PlaceMatters is excited to announce our involvement with the new local initiative called CityBuild Denver. Started just this year through support from the Downtown Denver Partnership, CityBuild is a group of individuals working to create a strong platform for a diverse group of Denver enthusiasts to come together and collaborate on big ideas that help shape and create the Denver community. We are a group of creative and thoughtful Denverites that are focused on the incredible opportunity we have in such a dynamic city to help create the place we truly want to live in. This community is just getting off the ground, but we are excited about the tremendous energy and following we have seen thus far.
Along with the rest of the leadership team for CityBuild, we recently celebrated the launch of this initiative with a fun and innovative Hack-a-Happy Hour last week at Denver’s Sculpture Park in LoDo. With a giant canvas and tons of sharpies, we invited folks to come tell us what they love about Denver. The result was amazing – over 60 participants and a beautiful canvas to show for it (if you didn’t get to see it, don’t worry – we’ll be hauling it to most of our future events too). After coloring the canvas, we adjourned to nearby Epernay Lounge for drinks and networking.
CityBuild’s next event will be the First Annual CollaborEat: The Ultimate Community Dining Table, and will take place on October 13, 2013, in Civic Center Park. We will host 200 people for dinner at two giant tables in the park, have key conversations about positive city building, and recreate one of Denver’s oldest parks into a beautiful community dining room. You can RSVP for this FREE event here, and join the Facebook event here. For more information on this event and others, you can find CityBuild on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and if you’re really excited about getting involved (which we hope you are!), you can get on our list here.
CityBuild is an exciting initiative for PlaceMatters to be involved in. As the main PlaceMatters representative on CityBuild’s leadership team, I am very excited to be a part of CityBuild’s leadership team. Not only do I love being able to work on local projects and initiatives in my home and favourite city, Denver, but I also get to experiment hands on with tactical urbanism projects and collaborate with other passionate people who feel the same way. If you do too, then join us!