Voices from the Edge on 06/04/09
This week, the 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create? This week, Dave Mazza talks with convergene cocordinator and City Repair Project co-founder Mark Lakeman and Environmenal Sociology Professior Bruce Podobnik about the meaning of the convergence in good times and bad.
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