Urban in Alaska: A Creative Placemaking Initiative

The Center for Community Engagement & Learning at UAA and partner organizations host the Urban in Alaska conference for faculty, students, and community members to engage in dialogue about social issues and the design of public space...creative placemaking.


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 at 9:00 a.m.with a keynote welcome.  Morning breakout sessions will feature community-engaged projects with faculty, community partners and students presenting together in Rasmuson Hall classrooms. An extended lunch in Lucy Cuddy Hall will include community engagement "rapid fire" presentations by faculty across the curriculum.  A special "Dialogues for Public Life" workshop is offered in the afternoon for faculty and community members who are interested in learning about becoming facilitators.

Friday, November 6, 2015  |  9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University of Alaska Anchorage | Lucy Cuddy Hall
Campus map with parking lots
Online Registration has closed - Onsite registration is available starting at 8:30 a.m.

Urban in Alaska Conference

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m.Check in - Lucy Cuddy Hall
9:00Keynote Speaker - Lucy Cuddy Hall
"Working together as a community: Creating our collective impact"
Mara Kimmel, First Lady of the Municipality of Anchorage & Hickel Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship at APU 

9:30-10:30      Breakout Session 1 - Rasmuson Hall Classrooms
Breakout session descriptions

Breakout Session 2 - Rasmuson Hall Classrooms
Breakout session descriptions

Lunch with Rapid Fire Community Engagement Presentations-Lucy Cuddy Hall

1:30-5:00Special Workshop "Dialogues for Public Life"
Rasmuson Hall (RH) 211
Are you interested in being someone who can facilitate community conversations on sometimes contentious issues?  Led by Professors Donna Aguiniga & Stephanie Bauer, this workshop is open to faculty, staff, & community members who will be taught and have an opportunity to use the National Issues Forum (NIF) model of public deliberation.  Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in Beginning Skills in Public Deliberation. Registration limited to 15.

 Registration is free and open to the public. Onsite registration is available the day of conference starting at 8:30 a.m.
 Parking is free in campus lots (Google map of campus).


The annual Urban & Rural in Alaska Conference is presented by the UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning and the University Honors College.