We're pleased to announce an exciting free training
session on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 1-5PM.
Planning & Design Centre is working with Jim Diers to deliver an
afternoon workshop that is geared toward individuals working at the
community level (neighbourhood associations, non-profits, community
developers,NGOs, planners and others across the province.
This interactive training session will cover various topics
including: Building broad and inclusive community participation,
identifying underutilized community strengths, role of neighborhood
planning in community building, how community, NGOS and government can
Jim Diers is an internationally recognized leader on
neighbourhood action and participatory democracy. Jim founded and
directed the Department of Neighbourhoods in Seattle for 14 years,
introducing transformative community programs such as the neighbourhood
matching fund, neighbourhood planning, and the leading national
community agriculture programs. Jim's work was recognized by the Ford
Foundation and Kennedy School of Government as one of the most
innovative local government programs in the United States. Jim is
also author of Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way.
Open Invitation, participants must register limited
Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave, Room 307
Design Centre is excited to invite you to a free public lecture on
Tuesday January 21,2014 at 7PM at McCain Building at Dal.
Jim Diers will provide a presentation sharing some of his experience
on neighbourhood action from Seattle before a short panel discussion
on the role of neighbourhoods and community action in building a
resilient and healthy Halifax Regional Municipality.
Special thanks to our sponsor, US Consulate!
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• Neighbourhood Power Lecture
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