As a newly minted Main Street Community, Tiffin will be hosting its first Heritage Ohio Workshop: The Economics of Aesthetics on Nov. 9. The workshop is part of the Heritage Ohio Revitalization Series and will feature speakers presenting on the importance of creating memorable, attractive and pedestrian friendly places and how to go about creating such places. Topics will include fostering high quality private investment, creating walkable places, and increasing community engagement. The workshop will conclude with an afternoon placemaking activity facilitated by DS Architects, in which attendees will walk the downtown and reconvene with placemaking ideas specific to the town.
The tentative agenda is as follows:
9:15 Understanding Public Space – DS Architecture, Kristen Crocker and Doug Fuller
10:00 Community Engagement and Walkability – Placemakes, Stacy Buttari and Jessica Matthews
10:45 Planning for the Aesthetic- Small Changes BIG Ideas – OHM – Aaron Domini
11:15 Tiffin Downtown Revitalization Projects – Amy Reinhart (SIEDC’s Downtown Main Street Manager for Tiffin)
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:45 Place Game – Facilitated by DS Architecture Staff
4:00 Review Place Game Results
5:00 Workshop Concludes
The event will be held on the second floor of the Tiffin Knights of Columbus and is open to all Tiffin community members. Click here to register (select the Main Street Community option) or learn more.
About the Revitalization Series
The Heritage Ohio Revitalization Series is a quarterly workshop covering each of the Main Street Four Points during the course of a year. The series features expert presenters from Ohio and beyond discussing such topics as fundraising, volunteer management, bikeability, special events, marketing, real estate, business development and much more. Each workshop is held in a different Ohio Main Street Community and will benefit anyone working in community development or downtown revitalization.