We are providing a variety of administrative and support services to the Symposium including support and development of the Symposium’s open source solutions based website, a discussion forum, creation of a PayPal system for event registration, conference planning advice, and consultation on Nonprofit start-ups.
Shogren Consulting’s support of the Symposium represents the first of our new initiatives to build sustainable communities and to implement the principals of LEAD International.
The September dialogue will provide a forum for industry related professionals and citizens to gather + contribute toward a community model of Cooperative Development. For the purposes of the dialogue, the proposed definition of cooperative development is the initiation of multi-family infill projects through the collaborative efforts of citizens and designers. It proposes a renegotiated partnership between enterprising architects and design-savvy citizens, in order to simultaneously diminish the risk of new construction in a shaky market economy, and maximize the creative excitement of design as a tool for personal, civic, and social empowerment.