Urban in Alaska: A Creative Placemaking Initiative

The Center for Community Engagement & Learning at UAA and partner organizations host the Urban in Alaska conference and workshop for faculty, students, and community members to engage in dialogue about social issues and the design of public space...creative placemaking.  
This year includes community engagement projects across Alaska to feature urban & rural Alaska.


Urban & Rural in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA

A conference and network for faculty, students & community members to engage in dialogue together.  

The conference will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and include morning breakout sessions featuring community-engaged projects with faculty, community partners and students presenting together in Rasmuson Hall classrooms. Continue with an extended lunch in the Student Union with community engagement "rapid fire" presentations by faculty across the curriculum, and conclude the day with community networking sessions around different issue areas, such as Environment & Public Safety, Youth & Education, Homelessness & Substance Abuse, Arts in Community, Women's Issues, & A Welcoming Community. Community organizations will have tables set up to network with faculty and students around new projects or research as collaborations to address community issues.

Friday, March 27, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

University of Alaska Anchorage | Student Union Cafeteria

Urban in Alaska Conf Panel Discussion 2014

Conference Schedule

 8:30 a.m.
Check in, light breakfast available
 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Welcome: Social Entrepreneurship for the Common Good
Breakout Session 1 
Breakout Session 2 
Lunch with Rapid Fire Community Engagement Presentations
Community & Campus Networking Session:
- Environment & Public Safety- Youth & Education
- Women's Issues- Arts in the Community
- A Welcoming Community- Homelessness & Substance Abuse

Registration is free and open to the public. Parking is free.

Conference registration will open in early March - check back soon!


Presented by UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning and co-sponsored by The University Honors College.