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Tactical Urbanism as a Tool for Placemaking

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How does place-making inspire people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community? Learn from the best as local hero Milenko Matanovic, founder of the Pomegranate Center, joins nationally renowned Island Press author, Mike Lydon, to discuss the intersection between placemaking and tactical urbanism. Read more

Collaboration as the New Normal

by Milenko Matanovic, Pomegranate Center Founder

When it comes to community, together we always know more.

Whenever I make this statement, I get serious push-back:  artists know more about design, engineers must handle all calculations and so on and so on. Read more

Mosaics on Main Street

by Ally Nkwocha

Before Glass Artist, Jeweler, and Sculptor Vicki Leon moved into San Diego’s Azalea Park neighborhood, her realtor said “You’re gonna be involved in this community.” Now, 18 years later, after founding the Azalea Park Mosaic League, Vicki is using her experience to inspire community members to lead local public art projects. Read more

An Uncommon Partnership

The “green built” Issaquah Highlands has won multiple awards and stands as a successful example of an urban village that emphasizes walkability, sustainability, economic vitality and community. Twenty-plus years ago, well before the first foundation was poured, Pomegranate Center and the developer, Port Blakely Communities, forged a unique and somewhat controversial relationship Read more

Seattle Pomegranate Training

Seattle Pomegranate Center Training with Milenko Matanovic
Cultivating Ownership Through Community-Based Design
A 2-day introduction to the Pomegranate Approach for design professionals
March 11-12, 2016, 9am-4pm  – 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144 Read more