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City Repair: Reclaiming Urban Spaces for the Public

Local Leader City Repair

Local Leader City Repair

Local Leader: City Repair — Building Sustainable Communities

For a few years now, we’ve all heard the locavores’ cries of revitalizing our communities and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing local food. But the move toward localization doesn’t only center around sustainable chow. Enter a new breed: City Repair seeks to reclaim urban spaces for public use and create sustainable, empowered communities.

According to their website: “City Repair began in Portland, Oregon with the idea that localization – of culture, of economy, of decision-making – is a necessary foundation of sustainability. By reclaiming urban spaces to create community-oriented places, we plant the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, empower our communities and nurture our local culture.”

But what does that mean in practical terms? Continue reading