Community Workshop – Placemaking in a Changing Climate: Middle Main Poughkeepsie

 Hudson River Housing and the Resource Center for Sustainable Communities present:

Placemaking in a Changing Climate: Middle Main Poughkeepsie
an interactive workshop

Designing the places where we live and work so that they are beautiful and welcoming to people and commerce alike—this simple idea is re‐emerging to guide the revitalization of our marketplaces, waterfronts, and neighborhood centers. Today as climate changes press us to re‐localize our lives and protect our natural resources, the art and science of placemaking are evolving to meet new needs. Landscape architecture is joining urban design and economic development to create strategies for cooling city centers; conserving water; growing food; and making wise choices about the use and protection of land.

Placemaking in a Changing Climate: Middle Main Poughkeepsie is an exciting interactive class on these principles and methods, using the redevelopment of the Middle Main neighborhood in Poughkeepsie as a case study. Offered by the Resource Center for Sustainable Communities, a partnership between Sustainable Hudson Valley and the Project for Public Spaces, this training workshop will inform and inspire community residents, planners, developers, local officials, architects and others about how we can preserve, enhance, and re‐invent our communities.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Cannon Street Senior Housing Community Room
134 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie

  • 8:30am Registration & Networking
  • 9am—12pm Workshop

Thanks to support from NeighborWorks America, this workshop is free of charge.
However you must register in advance at http://tinyurl.com/middlemain

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