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How to Design Better Cities for People - Info Session

Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Join us for an info session where you will get an introduction to creative placemaking - using temporary pop-ups and other installations to test its impact on your city. From parklets to interactive art, to just a nice place to sit - learn how to prototype your ideas to create a more vibrant public space for your community!

Creative placemaking is an emerging field of practice that leverages the power of the arts, culture, creativity, and innovation for the good of communities.

Dates and Times:

  • January 21st at 6:00 P.M
  • February 3rd at 12:00 P.M

About the Program | Reimagining Cities: Design Thinking + Tactical Urbanism

This 10-week program teaches the principles of design thinking, advanced manufacturing, and rapid prototyping in the context of shaping public spaces. It is ideally suited for artists, designers, engineers, and creatives looking to augment their talent with digital skills to make a mark on their city. Students will learn fundamental design concepts and CAD/CAM techniques and how to apply them to solve urban challenges with alternative creative solutions. Upon course completion, students will be able to develop and build a three-dimensional prototype of their designs.

New cohort starts on February 17. For more information, visit

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