Local Wednesday: City Repair

The City Repair Project is a comprised of a group of citizen activists who create public gathering places and help others to creatively transform the places where they live.

City Repair was formed in Portland, Oregon in 1996 by citizen activists who wanted a more community-oriented and ecologically sustainable society. Born out of a successful grassroots neighborhood initiative that converted a residential street intersection into a neighborhood public square, City Repair began its work with the idea that localization (of culture, of economy, of decision-making) is a necessary foundation of sustainability. By reclaiming urban spaces to create community-oriented places, we plant the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, empower our communities and nurture our local culture.

For those of you who live in Portland or will be visiting, The annual Village Building Convergence is May 23- June 1st.

1 comment:

Kristina said...

Thanks for posting about this. I've walked through that intersection so many times and always wondered how it came to be- now I know!