Global change doesn’t exist. All change is local. We begin the process of profound change in our backyards by engaging in local actions and collaborations that teach us how politics, social interaction, civic collaboration and negotiation shape our world. As Founder of CivicMoxie, lecturer at MIT, and lead author of “Places in the Making,” Susan Silberberg is an expert on placemaking –the act of engaging and collaborating with our neighbors, friends, and even strangers, to design, shape and maintain our public spaces. She teaches place democracy and how it allows citizens to build their civic muscles….skills needed for change the world over. Silberberg offers three cases in everyday places that illustrate how placemaking creates and sustains healthy, vibrant, civil society and shows you how to get started… locally !
Susan Silberberg, Founder of CivicMoxie, and Lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, advises public officials, non-profits, and local communities on placemaking strategies, urban revitalization and arts and cultural development. She is the lead author of “Places in the Making: How placemaking builds places and communities”, the go-to publication that defines how very local citizen actions that are the core of placemaking create and sustain strong, vibrant communities, and why public officials are joining the movement.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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