We’re thrilled to announce that Mark Lakeman will be joining us in Sept. as our opening plenary speaker, sharing his wisdom and stories about his experiences and involvement in strengthening a community via projects which create more personal connections to “place”.
Mark is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. In the last decade he has directed or facilitated designs for more than three hundred new community-generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone. Through his leadership in Communitecture, Inc., and it’s 501©3 affiliate The City Repair Project, he has also been instrumental in the development of dozens of participatory design projects and organizations across the United States and Canada. Mark works with governmental leaders, community organizations, and educational institutions in many diverse communities.