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Saturday, June 9 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Measuring Impact: A Public Life Study at the Ynot Lot

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Excuse our Dust

The Gehl Institute, which studies public life, will share a set of new research tools they have developed to support urban intervention research. These robust, publicly available tools guide users to asses what’s happening in and who’s using public space, and what improvements might provide a public benefit. We’ll discuss the Ynot Lot, a publicly programmable lot in Baltimore’s Station North neighborhood, and a public life study conducted there by members of the NDC team using Gehl’s tools. The focus will be on the team’s experience using the tools, the data collection process, and study conclusions. Finally, Baltimore poet Michelle Antoinette will perform “Perspectives,” a poem she wrote about the Black creative community in Ynot Lot, based on data shared with her by NDC.

*This is an "Excuse our Dust" Session!*
Excuse our Dust is  a series of interactive workshops focused on in-process projects, from a women-led, San Francisco-based group working to support diversity in the field of public interest design to an East Baltimore community developing cooperative ownership models. Participating groups are interested in feedback, so come with questions and ideas.

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Riley Gold

Research Associate, Gehl Institute
Riley Gold is a research associate at Gehl Institute: a New York City–based nonprofit whose mission is to make public life an intentional driver for policy, design, and governance. Previously, Riley worked at Interboro Partners, where he helped write and edit The Arsenal of Exclusion... Read More →
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Jennifer Goold

Executive Director, The Neighborhood Design Center
Jennifer Goold joined the Neighborhood Design Center in 2012 after more than a decade of work in cultural resources management, historic preservation, development and planning. At NDC, she directs all aspects of the center’s operations including staff, programs, outreach, and fundraising... Read More →
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Rachael London

From Baltimore, Rachael London works as an artist, designer, producer, community organizer, curator, audio engineer and social researcher. Her work is centered on public space and health, and rooted in community engagement. She has produced and contributed to IRB studies, outdoor... Read More →
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Michelle Antoinette Nelson aka LOVE the Poet

Brown and Healthy
Michelle Antoinette Nelson aka LOVE the poet is an artist, innovator, and Founder of Brown and Healthy, a non-profit global health and wellness initiative for people of color. She has appeared on CNN Live, CBS WJZ-TV, and Fox 45 television as a multifaceted career creative who's dedicated... Read More →

Saturday June 9, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
The Ynot Lot