Placemaking in Communities of Color

APA New Jersey Chapter


Friday, May 5, 2017
9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT

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The workshop is a story telling of the process in which a under-served neighborhood, high low-income, majority of color population, is taking steps to lead its own place-based arts and community development initiative – Mattapan Open Streets? Open Studios.  This initiative was initiated by local artists and planners, and planned through strategic partnerships with government agencies, institutions and design firms. The objective is the romote and uplift the built environment and strengthen the social fabric of the community through the use of arts and design.

Participants will obtain:

§  Best practices and lessons learned from this pilot project

§  Better understanding the nuances and needs of under-served communities

§  Understanding of key strategies for equitable community engagement


Allentza Michel


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Leonardo Vazquez,