Fred Kent, Project for Public Spaces visits Eugene

Kaarin Knudson takes AIA SWO Design Excellence speaker, Fred Kent, on a walking tour of Eugene (photo by Terri Harding)

Fred Kent, founder and president of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), visited Eugene last week as part of the AIA SWO Design Excellence Making Great Cities Lecture Series. He is known throughout the world as a dynamic speaker and prolific ideas man. A leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city, Fred shared his knowledge and wisdom to a 200+ audience at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

Traveling over 150,000 miles each year, Fred offers technical assistance to communities and gives major talks across North America and internationally. Each year, he and the PPS staff give presentations or train more than 10,000 people in Placemaking techniques.

For additional information:
SW Oregon Architect's blog post "Placemaking – Making it Happen" 
PPS blog post "Eight Placemaking Principals for Innovation Districts"