Mark your calendars:
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)
Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan
333 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226-3134
Ph: (313) 961-6675
Toll free: 1-888-WE-ENDOW (888-933-6369)
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