Happy City is excited to announce a public event we're
hosting on Saturday, March 2nd, at Rocket Bakery.
Along with Municipalities NL, The Harris Center, and Tract
Consulting, we're hosting Katherine Loflin, self-described "City
Doctor," to discuss the concept of "Placemaking."
"'Placemaking' is both an overarching idea and a hands-on
tool for improving a neighborhood, city or region. It has the
potential to be one of the most transformative ideas of this
century." -Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago
She will be joined by local panelists Neil Dawe and Sheldon
O'Neill to discuss how we can take (and are already taking)
advantage of and capitalize on our strengths as a "place" to drive
our economy and make ours a place where we will love to live -- and
people will love to visit -- for years to come.
In a multi-year, multi-city study led by Dr. Loflin
called "The Soul of the Community," nearly 43,000 people in 26
communities across the United States indicated the three main
factors that describe why they have become attached to, and stay
in, a community. The three factors are aesthetic beauty,
the opportunities for socializing that the place provides,
and its openness. This attachment improves a community's
economic prospects-people who are more attached to a place tend to
work harder, spend more locally, and are more entrepreneurial, and
places worth attaching to are able to attract and retain a more
talented workforce, which in turn attracts more
about Katherine »
Rocket Room, Upstairs, Rocket
Bakery, 272 Water Street
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 2:00 pm to 3:30
Reception to follow. Free Admission.
Presented in partnership with:
Newfoundland and Labrador, The Leslie Harris Centre of
Regional Policy and Development, and Tract Consulting.
Supported by Town of Torbay and Rocket Bakery.