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Thursday, June 7
 

8:30am

Rooted In Baltimore: Exploring Environmental Justice on the Waterfront
***Preregistration required on Eventbrite. ***

Curtis Bay is a highly industrialized community in South Baltimore with homes, parks, and schools located cheek by jowl with oil refineries, chemical plants, sewage treatment plants, and other facilities that emit pollution. Drawing on federal data, the Environmental Integrity Project reported that the Curtis Bay zip code has the highest toxic air pollution from businesses and factories in the state, accounting for more than a third of all such emissions in the state and nearly 90 percent of of Baltimore city's total. The neighborhood's emissions are amongst the highest nationwide. Health outcomes for community residents reflect the conditions.
Join us to learn how young leaders fought plans to place a new incinerator in Curtis Bay, how they are leveraging their movement to build a community land trust to bring greater power to people of Curtis Bay, experience successful transformation at a local community garden, participate in a community-engaged design action, and round out the day with a crab feast and a waterside walk.
Speakers:

Destiny Watford:United Workers, 2016 North America Goldman Prize Recipient
Greg Sawtell: United Workers
Chloe Ahmann: George Washington University
Carl Simon and Michel Anderson: Blue Water Baltimore
Rodette Jones: Filbert Street Garden
Greg Galen: United Workers & Greater Baybrook Community Land Trust
Marvin Hayes: Baltimore Compost Collective

Environmental Action Tour Sites:

Energy Answers Incinerator Site
In 2016, the permit for the Energy Answers trash incinerator planned for the Curtis Bay neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland was declared invalid by the Maryland Department of the Environment, capping years of protest from local residents and a student-led organization, Free Your Voice, part of United Workers.
The proposed incinerator would have been the largest in the nation, burning 4,000 tons/day of refuse-derived fuel (trash pellets), tires, shredded cars and wood waste. In 2015, all 22 public entities that signed up to buy the incinerator’s "renewable" electricity backed out of the contracts when they had the opportunity to do so, in response to a coalition campaign led by Free Your Voice and United Workers.
 
Filbert Street Community Garden
This community garden was founded in 2010 as part of the City of Baltimore's Adopt-a-Lot Program. The garden provides a green space in South Baltimore's urban and industrial landscape. Garden patrons and visitors can enjoy planting, harvesting, and enjoying the garden, which provides a space for Maryland's Urban Wildlife to include native birds, pollinators, and bats. Filbert Street also hosts the largest community garden beeyard in Maryland. Filbert Street Community Garden donates fruits, vegetables, and eggs to South Baltimore's most needy.
 
Hazel Street Community Land Trust Housing Site
United Workers is leading a movement for community owned and led development in Baltimore: a 20/20 Vision for a Baltimore that is United not Blighted. Baltimore is plagued with thousands of vacant properties and homes. Vacant properties pre­sent an ideal opportunity for conversion to Community Land Trusts (CLTs), and CLTs can shepherd the demolishing, greening, or transforming of vacant property into community goods and housing. Developing CLTs through trans­forming vacant property also presents equally ideal employment opportunities to city residents who struggle most with the employment market and who can be trained to do the thousands of jobs needed to transform vacant homes and property. Commu­nity ­driven housing and jobs combined into a sin­gle initiative will increase community wealth and meet human need in marginalized communities in Baltimore.

Crab Feast and Blue Water Baltimore
Learn how to pick Maryland crabs with the folks from Watermen’s Pride as we hear from Blue Water Baltimore. https://www.watermanspride.com/
Enjoy all the bounty of Chesapeake, including whole crabs, crab cakes, oysters, traditional side dishes, and desserts.
Blue Water Baltimore is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and Harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities.
 
Design Workshop
Participate in a community engaged design session led by the Neighborhood Design Center to vision the land trust houses and community park revitalization.
The Neighborhood Design Center is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods through community-engaged design and planning services. By providing the tools, expertise, and partnerships necessary to realize neighborhood visions, we support broad participation in the evolution of the built environment.
 
Masonville Cove Walk
Round out the day with a visit to Masonville Cove - 70 acres of water and 54 acres of cleaned-up wetlands, nature trails, and a protected bird sanctuary, all soon-to-be protected by a conservation easement and part of the Shores of Baltimore Land Trust. The Masonville project developed from mitigation tied to the creation of a Dredged Material Containment Facility (DMCF) by the Maryland Port Administration (MPA).


