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*Mark Lakeman returns to Vancouver!

Event Details

*Mark Lakeman returns to Vancouver!

Time: October 15, 2013 from 2:30pm to 5pm
Location: Performance Works Theatre, Granville Island
Street: 1218 Cartwright St
City/Town: Vancouver
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: mark lakeman, placemaking
Organized By: Living the New Economy
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2013

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Event Description

If you missed Mark Lakeman's (founder of Portland's City Repair) inspiring placemaking workshop in Vancouver in March 2011, here is your chance to make up for it!

Village Vancouver is a proud community sponsor of Mark Lakeman's upcoming workshop on October 15th from 2:30-5pm at Performance Works Theatre, Granville Island - part of the Living the New Economy 6-day confluence of events (Oct 15-20).

After working for several years in the 1980′s as a lead designer of large scale corporate projects, in the 1989 Mark embarked on a series of cultural immersion projects with numerous indigenous societies in order to derive place-making patterns which could be applied to urban settings in the United States. These patterns include broad participation, local ownership, and transference of authority to local populations, creative expression in planned and unplanned processes, and social capital as the primary economic engine of change.

As the founder of City Repair and the annual Village Building Convergence in Portland, Mark Lakeman is a pioneer in placemaking who has been directly involved in or has indirectly inspired countless community-enhancing projects in Portland and beyond, including here in Vancouver.

In Mark's workshop, you will learn about the keys to transforming mundane spaces into places where community can happen, and why the social capital that we build in our communities is the most important ingredient for positive change. This is not to be missed - you never know when you will get another chance!

Registration: Tickets only $35, available at of this newsletter can use the coupon code "village" to receive 10% off your ticket purchase! Members of Village Vancouver Transition Society: write to to find out how to get 30% off!


Can't make it during the day? You can also catch Mark at the Living the New Economy Opening Night on October 15th at 7pm, where he will be a keynote speaker alongside filmmaker Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love)! See for more details.

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Comment by Silvia Di Blasio on October 12, 2013 at 11:24am

I would LOVE to be there...but I have another commitment at the same time here: a meeting with city of Surrey staff to see if we can develop more community, in a way, my spirit will be working towards the same goal. Please enjoy and share your experiences after...

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