City Repair’s Placemaking Guidebook
City Repair offers two great resources to help you reclaim public space and build community! City Repair’s Placemaking Guidebook Our best print resource for community-based projects such as Intersection Repair is called the Placemaking Guidebook. It includes physical examples, stories, techniques for community organizing and facilitation, and much more. This Guidebook begins where most American communities ﬁnd themselves: socially isolated, yet relatively stable. If you are fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood where people are already engaged in community building, then start wherever it makes sense. Keep in mind, however, that even the most socially active neighborhoods include people who feel disempowered ...
The Word: City Repair’s Weekly Newsletter
Welcome to the Word sign-up page! The Word is how you can stay informed about the many activities of our organization and the extended placemaking and community building network. We're currently working on improving our system to give you greater specificity over the variety, frequency, and quantity of news that you want to receive. Sign up here to receive City Repair's newsletter, and contact email@example.com if you have any questions or if you want help.
The Vision of City RepairCity Repair is an organized group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists.
City Repair began in Portland, Oregon with the idea that localization - of culture, of economy, of decision-making - is a necessary foundation of sustainability. By reclaiming urban spaces to create community-oriented places, we plant the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, empower our communities and nurture our local culture.
Our projects include the annual Village Building Convergence, where people gather at neighborhood sites throughout Portland to engage in intersection repair, natural building, and other forms of placemaking. We also produce Portland's Earth Day event.
Throughout the year we educate the community with workshops on all forms of sustainability and offer the invaluable placemaking guidebook and one-on-one consulting for those who want to repair their own neighborhood. If you are interested in helping our efforts please visit our volunteer page.
As an almost entirely volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, we rely solely on the support of our community. Please consider donating to help ensure our vision becomes a reality.