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RE: [SJSU_MURPs] Two Workshops by the Project for Public Spaces (New York City)

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  • irvin dawid
    I can t resist..... I went to the PPS forum yest at RWC...it was sensational, Fred Kent, president of PPS was the speaker, very very inspirational. I d be glad
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      I can't resist.....
      I went to the PPS forum yest at RWC...it was sensational, Fred Kent,
      president of PPS was the speaker, very very inspirational.
      I'd be glad to send my notes upon request.
      but in 3 lines:
      "Parks should be about uses, not �open space�.
      Public spaces need not be parks.
      Imagine that streets become public spaces again"

      Hope someone can attend the workshops!

      Best,

      Irvin [home: 650/853-0558; cell: 650/283-6534]
      http://lomaprieta.sierraclub.org/slu/

      oh, I gotta kick out of his "favorite place in NYC", where he lives -
      the subway! the most international place in the city, he called it.
      but do check out Bryant Park as well....and Union Sq., as we plugged both of
      them
      Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, is his favorite place on the planet, it
      appeared.




      ----Original Message Follows----
      From: asha.weinstein@...
      To: SJSU_MURPs@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [SJSU_MURPs] Two Workshops by the Project for Public Spaces (New
      York City)
      Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:48:27 -0800

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 03/03/2005 02:41 PM -----


      Project for Public Spaces invites you to two separate workshops, "How to
      Turn a Place Around" and "How to Create Successful Public Markets" on May
      19-20, 2005 in New York City.

      "HOW TO TURN A PLACE AROUND" (
      http://en.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?module=URLTracker&cmd=track&j=22444892&u=204499
      ) is a two-day workshop designed for professionals and non-professionals
      who help shape towns and cities -- from highway engineers and real estate
      developers to community garden advocates and housing specialists. Based on
      PPS's 30 years of experience in placemaking, and inspired by our popular
      book, "How to Turn a Place Around," the course shows step-by-step our
      unique approach to revitalization.

      During the course, participants work in small teams to observe and analyze
      places in Greenwich Village and Battery Park City*, two contrasting areas
      of New York City. The sites will be used to illustrate complexities in
      making places, encourage a user's point of view, and provide insight into
      how public spaces function. (*Site subject to change.)

      The registration fee covers two days of tuition, including a neighborhood
      tour, in-depth presentations and discussions, on-site evaluation, case
      studies, a copy of How to Turn a Place Around, and training support
      materials. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided on both Thursday
      and Friday. There is a reception Thursday evening (included) and an
      optional dinner Friday night (please note the dinner is a change from
      previous workshops and is not included in the fee.)

      To register and for more information, please visit the workshop webpage,
      http://en.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?module=URLTracker&cmd=track&j=22444892&u=204500
      , or contact Kathleen Zeigenfuss at 212-620-5660, kzeigenfuss@....

      **************************************************

      "HOW TO CREATE SUCCESSFUL MARKETS" is a two-day workshop led by our own
      public market experts Steve Davies and David O'Neil. Cities and towns
      across the US are rediscovering the benefits of public markets.
      http://en.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?module=URLTracker&cmd=track&j=22444892&u=204501


      At this workshop, you will:
      * Learn how to start a market in your neighborhood or town;
      * Look at case studies and explore the market planning process, including
      goal-setting, concept development, economic feasibility, management, site
      selection and design;
      * Visit and analyze some of New York's most famous markets;
      * Meet other folks from around the country working on a variety of public
      market projects.

      The registration fee covers two days of tuition, including tours, in-depth
      presentations and discussions, on-site evaluation, case studies, and
      training support materials. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided
      on both Thursday and Friday. There is a reception Thursday evening
      (included) and an optional dinner Friday night (please note the dinner is
      a change from previous workshops and is not included in the fee.)

      Sign up now and join a small, dynamic group of people which in past
      workshops has included mayors, planning officials, community development
      officials, neighborhood organizers and market sponsors.

      For more information about the workshop, or to register online now, go to
      http://en.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?module=URLTracker&cmd=track&j=22444892&u=204502


      For additional inquiries, please contact Chris Heitmann at 212-620-5660 or
      at cheitmann@....

      About the instructors:

      STEVE DAVIES, as vice president of PPS, has directed nearly 400 major
      projects in the U.S and abroad and is sought out as one of the major
      thought leaders in public markets. He oversees the activities of PPS's
      Public Market Collaborative where he currently works on a new local
      economic development initiative with the Ford Foundation.

      A specialist in all phases of market development, DAVID O'NEIL has worked
      on over 100 market projects around the world and has directed three
      international public market conferences. He recently published "Reading
      Terminal Market: An Illustrated History," a beautifully illustrated
      narrative about one of the country's largest public markets located in
      Philadelphia, PA.

      To register for the workshop, go to:
      http://en.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?module=URLTracker&cmd=track&j=22444892&u=204503
      .

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