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11th Village Building Convergence looking for community placemaking projects to support

City Repair's annual placemaking festival, the Village Building Convergence is looking for communities who want to take part in the 2011 placemaking process. If you're interested in some creative, positive, grassroots change in your community then download our Request for Proposal, gather some community members together, fill it out and send it back to us. We look forward to supporting ideas! Due date is January 28th.
Download the Proposal Form

Dear Portland community and beyond,

The City Repair Project is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for community building projects for the 11th annual 10-day Village Building Convergence (VBC) held from May 27th -June 5th 2011!

Every year City Repair helps many communities around the greater Portland area gather their community together to collectively transform the uncultivated spaces that surround them into rich vibrant gathering places that strengthen the community. City Repair facilitates this "place-making" activity of transforming "spaces" into "places" year-round, but it is during the annual Village Building Convergence that most of the place-making activity takes place. Whether it's an intersection repair project, an outdoor classroom, or just a neighborhood bench, we welcome all ideas and would love to help turn your vision into reality.

Anyone interested in doing some form of community-oriented place-making project during the VBC is welcomed and encouraged to submit a Request For Proposal (RFP). Everyone that submits a RFP by the January 28th 2011 deadline will automatically be accepted to join our planning process in which the place-making team will provide in-depth, weekly training and support to help your project succeed with flying colors. Even if you have no idea what you'd like to see happen in your neighborhood or community, please feel free to peruse and fill out the RFP form and we will be more than happy to help you get the ball rolling, the sparks flying, and the under-utilized space transforming into a vibrant welcoming place!!!

Fill out the above linked form and email it to us by January 28th, 2011! Please share this with anyone that you think might be interested!

If you have any questions at all, ask away, we're here for you! Meet your neighbors, build your dreams!

Contact:
vbcplacemaking@cityrepair.org
Placemaking Coordinator:
Sebastian Collet - 707.548.7113

homepage: homepage: http://vbc.cityrepair.org
phone: phone: 707.548.7113