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Mojgan Rasouli

Urban Planner and Designer in Markham

Placemaking with People!

PRESENTED ON MAY 06, 2016
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 11

Mojgan Rasouli is a passionate Urban Planner and Designer who has great enthusiasm for developing vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods that promote health, safety and equity. Her presentation invites people to consider how placemaking inspires people to reinvent public spaces.

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Getting Back into the Players Club

BY WARWICK MIHALY
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Architect Warwick Mihaly wants to reconstruct Melbourne as a shared space so that it can be better enjoyed by everyone who lives there. He emphasizes the importance of creating activity centers that will encourage community engagement and improve the quality of life. 

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Public Interest Design

BY SHANNON VAN ZANDT
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Public Interest Design is a participatory design practice that brings the power of good design to address social issues for the benefit of the whole community. Shannon Van Zandt identifies the principles of Public Interest Design and shows examples from her work with students and partners working with disadvantaged communities.

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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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Sculpting Community: Placemaking with Krasl Art Center

BY BILL LADITKA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

What happens when you pair up the brains of Bill LaDitka, a Principal Architect and Julia Gourley, an Art Gallery Director?  You get a creative team from two agencies focused on PlaceMaking in St. Joseph, MI.

Bill is a Principal Architect at Wightman & Associates, Inc. in Benton Harbor, MI. He also is an Urban Designer, Place Designer, Strategist, Creative Visionary as well as one of our PKN City Organizers.

Julia is the Executive Director at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. She holds a BFA, Fine Art Photography and a MSEd in Art Education. She is a member of various local crop-shares, cycle groups, and most obviously, many creative networks.

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Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change

BY DAVID WITTY
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

Dave Witty is VIU’s Provost and Vice-President Academic, and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) affiliated with numerous national planning and architecture institutes. In his presentation, titled "Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change," Dave walks us along a possible path for positive change right here in Nanaimo. 
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It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping

BY NINA CHASE
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."

In It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping from PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25, Landscape architect and urban designer Nina Chase talks about temporary fun, public space, and urban transformation. She shares the power of prototyping and the impact design have in the communication between public spaces, the city council and the community. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017. 

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Big Data and Public Space Perception

BY ASHOT SNKHCHYAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

How ‘big data’, generated as a result of the penetration of digital technologies in our daily life, can be used by architects for creating better and more efficient public spaces. 

 

 

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Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78

BY FRANK PALEN, ESQ., AICP
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

“Think of me as a time traveler. I’m going to take you back to a place called Buffalo in the 1970s.”

In Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78 from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, attorney and urban renewal advocate, Frank Palen, recalls the creation of a historic district for theatre and culture from a once abandoned rust belt urban core. From 1977 to 1979, Palen was Research Associate in the Center for Community Research and Development at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Environmental Design, serving as Coordinator of the Buffalo Entertainment District Project. The University at Buffalo’s graduate studio investigated the potential of promoting a theater district in what was then an increasingly abandoned section of Downtown, despite various setbacks and a challenging political climate. The result was a very high-profile effort that set an agenda for the redevelopment of Buffalo that continues today.

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Creative Placemaking - Turning a 'Space' into a 'Place'

BY KEVON FODERINGHAM
@ VOL 1 ON DEC 01, 2017

PechaKucha Night Arima, City Organiser, Kevon Foderingham speaks about his non-profit organization, Caribbean Fashion and Arts Feature Festival and corresponding creative placemaking project, EAST YARD.

Kevon speaks about the power of culture and creativity to revitalize cities and foster the spirit of community.