Neighbourhood Action Workshop

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

The Planning & Design Centre is pleased to announce an exciting training session on Tuesday January 21,2014 from 1-5PM.

Planning and Design Centre is working with Jim Diers to deliver an afternoon workshop that is geared toward individuals working at the community level (neighbourood associations, non-profits, community developers, planners, NGOs etc) 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 work together.

Jim Diers is an internationally recognized leader on neighbourhood action and participatory democracy and was recently featured on the Neighbourhoods episode of the Cities Alive Podcast.  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.

Event Details
Open Invitation, participants must register limited spots available
Register by filling out this online form or by calling the PDC at 902.494.8494
Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave, Room 307
January 21, 2014, 1:00-5:00 PM, Coffee and Snacks

Special thanks to the United States Consulate in Halifax for funding support to bring Jim Diers to Halifax.

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