BUILD THE IDEAL CITY! HELP PLAN FOR LINCOLN CITY’S NEXT 50 YEARS!
Come to the Lincoln City Community Center on Friday, October 2nd from 3:00 – 5:00 PM and let your inner city planner out!
In a fast-paced, exciting and creative workshop you will learn about the role of city planning and urban design in shaping how we live. This is an interactive, hands-on model-building process for which James Rojas, an award-winning urban planner, community activist, and artist, will be your guide. This free workshop is for people of all ages and abilities.
Using an array of materials and building blocks you will be challenged to come up with a three dimensional vision of your ideal city and to translate your dreams and ideas into physical forms and models. The workshop is an opportunity for you to envision how cities are organized and how that affects your everyday life.
The workshop’s results will feed into Lincoln City’s new Comprehensive Planning process. City staff will use these ideas to help develop planning policy and design recommendations that ultimately will help to reshape Lincoln City’s neighborhoods and to transform them into more livable and equitable places.
James Rojas has developed an innovative public engagement and community visioning method that uses art-making as its medium. Through this method he has engaged thousands of people by facilitating over four hundred workshops and building over fifty interactive models around the world – from the streets of New York and San Francisco, to Mexico, Canada, Europe, and South America. He has been awarded the 2015 Planning Advocate Award of Excellence by the California Chapter of the American Planning Association.
This event is held in conjunction with the Nelscott Gap Refinement Plan “Community Design Week”, which includes a variety of opportunities to participate in preparation of a neighborhood plan for the Nelscott Gap area between SE 19th Street and SW 35th Street. Visit the project website at www.nelscottplan.com and “like” the Facebook page “Nelscott Plan” for more information and updates on the project and the community design week.