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Mojgan Rasouli

Urban Planner and Designer in Markham

Placemaking with People!

PRESENTED ON MAY 06, 2016
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 11

Mojgan Rasouli is a passionate Urban Planner and Designer who has great enthusiasm for developing vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods that promote health, safety and equity. Her presentation invites people to consider how placemaking inspires people to reinvent public spaces.

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Public Interest Design

BY SHANNON VAN ZANDT
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Public Interest Design is a participatory design practice that brings the power of good design to address social issues for the benefit of the whole community. Shannon Van Zandt identifies the principles of Public Interest Design and shows examples from her work with students and partners working with disadvantaged communities.

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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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Sculpting Community: Placemaking with Krasl Art Center

BY BILL LADITKA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

What happens when you pair up the brains of Bill LaDitka, a Principal Architect and Julia Gourley, an Art Gallery Director?  You get a creative team from two agencies focused on PlaceMaking in St. Joseph, MI.

Bill is a Principal Architect at Wightman & Associates, Inc. in Benton Harbor, MI. He also is an Urban Designer, Place Designer, Strategist, Creative Visionary as well as one of our PKN City Organizers.

Julia is the Executive Director at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. She holds a BFA, Fine Art Photography and a MSEd in Art Education. She is a member of various local crop-shares, cycle groups, and most obviously, many creative networks.

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Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change

BY DAVID WITTY
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

Dave Witty is VIU’s Provost and Vice-President Academic, and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) affiliated with numerous national planning and architecture institutes. In his presentation, titled "Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change," Dave walks us along a possible path for positive change right here in Nanaimo. 
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It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping

BY NINA CHASE
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."

In It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping from PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25, Landscape architect and urban designer Nina Chase talks about temporary fun, public space, and urban transformation. She shares the power of prototyping and the impact design have in the communication between public spaces, the city council and the community. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017. 

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Big Data and Public Space Perception

BY ASHOT SNKHCHYAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

How ‘big data’, generated as a result of the penetration of digital technologies in our daily life, can be used by architects for creating better and more efficient public spaces. 

 

 

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Creative Placemaking - Turning a 'Space' into a 'Place'

BY KEVON FODERINGHAM
@ VOL 1 ON DEC 01, 2017

PechaKucha Night Arima, City Organiser, Kevon Foderingham speaks about his non-profit organization, Caribbean Fashion and Arts Feature Festival and corresponding creative placemaking project, EAST YARD.

Kevon speaks about the power of culture and creativity to revitalize cities and foster the spirit of community.  

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Is public transport planning just for bureaucrats and consultants, or is there space for true community involvement?

BY ROBERT HENDERSON
@ VOL 36 ON SEP 17, 2018

Rob Henderson worked tirelessly for 6 years promoting bike share as part of Christchurch's public transport network. After being told "now's not the time for new ideas" he crowd-funded and launched a bike share pilot, and built a local community in support of the idea; providing the basis for a city business case for bike share. Before watching consultants and overseas companies get all the rewards.

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Cognitive Disonance

BY DAN REED
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Dan Reed is an urban planner connected to his community. In this presentation, he explores cognitive dissonance and the mental gymnastics individuals have to do in order to avoid hard truths. Listen to Dan discuss some hard truths about public transit and spaces.