Collected Ideas That Bring Hope for a Greener, Healthier World by @Kaid_in_DC

Collected Ideas That Bring Hope for a Greener, Healthier World by @Kaid_in_DC

In Portland, Oregon, an organization called the City Repair Project is engaged in grassroots, hands-on placemaking, building community while beautifying neighborhoods and making them more sustainable. Best known for taking rather mundane neighborhood intersections and turning them into colorful examples of collective street art, City Repair is now also involving residents in building and cultivating community gardens and in creating creatively designed structures such as benches and kiosks in public spaces through natural building processes. As Jeff Stein, president of the Cosanti Foundation, writes in his description of the project, "communities of volunteers have built over three hundred sustainable works in Portland, making places that connect people to each other and their city."

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1066591

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