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Friday, June 8 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Reimagined Urban Spaces and Inclusivity

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Reactivating and reimagining underutilized urban spaces is increasingly popular in American cities, but also brings challenging questions about inclusion and the impacts of redevelopment. In this panel, outreach, branding, and programming strategies will be discussed through the lens of improving urban spaces for all users. Featured projects require coordination between various public and private entities. Often begun as community-organized efforts, they represent a variety of perspectives and showcase projects in various stages of completion. These projects are primarily located in areas that were once racial dividing lines, are currently home to transient populations, or are in other ways spaces that exclude. How can displacement and gentrification be considered along with improvements? What can be done right now to engage underutilized public spaces?

Speakers
avatar for Caroline O’Boyle

Caroline O’Boyle

Director of Programs and Partnerships, The Trust for Public Land
Caroline O’Boyle currently serves at The Trust for Public Land as the Director of Programs and Partnerships for The 606. She is a seasoned arts, parks, and open space professional who served as the Director of Environment, Culture and Special Events for the Chicago Park District... Read More →
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Meghan Skornia

Senior Associate, Asakura Robinson
Meghan Skornia is a Senior Associate Planner and Designer in our Austin office. Her work focuses on small area planning, downtown planning, vacant land strategy, creative placemaking, strategic planning, and engagement strategy. She is especially passionate about relaying complex... Read More →
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Alice Weston

Program Manager, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
Alice Weston is the Program Manager for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.  Alice coordinates public programming including the Free Fitness Series, tours, the Neighborhood Festival Series, volunteers, and the Run.Walk.Go! Race Series. She holds B.A.’s in both Human Rights and Photography... Read More →


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