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Event Tue Aug 12 2014
The Metropolitan Planning Council will hold its annual Placemaking Challenge this weekend, Aug. 15-17. The event, entitled "Old Place, New Tricks," will be held in neighborhoods throughout the city as well as the city of Blue Island.
Last year's MPC Placemaking Challenge resulted in Union Station having a picnic area as well as other amenities.
There will be 18 groups participating in the Placemaking Challenge, including Austin Coming Together, I Grow Chicago, Rebuild Foundation and Groupon. The events will occur in a variety of neighborhoods including Ravenswood, Austin, Bronzeville and Pilsen.
According to MPC's website for the event, they "believe people have the power to transform their neighborhoods, one space at a time."
Among the project is Austin Coming Together transforming an area in the 600 block of North Lorel Avenue into a "Peace Lot," which will provide a space for residents to organize and address issues affecting the area.
For more information on the event, visit the website for the Placemaking Challenge.