Steamboat Downtown Institute: Creative Processes to Shape Downtown Placemaking Policy

  • 09/14/2018
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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Have you ever considered how your community can better engage the creative sector to be a part of the planning process? Steamboat Creates and DCI are excited to take the lead on engaging community around design and build of a very visible, very important park with an aging playground structure that needs to be replaced. It is at the gateway to the historic district, the creative district and Main Street district in downtown Steamboat. Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) will facilitate a day of dialogue and activities to help Steamboat Springs develop a process and timeline for engagement to build community buy-in and participation utilizing creative placemaking philosophies for this project and for future use.

Discussions will include information sharing, and interactive discussion around the following focus areas: 

What is the ‘spirit’ of West Lincoln Park? As a thriving historic downtown, Steamboat Springs has an incredibly rich history filled with fun stories of people loving their place. West Lincoln Park has an important story to tell. This is the place where the Yampa River Queen structure once sat, which is significant as the western most gateway to the Main Street, Historic and Creative Districts. Join us as we journey through the history of the park to the current status of the West Lincoln Park and find out what the future holds.

Community Engagement through a Creativity Lens: Downtown Colorado, Inc. will consider how Steamboat Springs can leverage the power of their creative sector to engage non-planners and non-designers in the planning of public spaces to maximize community buy-in and ownership for all people. We will explore how creative placemaking can be used to support long-term community building through a human-centered exploration of place. Downtown Colorado, Inc. will consider design as a process for problem-solving that opens the world of planning public spaces to non-planners and non-designers. The process is as important as the product, the tools and innovative solutions that evolve support long-term community building through a human-centered exploration of place.

Design Process and Policy Evolution: From designing to implementation, this interactive discussion will engage community leaders to explore the policy ecosystem and how creative placemaking can be used to reinvent a process and timeline for engagement and implementation to keep pace with future innovations. Engage with us as we dream big and make it real, with a focus on creating an action plan, benchmarks, and team building process into a project plan.

LODGING DISCOUNT: Rabbit Ears Motel = 10% discount on all rooms (they will extend this discount to your reservation). 
Mountain Resorts & Pioneer Ridge = 20% discount using code RGVIP18

Join us at Mountain Tap Brewery for Friday night (the 13th) happy hour starting at 4:00 p.m.


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