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Thursday, October 3 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Short Talks: Participatory Placemaking

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A Short Talk session is 5-7 single presenters, presenting for roughly 7 minutes, on a topic relating to an overarching theme. Led by a facilitator, with a Q and A once all of the presentations have finished, these talks will provide attendees with a collection of stories, case studies, and projects related to specific aspects of placemaking.

This session's topic is: Participatory Placemaking. All talk titles from all presenters to be listed here by September.

  • Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman - Right of Way for Who? The Right to the City in Philadelphia's Public Realm
  • Anastasia Brewster - Belonging & Blindspots: Placemaking as Empowerment Process in Little East Africa, San Diego
  • Ben Epperson - Knoxville Port-O-Park
  • Nadzeya Ilkevich - Placemaking Week in Appalachia: Armory Park in Uptown Athens, OH.
  • Abbey Seitz - Lipstick on a Bulbout: Community-Driven Street Art as a Corrective to Tactical Urbanism Gone Awry
  • Benjamin Bryant - Let's Make Sweet Music Together: Connecting communities through the universal language of music
  • Ryan Sandwick - Shuttle Disco: Using DJs and Disco Lights to Celebrate Public Transportation in Downtown Chattanooga

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Benjamin Bryant

Director of Special Projects, Interface Studio, LLC
Ben is a planner and urban designer interested in how neighborhoods, cities, and regions can incentivize and best manage processes of revitalization and reinvention. As a city planner, Ben has led projects in cities, first-ring suburbs, and walkable downtowns with a focus on land... Read More →
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Abbey Seitz

Planner, SSFM International, Inc.
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Anastasia Brewster

Strategic Partnerships Manager, City Heights Community Development Corporation
Feel free to reach out: 619-495-8393. Anastasia’s work starts with the people who call the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego home. She builds power among immigrant and refugee communities to advocate for health equity in areas such as land-use, transportation, and housing... Read More →
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Nadzeya Ilkevich

Founder, CreateCulture Group
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Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Project Manager, Adjunct Professor, The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, Drexel University

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Miller Park Community Stage