Placemaking Expedition to Portland


Fri Jun 09 2023 at 10:00 am to Sat Jun 17 2023 at 10:00 pm


701 SW 6th Ave,Portland,97205,US | Portland, OR

Portland's placemaking revolution is a call to action for all cities. Join us for an immersive learning journey to inspire your work.
Come over the mountain with us to discover the essence of Portland, Oregon , renowned as one of the most vibrant, unique, and livable cities in the nation. While Portland has achieved remarkable success in creating a human-scaled and thriving community, it's crucial that we extend these achievements to other cities across the country. We invite you to join us in a transformative experience, where community members from various places converge to learn and draw inspiration from Portland's exceptional progress.
Immerse yourself in the wealth of knowledge and expertise shared by local Portland experts, as we delve deep into the captivating models, policies, tactics, and the very spirit that has shaped America's most extraordinary placemade city. You'll have the opportunity to get hands on experience with natural building, urban agriculture and intersection painting. Together, let's empower our cities to embrace these invaluable lessons and create better places in more places than just here!
Visitors will be. able pick any length of stay from one day to a whole week to join us in Portland during a time of extreme placemaking.
* June 9, 10 and 11th - Assembly, Portland State University's Social Practice Art Annual Exhibition will take place over 3-days at KSMoCA (Kings School Museum of Contemporary Art), an elementary school that's also a a contemporary art museum run by the students.
* June 10-17 - City Repair Project's Village Building Convergence is a resident-led placemaking festival that featuring intersection painting, re-wilding, natural building, permaculture and performance. Each day includes tours, work projects and evening lectures and performances.
* We'll explore topics and places that most interest you during your stay. Topics might range from Transportation, Freeway Removal, Neighborhood Identity and Culture, Gentrification Issues, Placekeeping, Maker movement, Adaptive Reuse, Creative Economy, Nightlife, Tourism, Street Painting, Historic Preservation, Policy Review, Waterfronts, Parks and Green Spaces, Equity/Inclusion, Sustainability, Community Engagement and Agency, Housing, Local Food/Permaculture, Retail Districts, Micro-entrepreneurialism, Pattern Language, New Urbanism.
Previous Portland Trip Placemakers Have Said:
"At the Portland, Oregon placemaking program, I had a fantastic time and met incredible people. We got in touch with the physical, geographical place and deep dived into one of America's most placemade cities. Afterwords, I reflected back on the geographical features of where I live and how I can tap into that as a placemaker. It was well-curated and highly-effective." Jerin Sage - What's Up? Downtown Project Flint, Michigan.
This program is suitable for:
-Advanced/Intermediate placemakers seeking to learn from Portland's key case studies
-Emerging placemakers looking to work in the field professionally
-Business District and Neighborhood leaders looking to learn from Portland's great neighborhoods and micro-entrepreneur movement
-Educators and Students looking for real-world exposure to many key placemaking concepts
-Municipal employees/Electeds looking to increase placemaking capacities in their office and their community
-Funders/Grantees looking to connect their missions to utilize place in service delivery
-Sustainability-minded placemakers looking to connect nature, environment and health to placemaking
1-Day Pass
PlacemakingUS will be in Portland for a long span this Spring and we are inviting others to join us in 1-Day pass increments. You can purchase as many day passes as you want: 1 Day, 3 Day or the Full Week. After you purchase your passes, we'll get in touch with you about your arrival and departure days. You can buy passes for more than one person on the same order (for example: 2 people x 3-Day Pass = 6-Day Passes).
Contact PlacemakingUS at [email protected]

Where is it happening?

701 SW 6th Ave,Portland,97205,US, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 150.00


Host or Publisher Placemakingus

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