This event is cancelled and will be rescheduled in the new year
Come together Kirkendall
Placemaking as part of the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Strategy
Facilitated by Jay Pitter, Placemaker. Inclusive City Builder. Author. Speaker. Distinguished Visitor in Planning, UofT.
For the past year, the City of Hamilton has been asking the people living and working in Kirkendall what they think are the most critical issues facing their neighbourhood.
It’s time to come together and review what everyone’s been talking about and what to do next.
A strong sense of community is important to our wellbeing, our feelings of safety and security and it can impact how we participate in civic events.
- How can we deepen the sense of community in Kirkendall and make better connections with our neighbours?
- How do we make sure there is a place for everyone in a changing Kirkendall and how can we impact what that change might look like?
- What role do our parks, local shops, schools, our library, streets and community centre play in creating a sense of community?
Five main issues have risen to date. Let’s take a deeper dive, make sure we haven’t missed anything and discuss next steps starting with our HAAA. Guest Jay Pitter will join us. Jay will be there to facilitate our neighbourhood discussion.
We have two sessions to choose from because we know Saturdays are busy. Click here to RSVP!
Limited childcare spaces are available
About Jay Pitter
Jay Pitter, MES, is an award-winning placemaker and author whose practice mitigates growing divides in urban centres across North America. Recently, Jay consulted on Edmonton’s heritage plan; co-developed the City of Toronto’s new shelter design guidelines, delivered a professional development process at UN Women headquarters in New York City; and led (RE)IMAGINING CHEAPSIDE, a Confederate monument placemaking process in Lexington, Kentucky. She is currently teaching an inclusive placemaking and planning course at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture and has been named the John Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning by the University of Toronto for the 2019-2020 academic year. In the upcoming months, Jay’s HER City project will engage women in public space audits and play. Her forthcoming book, Where We Live, will be published by McClelland & Stewart in 2020.