Visioning Voices Speaker Series

Visioning Voices Community Speaker Series and Workshop

Syracuse’s Northside Neighborhood invites you to join us for this event about how our environment affects our quality of life, and what we can do to improve all neighborhoods.

The Visioning Voices Speaker Series events are open to those who want to learn about how to make positive change in their neighborhood. We encourage community members and neighborhood organizations city-wide to be participate in this event and take lessons learned back to your community. Each event consists of a series of activities to familiarize participants with the host neighborhood and learn about the factors that effect our health and quality of life. The Northside neighborhood event will consist of a guided walking tour of the N. Salina St corridor and other important community spaces in the neighborhood. Following the tour, our guest speaker Nate Hommel will provide an engaging image filled presentation of his projects that have transformed underused neighborhood spaces in West Philadelphia. He'll lead a site visit of a nearby community space for the workshop activity. A community dinner will be prepared by a local neighborhood restaurant. Come learn about placemaking and share your thoughts and ideas about re-shaping underutilized public space in your neighborhood. We hope to see you there.

Please register for the events that work best with your schedule

  • Guided walking tour of N. Salina Street 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Presentation by Nate Hommel and intervention site visit* 4:00 -5:45 pm
  • Community dinner 5:45-6:15 pm
  • Workshop 6:15-7:30 pm

*The intervention site is located one block from the venue space. The intervention space will used as a host site for the evenings workshop activity. Please feel free to register for the workshop even if you cannot make the presentation and site visit.

The event will be held at Assumption Church - Fellowship Hall
812 North Salina Street - Entrance off Catawba Street

For more information , please contact Maren King, director of the Center for Community Design Research mfking@esf.edu or call (315) 470-4721