Klondike Development invites you to attend a public forum about ‘placemaking’, Wednesday, December 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Alchemy Cafe.

In planning terms, placemaking refers to the shaping of an environment to facilitate social interaction, create high-quality public space, and improve a community’s quality of life. In the forum, we’ll be using a broader definition, in which placemaking simply means creating great places- towns and cities that attract people to come to live, work, play and learn.

We’ll look at research done by the Knight Foundation’s Soul of the Community project, which set out to see if there was any connection between people’s general feelings of satisfaction about where they lived and the overall productivity and economic health of a community. The study ended up drawing clear parallels between community attachment and the growth of a local economy.

Through discussions and brainstorming, we’ll take a look at how Dawson measures up in terms of things like aesthetics, social offerings and openness, and generate ideas about ways we can do placemaking and improve our already fabulous community. Screen shot 2014-11-27 at 2.53.18 PM