SITEWIDE Search Results: “Placemaking”


San Jose, CA @ City Hall City of San Jose - Wing Rooms 118-120 and City Council Chambers.
Sep 13, 2012


San Jose, CA @ Cafe Stritch
Apr 02, 2013


Pori @ Porin Taidemuseo
Mar 05, 2014


Adelaide @ Gallery
Oct 31, 2014


St Joseph @ The Livery Microbrewery
Nov 12, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ New London Architecture, The Building Centre
Jul 11, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ The Huddle, Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC), Westmead Hospital
Oct 05, 2017


Halifax @ Garrison Brewery
Oct 23, 2017

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Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change

@ 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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Ice Cream and Placemaking

@ VOL 4 ON JUL 10, 2015

Dan Reed shares how ice cream and ice cream shops create place in communities throughout the country.

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Placemaking with People!

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

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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Making Space

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Molly Van Hart wears many hats- from after school programme coordinator, to sex ed teacher to yoga instructor and now a project activator with Life in Vacant Spaces, an NGO that brokers public space for creative porjects. Molly explains how all her experiences are about making space for people to be creative, in all sense of the word.

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@ VOL 22 ON NOV 10, 2016

Kate MacLennan is a Pro Placemaking geek who is freshly back to Halifax after her 6 month sabbatical scouring the country for jedi like wisdom on Place and Placemaking.

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It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping

@ 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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Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78

@ 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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A Tale Of Two Halves

@ VOL 34 ON MAR 05, 2018

Amiria Pérez was born in Heretaunga and grew up on an apple orchard there, near the Tukituki River. In 1999 she moved to Ruatoria to attend Ngata college for her final year of highschool. Amiria is an Architectural Designer with a rich ancestral background.  She shares her experience of Maori places and how that has continued to influence her as a person and as a designer.

For the last five years, Amiria has been working in post-earthquake Christchurch, and has also been involved in transitional projects as part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture.

Within the architectural field Amiria has a particular interest in using a transitional design approach to test how Māori identity can be expressed and celebrated in an urban context. She is also currently exploring the relationship between craft, architecture and identity.

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Decolonising our Places

@ VOL 34 ON MAR 05, 2018

“Colonisation is just a bit shit.”  Rebecca Kiddle shares some of the lessons of her research which focuses on Aotearoa place identity and placemaking, decolonising cities and the design of community and educational space.

Rebecca is Ngāti Porou and Ngā Puhi. She is a Senior Lecturer, Environmental Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

She has worked in the urban design space in the UK, China and Aotearoa New Zealand for the past seven years having undertaken a PhD and MA in urban design at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Prior to this she worked in housing and Māori development policy and as Private Secretary Housing for the Associate Minister of Housing (Māori housing portfolio) in New Zealand’s parliament.

She is currently the co-chair Pōneke for Ngā Aho: Network of Māori Designers, a member of Papa Pounamu: New Zealand Planning Institute and a panel member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel. Her research focuses on Aotearoa New Zealand place identity and placemaking, decolonising cities and the design of community and educational space. Most recently she won Marsden funding for the topic: Making Aotearoa Places: The Politics and Practice of Urban Māori Place-making


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Placemaking by Design

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Craig Russell talks about creating places for people that are sensitive to their location and context, authentic and timeless and provide flexibility and connection to nature.


PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Volume #13. "Reflection & Projection" - A Place SA collaboration

#PKNADL13 - A Pecha Kucha - Adelaide / Place SA collaboration - "Reflection & Projection".Bringing together speakers from the Adelaide City Council, the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, SAHMRI, Renew Adelaide, the Planing Institute of Australia (SA), the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (SA), The Office for Design and Architecture SA, the Australian Institute of Architects (SA), Country Arts SA, Regional Arts SA, the Design Institute of Australia (SA) amongst other Adelaide change-makers - #PKNADL13 is set to be a night that marks a significant change-point in the history and vibrance of Adelaide.Come and join some of Adelaide's leaders in Place-making for a night of thought provoking reflection on Adelaide's history, what makes our city feel the way it feels and some projection on future plans and visions for Adelaide and it's country regions.Stay in touch at, or the Global site at, as more details are released over the next few weeks.In the meantime -> Why not lake a look at the Place SA website, perhaps 'Like' their page on Facebook and follow the team on you there!