Join Fred Kent and Ethan Kent at a Placemaking Symposium in Vancouver, BC on December 16th, sponsored by the Vancouver Planning Department:

Ever wonder what makes some public places great and others so ho-hum? If you’re interested in finding out what can be done to make our public places better, then the Planning Department is pleased to invite you to a Placemaking Symposium. We are fortunate to have Fred and Ethan Kent, two principals of the New York based, Project for Public Spaces (PPS) present some of their innovative work at the:

Placemaking Symposium

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Council Chambers (City Hall, Main Building, 3rd Floor)
Friday, Dec. 16th, 2005
(please note: no food or drink allowed in Council Chambers)

‘Placemaking’ is a technique pioneered by the Project for Public Places (PPS). PPS is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities. They provide technical assistance, education, and research through programs in parks, plazas and central squares; buildings and civic architecture; transportation; and public markets. Since founding in 1975, they have worked in over 1,500 communities in the United States and around the world, helping people to grow their public spaces into vital community places.

This Symposium is free and open to all staff and members of the public that may have an interest. Feel free to pass this invitation on. Space is limited so be sure to reserve a space. If you have any questions about PPS and the Symposium you can contact either Randy Pecarski, City Plans, 604.873.7810 or Jeff Patterson, Central Area 604.873.6644.

Be prepared to be inspired! We look forward to seeing you there!

Co-Directors of Planning
Ann McAfee & Larry Beasley

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