Public Event March 2nd! How to build communities we love

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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.

Click here to learn more about the event!

Photo of Katherine LoflinIn 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 business.

Learn more about Katherine »

 

Rocket Room, Upstairs, Rocket Bakery, 272 Water Street
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Reception to follow. Free Admission.

 

Presented in partnership with:
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, and Tract Consulting.

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Supported by Town of Torbay and Rocket Bakery.

Written by Happy City at 11:00
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Katie Power said...
This drumming circle is in the same place as your meeting this Saturday. It is about Community Connection. 11:30-1pm drop in. Would be a great way to lead into your event since it is all about Community. Come on out this Saturday for an Amazing day of Community Drumming! 11:30-1pm Drop in Drumming CAFE! Rocket Bakery (Drip coffee included) Kids welcome, All ages & Levels welcome. Intruments Provided or bring your own!:) Beautiful souls, beautiful event! Raise your energy. I do have a poster for the event. Either way would be great to meet you.
March 1, 2013 06:32

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