Scottsdale Arizona

September 28, 2007, 5:25 am
Filed under: Arizona, City of Scottsdale

Residents are invited to participate in a series of four workshops on

“Downtown Placemaking” beginning Oct. 11.

 The workshops are part of a process to update Scottsdale’s Downtown Plan,

which will guide the future of downtown over the next decade.


“Placemaking” is the art of creating or molding places that have meaning to

people, enduring patterns of community use and memorable physical qualities. These workshop sessions will be visually engaging, interactive and collaborative with discussion groups, Downtown walking audits and public brainstorming sessions.  Each session is intended to explore and identify opportunities to improve and enhance Downtown’s sense of place and identity.


Here’s the schedule:

 ** Oct. 11, 6 to 9 p.m. Session 1 will provide a foundation for

understanding “placemaking,” discusses its application in the Downtown, and invites the community to explore Downtown’s values and visions. The workshop takes place at the Coronado High School cafeteria, 2501 N. 74th St.

 ** Oct. 12, two sessions, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thesesessions include district walking tours that allow participants to gainfirst-hand experience of Downtown Scottsdale and identify opportunities and

challenges in the Downtown setting. Meeting at Scottsdale Stadium team shop, 7408 E. Osborn Road.

 ** Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fourth session provides residents andstakeholders the ability to create placemaking ideas and designs for

Downtown. The workshop takes place at the Coronado High School Library, 2501 N. 74th St.

 Interested parties can participate in any or all sessions but must registerby Oct. 5. Workshop registration is provided on-line at workshops require considerable preparation and resources,participation is limited to 150 people per session. For more information on how you can participate in the Downtown Plan Updateprocess, visit


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