300 Nw 10th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209

When: Monday, April 13, Gather at 5:30 p.m., Discussion at 6 p.m.
Where: Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th Ave in the Pearl
Cost: Free admission; No RSVP required

Portland has built an admirable collection of public plazas, some world-renowned for their welcoming spirit and boundary-busting design. In celebration of the 25th birthday of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Bright Lights will host local landscape architect J. Douglas Macy and Ethan Kent of the New York–based nonprofit Project for Public Spaces for a critical look at Portland’s public spaces. Expect a lively debate about the role of design and events in creating successful public places.

Added by multimodal on April 6, 2009