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Paper Roads and Placemaking

What is a Paper Road? In New Zealand, it’s a common term for a legal road that may exist only on paper. These roads are typically not fully developed but are well known as walking and biking routes for locals. One industrious group of New Zealanders saw Paper Roads as a perfect opportunity for placemaking. Read more

Tactical Urbanism as a Tool for Placemaking


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

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

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