PlaceMaking Workshop
August 27, 2019

PlaceMaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public spaces, which capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being.

Event Details
  • Date: August 27, 2019 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
  • Location: Bottling Plant Event Center - 614 N. Railroad Ave, Opelika, AL 36801
  • Price: $75
9:00 A.M. Check in and morning coffee
9:30 A.M. Welcome
Pam Powers-Smith, President, Opelika Chamber of Commerce
Robyn Bridges, Vice President & PR Director, Auburn & Opelika Tourism Bureau
Leigh Krehling, Community Relations Officer, City of Opelika
9:40 A.M. How to Incorporate PlaceMaking as Part of Your Economic Development and Tourism Strategy
Nathan Norris, Founding Principal, The CityBuilding Partnership
  • Why Place Matters
  • 3 Steps of Placemaking
  • The 20 Most Common PlaceMaking Mistakes Cities Make
10:45 A.M. Break
11:00 A.M. Special Topics Discussion – Nathan Norris
  • Zoning codes
  • Retail
  • Affordable housing
  • Downtown Revitalization
12:00 P.M. Lunch: Provided by the Bottling Plant Event Center
1:00 P.M. Interactive Case Study Exercise & Discussion
3 Places. 3 Issues. We’ll brainstorm to offer solutions.
3:00 P.M. Adjourn
Nathan Norris
Nathan Norris
Founding Principal, CityBuilding Partnership, LLC
We wish to gratefully acknowledge the support of these organizations:

Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau

Opelika Chamber of Commerce

City of Opelika

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the PlaceMaking Workshop is $75.

Online Registration

Last Updated: July 5, 2019