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Accelerate Land Reuse For Community Revitalization

October 18, 2018
7:00 amto2:30 pm

Hosted by The Center for Creative Land Recycling

Abandoned, ownerless or blighted properties create public eyesores and erode a municipality’s tax base. This workshop will provide answers to your questions on legal liability, regulatory issues, funding resources, assessment/remediation, and community engagement to turbo charge your redevelopment efforts.  Hear from public and private-sector experts and meet with them one-on-one to learn about steps to initiate or accelerate the redevelopment of distressed sites for community revitalization.

Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
1865 Harrison Avenue
CamdenNJ 08105

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Water as Leverage: Stories from Rotterdam to Philadelphia

October 18, 2018
4:00 pmto7:00 pm

Cities are experiencing their rivers as a threat because of flooding, pollution, and land subsidence. Urban nature-based solutions help ensure that water is a competitive advantage. This event will explore insight into challenges, successes, and failures of landscape interventions aimed at flood protection in the city of Rotterdam.

Gain insight in the functioning of urban water management and the link to design and planning with presentations by:

Lena Niel – Urban planner, Deltares
Han Dijk – Partner, POSAD Spatial Strategies
Tim van de Staaij – resilience project manager, Municipality of Rotterdam

Location: Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Film Screening: If You Build It

October 18, 2018
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Arts Council of Princeton is holding a film screening of It You Build It.

Film synopsis: From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what’s possible.

Location: 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton NJ

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