Changemaker Week 2019 – Activating Empty Storefronts

Tue, Sep 24 2019

What should be done with vacant lots and properties?

While there's no simple answer, Social Innovation Fellow Sydney Gross explored this issue as a participant in RECOVER, the City of Edmonton's urban wellness initiative.

In collaboration with the City, Arts Habitat, Edmonton Arts Council, Roundhouse, the Alberta Government and community artists from the Indigenous Arts Movement and iHuman, Sydney created Empty Storefront. The prototype, based out of Edmonton's Great Western Garment (GWG) Building, featured a mural and arts and crafts.

Attendees will be provided with an understanding of the climate surrounding empty storefronts, why they may be empty, how they may be filled and the barriers surrounding that.

Learn more about Recover at

Presented by: Sydney Gross, Social Innovation Fellow

This event is part of Changemaker Week 2019: In collaboration with the MacEwan University Social Innovation Institute, Roundhouse invites you to attend a full week of free workshops from September 23 to 27, designed to help you and your organization make a significant social impact.

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Event Details
Date Tue, Sep 24 2019
Start Time 12:00 p.m.
End Time 1:30 p.m.
Location Roundhouse
Room 11-159
Allard Hall
11110-104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Keltie Gower
Contact Phone 780-887-6973
Contact Email
Event Website Visit Site