Thursday June 7, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm
Motor House 120 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

5:00pm

NDC+ Bmore NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) Happy Hour Mixer
Join the Neighborhood Design Center and the newly formed Baltimore chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects as we welcome the 2018 Association for Community Design conference with a collaborative pre-conference mixer celebrating the achievements of both organizations since the 1960s!
In 1968, Whitney M. Young gave his now iconic speech urging architects to promote social equity in urban planning and architecture. Join us for thoughtful discussions and welcoming vibes leading into a weekend of community focused design. Be sure to RSVP for this event

 
Friday, June 8
 

8:00am

9:00am

Welcome, Opening Remarks and Whitney M Young Speech Interpretation
Speakers
avatar for Carol Gilbert

Carol Gilbert

MD Department of Housing & Community Development
Carol Gilbert is the Assistant Secretary and Director of the Division of NeighborhoodRevitalization for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).At DHCD Carol is responsible for a team that invests approximately $75 million annually incommunity development... 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 →
avatar for Bryan C. Lee

Bryan C. Lee

Founder/Director, Colloqate Design
Bryan is a Designer and Design Justice Advocate. He is the founder/Director of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.
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Mark Matel

Rose Fellowship Director & Current ACD President, Enterprise Community Partners
Mark is a real estate and community design all-star. He is the current Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship Director.
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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 →


10:00am

Keynote Address: “Racism and Resistance in American Cities” Dr. Sharon E. Sutton
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In commemoration of the founding in the 1960s of the Neighborhood Design Center and other such organizations, this illustrated keynote lecture recalls the race riots of that tumultuous era and their causes.  It recollects for the audience the responses to the riots by the planning and design professions, including unprecedented activism at the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Planners, and Planners for Equal Opportunity.  It enumerates what the Neighborhood Design Center and other organizations were able to achieve amidst white backlash in the 1970s and a shift from social idealism to the politics of law and order.  It implores the audience to recognize what lessons the nation’s most virulent struggle for justice holds for today’s activists.  It points to the similarity between the 1960s struggle and those that are occurring now, and predicts that the same courageous defiance of authority could happen now as happened then.  The lecture ends by contemplating new strategies to dismantle current conditions of racial and economic inequality.

Speakers
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Dr. Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA

Visiting Faculty, Parsons School of Design
Activist, musician, and celebrated educator and scholar Sharon E. Sutton will serve as this year’s key note speaker at the 41st Annual Association for Community Design (ACD) conference hosted by the Neighborhood Design Center this June.  Sutton’s advocacy work in participatory... Read More →


10:00am

11:00am

Racial Justice and Design: Opening Conversation
How can design support of the larger racial justice movement? As designers of the built environment, can we use our practices to fight institutional racism? Can designers address systemic racial injustice that typically produces issues of economic instability, poverty, and neighborhood disinvestment? In the opening conversation of the convening, we will discuss these questions with practitioners who are thoughtfully integrating racial justice and intersectional outcomes into their work.

This conversation is an extension of the Racial Justice and Design research initiative of ACD, funded by the Surdna Foundation. This initiative seeks to conduct and document research on racial justice and social equity outcomes in community engaged design practice, with the goal of building the capacity of design professionals to fight institutional and systemic racism in the built environment and support the larger movement for racial justice.

Moderators
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Theresa Hwang

Dept. of Places, ACD Board Member
Theresa is a community-engaged designer, educator, and facilitator. She has spent over 12 years focused on equitable cultural and community development with multiple groups and campaigns. Theresa uses methods of mindful dialogue, interactive arts-based workshops, and design-thinking... Read More →

Speakers
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Antionette Carroll

President and CEO (Founder), Creative Reaction Lab
Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise designing healthy and racially equitable communities for Black and Latinx populations through education and training programs, community engagement consulting, an online national platform... Read More →
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Christine Gaspar

Center for Urban Pedagogy
Christine Gaspar is Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York-based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. She partners with designers... Read More →
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Justin Garrett Moore

NYC Public Design Commission, Urban Patch, BlackSpace
Justin Garrett Moore is an urban designer and the executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He has extensive experience in urban design and city planning—from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-focused planning... Read More →
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April De Simone

Co-founder, Partner, designing the WE
April De Simone, Co-founder, Partner, designing the WE - has over 15 years of experience in strategically designing, developing and launching for-profit, non-profit and government projects. Continuing to advocate for social innovation, Ms. De Simone is co-creator of various for-purpose... Read More →


12:00pm

Lunch: Design As Protest
Bryan is a Designer and Design Justice Advocate. He is the founder/Director of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.

Lunch will be provided by City Seeds, a Humanim Social Enterprise from Baltimore, MD.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan C. Lee

Bryan C. Lee

Founder/Director, Colloqate Design
Bryan is a Designer and Design Justice Advocate. He is the founder/Director of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.


1:30pm

Intersectional Exclusion in Public Space
***This session begins at The Y Not Lot, then at 2pm will move to the Lazarus Center L-80 Classroom***

In this participatory session, panelists will engage with audience members to broaden their collective understanding of how various populations experience exclusion in public space. In addition, they will actively explore specific design, advocacy, and engagement strategies that are inclusive of all peoples. The session will begin with an NDC staff-led walking tour of the YNot Lot, a privately-owned, publicly programmable lot that sits at a divide between majority-white and majority-black neighborhoods in Baltimore. Later, participants will discuss their understanding of exclusion and inclusion in public space, and more specifically the inclusiveness (or exclusiveness) of the Ynot Lot.

