Kick-off Dinner

Friday, March 11th, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.
Cintas Center, Xavier University, 1624 Herald Avenue
Cost: $20.00 or purchase a table for $180

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Join us March 11th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cintas Center at Xavier University for a conversation about PlaceMaking. 

So what is place making? Redesigning public spaces to connect residents to one another by creating walkable streets and inviting open spaces that reflect the culture of the community while attracting people of all ages from diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Our speaker this year is Ethan Kent of Projects for Public Spaces in New York. Ethan is  Senior Vice President at Projects for Public Spaces. He  works to support Placemaking organizations, projects and leadership around the world. During over 17 years at PPS, Ethan has traveled to more than 750 cities and 55 countries to advance the cause of Placemaking and public spaces.

Ethan has been integral to the development of Placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, governance, resilience, equity and design. Having worked on over 200 PPS projects, Ethan has led a broad spectrum of Placemaking efforts, providing comprehensive public engagement, planning and visioning for many important public spaces.  Highlights have included: Times Square in New York; Kennedy Plaza in Providence, RI; Pompey Square, Nassau, Bahamas; Garden Place in Hamilton, New Zealand; Sub Centro Las Condes in Santiago, Chile. He has also worked with some of the most high profile developments in the world to help maximize public space outcomes in Hong Kong, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Parramatta and Sao Paulo.