VBC 16 Hands-On Placemaking Activities Coming Soon.

VBC 15 Hands-On Placemaking Activities For Your Reference.

41 Placemaking Sites

  • 21 intersection paintings
  • 8 natural buildings
  • 6 community gardens!


Use navigational arrows on either side of page to scroll through all of our VBC 15 Placemaking Sites!


VBC’s Placemaking Program: From Collaborative Vision to Manifestation

The Placemaking Seasonal Calendar
Becoming a VBC Placemaker is an exciting process of unfurling our power together as caretakers of place.

We begin a new placemaking season around the Fall Equinox with the release of a Placemaking Application/ RFP as community organizers across the region share their visions and dreams for their places with VBC’s Placemaking Team. See the VBC 15 Placemaking Application

Through winter, we consult with community members, harnessing winter’s dreaming to gather the seeds of ideas and inspiration we will plant together during the VBC.

*February to end-May*, community members attend our Placemaking Program, a weekly workshop series through which we support and facilitate each community’s placemaking project. 

Come spring, VBC Placemakers are catalyzed along with the earth’s life energy bubbling and blooming. VBC mimics the seasonal cultural pattern of a barn-raising, catalyzing collective action towards a transformative harvest of inter-relatedness. During VBC, most projects come into fruition, embedding the rich web of relations and the textured meaning of our interwoven lives into our physical locales.

In the summer, we celebrate and inhabit these places we have co-created, and savor the sweet moments they offer. 

The VBC 15 Placemaking Team consisted of many loving hearts aligning to transform along with our community sites, as we grow entangled in each other’s life stories and places within the city. Together, we learn deep lessons that remind us that in repairing the city, we are repairing our relationship to ourselves, to each other, and to the land.

So it is with hearts full with love, gratitude & hope that we present you with 41 #VBC15 Placemaking projects. To feel the village as it resonates with your genetic memory and to find your place to thrive within the regenerative momentum we’ve been nurturing for the 15th Annual Village Building Convergence!

VBC 15 Placemaking Team: Mark Lakeman, SaraHope Smith , Sarah Frances, Kirk Rea, Tiana Flora, Brent Bellamy, Ramona Shober, Kara Gurvey, Nathan Dorsett, Kathleen Belkhayat, Michael Harder, Melanie Rios & Ridhi D’Cruz

Click any of the City Repair icons to find Placemaking site locations, project types, and more!