The Placemaking Conference is a biennial event hosted by the OU Gibbs College of Architecture’s Institute for Quality Communities. It features leading experts on topics in economic development, healthy communities, city planning and governance, architecture and design, district management, public spaces and parks, and more. Click here to learn more.
Monday, April 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Catlett Music Center – Norman, Oklahoma
Registration is required. Registration closes on March 15, 2019. For late registration, please contact Hope Mander, email@example.com or 405-325-2434.
Kennedy Smith of CLUE Group, one of the nation’s foremost experts on commercial districts, will speak about downtown and main street economic development.
Elena Madison of Project for Public Spaces will be joined by Jill Brown DeLozier of Downtown OKC Partnership and Laura Hoagland of Southwest Airlines to talk about placemaking partnerships that transform public space.
Mick Cornett, former Oklahoma City mayor, is the author of The Next American City and will join us to share ideas about how small- and middle-sized cities are positioned for success.
Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura will speak about the quest to document special (and sometimes odd) places around the world
Houston-based artist Rick Lowe, creator of Project Row Houses and other projects around the world, will present the closing lecture featuring highlights of his career creating revitalization efforts driven by art and culture.
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