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Saturday, June 9 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Youth Led Synergy & Stewardship

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The Denby High School Alliance and Skinner Playfield Redevelopment began with Class of 2014 senior capstone projects centered on community and based on the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework. The projects culminated in the student-led redevelopment of Skinner Playfield, a neglected park directly adjacent to the high school. Drawing from the lessons learned in the collaboration with Denby High School students, this workshop will investigate the value in collaboration that spans across stakeholder groups within community development and workshop tactics that can be used to help grow our youth sense of ownership and value in community participation. In addition, this workshop will investigate “white savior syndrome,” a trend where white developers parachute into impoverished neighborhoods and take credit for grassroots efforts. 

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Josh Budiongan

Designer and Project Manager, Detroit Collaborative Design Center
Joshua Budiongan is a Designer and Project Manager at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC). Josh is a former Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at Jefferson East, Inc. (JEI) where he worked on neighborhood economic development and planning in Detroit, MI. At DCDC Josh... Read More →
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Sandra Turner-Handy

Community Engagement Director for the MI Environmental Council. A former chief of staff in the Michigan State legislature. Focus on civic engagement around environmental (natural and built), economic, and social issues affecting the quality of life. Sandra received a BS in Psychology... Read More →
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Bucky Willis

Founder and Director, Bleeding Heart Design
A native of Detroit, MI, Bucky Willis received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. She is currently a project manager and designer at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center and has taught Architectural Design Studio as an adjunct professor. The... Read More →

Saturday June 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Open Works: Classroom 1