Thursday, March 6, 2014
#65 / City Repair
A group called City Repair, which began in Portland, Oregon, claims that "localization" is the key to and necessary foundation for sustainability. By reclaiming urban spaces to create community-oriented places, City Repair says that we plant the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, empower our communities, and nurture our local culture. Using my Two Worlds model, "localization" is how we discover that we do, indeed, create the human world in which we most immediately reside, and it is how we discover new ways to create that world anew.
Pictured above is a City Repair project in Portland. As it turns out, the founder of City Repair, Mark Lakeman, will be in my hometown of Santa Cruz, California tomorrow, speaking at the Kresge Town Hall at UCSC on “Reclaiming the Commons: Uniting for Our Shared Future.”
I think that City Repair is on to something!