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Friday, October 23 • 10:20am - 10:30am
Putting the Civic Back in Our Commons

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The civic commons—which includes parks, libraries, community centers, markets, and squares—serve as a city’s backbone and provide shared places to celebrate, learn, rest, play, trade, make key decisions, and express collective aspirations. Yet there is no universal recipe for creating a successful civic commons, as the qualities that make a commons truly civic are deeply rooted in the specifics of people, time, and place.  Join Stantec’s David Dixon as he examines places and spaces across North America that have met the civic needs and aspirations of the communities they are created to serve.


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David D. Dixon, FAIA

Urban Places Group Leader, Stantec; Boston
David was the first urban designer honored with AIA's Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture for “a lifetime of … [creating] livable neighborhoods, vibrant civic spaces, and vital downtowns”. He argues that investments intended to protect against climate change also offer cities opportunities to address such complex issues as growing income disparities, a globalizing economy, and aging populations. Under his leadership... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 10:20am - 10:30am
The TimesCenter

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