Changing the Narrative: Engaging and Empowering the Next Generation
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After a popular makeshift skatepark in New Orleans was demolished, Transitional Spaces, a volunteer-based group of young skaters, approached Tulane University’s Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design for help with developing a new one on city-owned land beneath a highway overpass. Ann Yoachim shares the story of how the university-based community design center engaged neighborhood residents, skaters, students, design professionals, and public agencies in a collaborative design/build process that created Parisite Skatepark, a2019 Rudy Bruner Award Silver Medalist. She and Anne-Marie Lubenau discuss the park's impact and the power of community-engaged design to affect change.
Learning Objective 1:
Understand and describe how investment in recreational amenities can address community welfare and affect economic, environmental, and social change.
Learning Objective 2:
Discuss the value of engaging in collaborative partnerships in the planning, design, and development of inclusive, community-driven projects.
Learning Objective 3:
Describe community-engaged design approaches and practices and how they empower and build the capacity of people and communities and improve quality of life.
Learning Objective 4:
Discuss how university-based design centers are resources for cities, educate the next generation of designers, and influence the future of the practice.