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GreenWays Initiative Green Forum IV: Storytelling and Placemaking for Greenways and Communities

October 5, 2005

New Detroit Science Center


Join us for the Green Forum IV to learn about storytelling and placemaking for your greenways and your communities.


Using Storytelling as Best Practice

Andy Goodman, Communications Consultant

Every trail or greenway has a story; learning to tell yours will help you to engage your local community, your board of trustees, and potential funders.  Telling stories helps us understand ourselves, bond with friends, and enter larger communities, but as professionals we tend to relegate storytelling to a place outside of work.  Learn how this uniquely powerful communications tool can help you build support for your greenway efforts.  (Andy will also be doing a session on how to make better, more effective presentations).



Fred Kent, President, Project for Public Spaces

Placemaking is a tool that allows diverse constituencies to identify how a public space can be reshaped to make it a welcome, well-functioning and attractive place for people.  Improvements to public spaces should reflect community values and needs.  The public involvement process that defines and responds to community conditions and needs from the outset is one of the most critical factors in achieving a public space that is truly sensitive to its context.



To view a copy of the invitation (including the agenda) and to register online, visit http://greenways.cfsem.org/events/index.html.  

This event is free and open to the public.  Reservation is required.




8:30 a.m.                      Registration and Refreshments

9:00 a.m.                      Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m.                      Using Storytelling as Best Practice, Andy Goodman, Communications Consultant

10:30 a.m.                     Break

10:45 a.m.                     GreenWays Grantee Stories

11:30 a.m.                     Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes, Andy Goodman

12:15 p.m.                     Lunch

1:30 p.m.                      Placemaking, Fred Kent, President, Project for Public Spaces

2:15 p.m.                      Break

2:30 p.m.                      The Placemaking Game: Analysis of Detroit’s Cultural Center



We look forward to seeing you on October 5th!




Melissa Jean Prowse (McMillan)

GreenWays Initiative

Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan

333 W. Fort Street

Suite 2010

Detroit, MI 48226-3134

Ph: (313) 961-6675

Toll free: 1-888-WE-ENDOW (888-933-6369)

Fax: (313) 961-2886

Web: www.cfsem.org

e-mail: mprowse@cfsem.org


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