City Repair’s Mark Lakeman from Portland at L.A. Eco-Village Fri. Nov, 1 at 7:30pm

Learn more about City Repair here:  www.cityrepair.org

VISIONARY ARCHITECT AND PORTLAND’S CITY REPAIR FOUNDER MARK LAKEMAN
RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES ECO-VILLAGE

Friday Evening November 1, 2013 at 7:30pm for his inspiring Slideshow and talk

at L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, Los Angeles 90004, directions

Join visionary architect Mark Lakeman as he inspires and guides the grid structure of a typical American city into a vital social commons with Portland’s City Repair Project <www.cityrepair.org>.

Now a national movement (just google it to get a sense of it), City Repair is about cities, towns, grids and the intersections where our lives can converge.

Multidisciplinary, City Repair combines architecture, urban planning, anthropology, community development, public art, permaculture and ecological design in projects that transform public space.

Intersection Repair is the citizen-led conversion of an urban street intersection into a public square.  It is a form of grassroots city planning that can nurture art, public gathering and volunteerism in your neighborhood.

“Mark is among  the most inspiring speakers I have seen in my more than 30 years of local activism,” says Lois Arkin.

FEE:
Friday Nov 1 at 7:30pm:   $5 to $15 (self selected sliding scale)
Reservations required:  crsp@igc.org or 213/738-1254

*Note:  Saturday morning November 2nd public forum with Mark was canceled.  Check our website for future forums on progressive city planning issues.

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WANNA BE IN THE KNOW ABOUT CITY PLANNING ISSUES IN LOS ANGELES?
CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES:

For an excellent introduction to current City Planning in Los Angeles, visit:  http://cityplanning.lacity.org/

To review recent community  input on the updating of the City’s Mobility Element, go here:  http://ideas.la2b.org/

To review the draft Housing Element for the City of Los Angeles for 2013 –  2021, go here:
https://sites.google.com/site/lahousingelement/home/draft-plan

To follow the Updates on the City’s codes, go here:
http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8dfee8dbbd1900ea3b2a89244&id=9f1e16cf24&e=5309617c39

To keep updated on some of the most progressive city planning policies, proposals and actions from throughout the world, check out these websites:

http://www.SustainableCityNews.com

http://www.losangeleswalks.org/

http://la.streetsblog.org/

http://www.carfree.com/

OTHER UPCOMING LOS ANGELES AREA/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  EVENTS WITH MARK LAKEMAN

Date: Sat Nov. 2   Time: Doors open @ 5 pm

Place: The Shed 1355 Lincoln Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103
Place Making Workshop w/ Mark Lakeman & James Rojas
Special Performance by Moses Sumney @ 7 pm
Tickets $12 advance/ $20 at the door
Contact: michelle@lalomadevelopment.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/167396700123928/
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Date: Sun Nov 3  Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Place: Venice Learning Garden – 13000 Venice Blvd. 90066. Enter on Walgrove.
Cob Bench Workshop at the Venice Learning Garden
Donation: $15 – $20
Contact: melbowerman@gmail.com, 310 869-5607
https://www.facebook.com/events/172596686274775/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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Date:  Sat Nov 3   Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Place: WRHAP 12401 Slauson Ave, Unit G Whittier, CA 90606
2nd Annual Pizza Party for City Repair feat. Mark Lakeman
Admission is $15 ($10 pre-sale tickets available); children 12 and under $5.
Contact: Megan meganhobza@gmail.com (562) 457-0450
https://www.facebook.com/events/168633740003831/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming http://pizza.brownpapertickets.com/
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Date: Mon Nov 4   Time: 6 – 9 pm
Place: Casa Coracao 1742 Deerhill Trail Topanga 90290
Community Building Topanga with Mark Lakeman
$10 donation, no one turned away at the door.
RSVP :: rsvp@projectbutterfly.org
Light beverages and snacks will be provided
https://www.facebook.com/events/583088311739220/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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Date: Tue Nov 5  Time: 1 – 5 pm
Place: Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd, Venice
Community Building on Venice Blvd.
FREE Event
RSVP and Contact Info: Lauren Tucker laurenfrancestucker@gmail.com
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Date: Tue Nov 5  Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Place:  Private Residence 805 Brooks Ave, Venice 90291
City Repair Slideshow and Potluck
Donation: $10
Contact: Lauren Tucker  laurenfrancestucker@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1396069463964056/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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Thanks to Camille Cimino for coordinating this tour schedule:
Camille Cimino
“The Nature of Things”
(213) 924-5238

 

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Contact Information

117 Bimini Place #221
Los Angeles CA 90004
crsp@igc.org