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Friday, June 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Facilitating Community Driven Improvements in Parks

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There is an increasing interest in bringing communities into planning public park spaces, but many efforts fail due to poor planning or a lack of true engagement. We will offer insight on how to use design to develop public parks rooted in social justice and inclusion and share best practices from our community-led program in Queens, New York. We will share activities used in our community design school. We will discuss how to facilitate bilingual working groups, and explore how our design-based process could be replicated in other urban parks.

Presenters
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Sam Holleran

Participatory Design Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
Sam Holleran is an artist, writer, and educator. He works at the intersection of visual art, graphic design, and civic engagement. He has helped to create, curate, and produce numerous artists books, print portfolios, installations, and public art projects.
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José Serrano-McClain

Queens Museum, Design Trust for Public Space
José Serrano-McClain is an organizer, educator, and artist. As the community organizer for the Queens Museum, he forges partnerships that bring together artists, urban planners, civic leaders, elected officials, and city agencies to creatively address a range of complex urban issues.


Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Education Building: Room 189