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Saturday, June 9 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Community Design Quick-Fire

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Start your morning off with creative ideas for the future! The Quick-Fire session will begin with each presenter sharing a 5 minute primer on their work, centered around trying to answer a specific question related to community design. This will be followed by an interactive conversation where speakers can get feedback and workshop ideas with the audience. Bring along your brilliant ideas and critical thinking: we will provide the coffee and pastries.

Quick-fire presenters and their topics are found below:
  • How do we make our invisible work visible? Isaac Gertman
  • Leveraging Landscape Maintenance Maggie Hansen
  • Hybridity: The Answer to the Needs and Wants of Revitalization and Opportunity Taylor Holloway
  • Yes, And... The Improvising Landscape of the Displaced Elyana Javaheri
  • Magical Bridge Foundation Missy Benson
  • Equity and the Adoption of Electric Vehicles Steve Charles
  • Mental Wellness in Higher Education Hannah Shaw
  • Designing the Future of Capitol Hill: Design process and the Right to the City in a South Oklahoma City Neighborhood Jodi Dubyoski
  • Designers of Color Birthing New Design Genres Bucky Willis 

Speakers
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Missy Benson

Playworld, ASLA
Missy Benson graduated from Virginia Tech with a Landscape Architecture degree and from Norfolk Botanical Gardens with a horticulture certificate.  She managed one of the largest street tree planting projects for the City of Boston and has owned both a photography and recreation... Read More →
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Steve Charles

Morgan State University, MD DOT
Serving as an intern with the Office of Environment since June of 2017. Steve has spent his time over the last several months researching zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs) and assisting with MDOT’s ElectricVehicle Infrastructure Council. Steve has also been part of an internship with... Read More →
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Jodi Dubyoski

Jodi Dubyoski is a native Baltimorean and a licensed architect who has spent time working on workforce housing in rural Utah, urban multi-family in Oklahoma City, and infill development and adaptive re-use in Portland, OR. She has a Masters of Architecture and a Graduate Certificate... Read More →
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Isaac Gertman

Full Time Faculty, The Independent Group, Terreform, MICA
Isaac Gertman is designer, writer, and educator, with a keen interest in the overlapping social, cultural, and infrastructural systems found in cities. His professional practice is sprawling: Principal of The Independent Group, Faculty at Maryland Institute college of Art; and Design... Read More →
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Maggie Hansen

Maggie Hansen is a visiting assistant professor in Landscape Architecture at Penn State. Previously she served as director of Tulane’s community design center, and worked in professional practice at Nelson Byrd Woltz. Her design research draws on her interdisciplinary training to... Read More →
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Taylor Holloway

Founder, Public Design Agency
As an architect, social impact design researcher, and educator, Taylor’s work focuses on employing design as a tool to proliferate equity in the built environment. She has lead post-disaster rebuilding and skilled trades training in Haiti; developed participatory methods for settlement... Read More →
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Elyana Javaheri

Timmons Group and ASLA
Elyana is a landscape designer and urbanist, currently residing in Richmond, Virginia. The primary reason she was drawn to the field of design and public spaces was her curiosity at the intersection of sociology, human behavior, and design. Her award winning master's thesis, "The... Read More →
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Hannah Shaw

MICA Center for Social Design
Hannah is a social impact designer, mental health advocate, and curious creative. Her practice unites holistic design strategy with creative action to integrate wellness in everyday ways that people use their time and space. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland... 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 →


Attendees (72)