Artwork by Kaitlyn McKenzie Nelson

Artwork by Kaitlyn McKenzie Nelson

CITY REPAIR Invites You To
the Village Building Convergence
June 1-10, 2018!

The Village Building Convergence (VBC) is City Repair's flagship event featuring over 30 community-built projects happening all over Portland. Additionally, the VBC hosts a series of ticketed evening events featuring speakers and local musicians.

This year's theme, "Seeds of the Story Tree," will manifest as neighbors co-create their placemaking projects in three categories: Intersection Repair, Ecological Landscaping, and Natural Building.

Join us with the culmination of over 20 years of Urban Planning for the 18th Annual Village Building Convergence Extravaganza!

Tickets are now available for our evening presentations with Jon Young, Monica Ibacache, Mark Lakeman and more!

Save 20% by purchasing your tickets online. Save more by buying a 3 night pass!


30 + communities will be installing their projects during the event and all are welcome! Project installations are free, kid friendly, and if skill is required (cobbing, special plantings, etc) we teach you! Help is needed for this barn-raising effort!

VBC 18 will be held June 1-10, 2018 in Portland, Oregon

  • 10 Days of Community Building, Permaculture, Creative Placemaking & Urban Design
  • Innovative Evening Programming Nurturing Connection & Participation
  • Cutting Edge Workshops, Presentations, Panels & Performances from across the continent & bioregion!
  • Participatory Oriented Vision-into-Action Models
  • Organized by a mostly volunteer crew