Free urban village planning course offered March 10

A free crash course on urban planning and revitalization is coming to Bellingham this week.

The presentation, “Building Blocks of Great Commercial Districts,” goes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at the Mount Baker Theatre at 104 N. Commercial St.

Presenter Michele Reeves will draw from real world examples to demonstrate what makes an urban village thrive, according to a press release from the city.

Reeves is the founder and owner of Civilis Consulting, a Portland-based firm that takes a holistic approach to improving places by using existing strengths, the firm’s website states.

For more information, contact Darby Cowles with the City of Bellingham Planning and Community Development Department at 360-778-8389 or email





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