"The Public Square is the Heart of the Community"
Mark Lakeman, Co-Director of the non-profit City Repair Project, speaks at Washington State University/Vancouver.
From the City Repair website www.cityrepair.org :
Who We Are:
"We�re Portlanders and newcomers, students, professionals, laborers, cooks and bottle-washers."
"The City Repair Project is an organized group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live."
"We facilitate artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world."
Why City Repair?
In 1785, the Continental Congress passed the National Land Ordinance, which laid a Roman colonial grid over all lands west of the Ohio River. This included all future cities and towns.
Public spaces and piazzas occur naturally at the intersection of pathways when communities are allowed to grow organically. The National Land Ordinance both pre-empted th…
Duration : 1 hr 49 min