Speakers
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Shannon Arms

Landscape Architect, Board Member, Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning, ACD Board
Shannon is an associate at Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architects and Planners in Eugene, OR. She believes all people deserve nature. Her work seeks to create experiences in which nature connects, inspires, nourishes and protects us. Recent research and teaching efforts have focused... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA

Dr. Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA

Visiting Faculty, Parsons School of Design
Activist, musician, and celebrated educator and scholar Sharon E. Sutton will serve as this year’s key note speaker at the 41st Annual Association for Community Design (ACD) conference hosted by the Neighborhood Design Center this June.  Sutton’s advocacy work in participatory... Read More →
avatar for Lan Hogue

Lan Hogue

Sr Assoc, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects
Lan is passionate about design as advocacy – looking for ways to empower women and girls to use their voice to affect critical and positive change of their physical environment. Her design work in the public realm ranges from academic campuses to cultural institutions to urban... Read More →
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Ana Quintana

Michael Vergason Landscape Architects
Ana's experience as an architect and landscape architect include key collaborations for the design of the public realm for some of Europe's densest urban areas, cultural institutions and academic campuses in the United States. Her work is built upon her passion for improving people's... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Ynot Lot 1904 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218

2:00pm

Community Design and Social Entrepreneurship
This presentation will present a detailed examination of historic community design aims and work, contemporary models of social entrepreneurship and its various methods, and emerging social design practices. Understanding these three areas as an iterative sequence with benefits and drawbacks will enable a critical conversation of where community- and public interest design originated and where it can successfully go next.

Speakers
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Peter Aeschbacher

Associate Professor, Penn State University
Peter Aeschbacher is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University.  His scholarship and practice focuses on community design, the public realm, and inquiry-based tools and methods for spatial analysis and action. He works... Read More →


2:00pm

Design Activism: Proactive Public Engagement and the Power of Good Ideas
Architects are trained in a method of problem solving that holistically addresses the social, environmental, and economic challenges of society. Yet, too often, practitioners resist the role of provocative thought leader. This panel considers how architects and designers can redefine their roles to serve the public through thoughtful engagement, addressing urban challenges by driving public discourse on design solutions. We will focus on key initiatives by Living Design Lab that address transformative design ideas for the built environment.

Speakers
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Davin Hong

Founder, Living Design Lab
Davin, AIA, is the founder of Living Design Lab, a multidisciplinary architecture, planning and urban design firm.  Fundamental to his design philosophy is a belief that good design can created better communities and social interactions.  He is recognized as a thought leader promoting... Read More →


2:00pm

Mobile Design Box(es): Working Across Neighborhoods to Activate Community Assets
Mobile Design Box is a model of interdisciplinary partnerships between neighborhood residents, local BIDS, grassroots arts organizations, Milwaukee’s DCD, cultural institutions, and the UW-Milwaukee working to convert vacant commercial spaces into temporary hubs for community, arts, and education. MDB is not just one pop-up in one neighborhood, but a network of neighborhood and institutional support structures that work to improve all three communities simultaneously. 

Speakers
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Ali Kopyt

Architect, Korb + Associated Architects
 Ali Kopyt is a managing architect with Korb + Associates in Milwaukee, WI.  She has Masters Degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  In 2014 she founded HARK design collaborative, a public interest design firm with a focus on... Read More →
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Mo Zell

Associate Dean, Principal, UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, bauenstudio
Mo Zell is the Associate Dean of the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning and principal of the design and research firm, bauenstudio. She recently completed a 2nd edition to her book The Architectural Drawing Course that sold 40,000 copies worldwide between 2008... Read More →


2:00pm

Investing in Community Design
Community design practitioners come from a range of backgrounds—they are designers, advocates, planners, organizers, and community leaders. Likewise, there’s a diverse ecosystem of funders and supporters investing in this work. We will explore a range of investment approaches including grantmaking, resource provision, and loan structures. We will discuss how and why foundations, government, CDFI’s and nonprofit organizations are investing in the work of community designers, and how community design professionals can best approach these diverse opportunities. This session will also look ahead: as economic and political landscape shifts, what opportunities and challenges can we foresee? How will designers and funders alike continue to articulate our value and alignment, with these shifts in mind?

We'll also look at funding and equity: How can we invest in equitable community-engaged design? What is the future of the funding landscape? How is funding tackling equity? What are dream projects for funders these days?

Moderators
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Nikia Hill

Association for Community Design
Nikia Hill is a strategist, consultant, and educator who designs solutions, services, and systems to help people thrive. With over 20 years of experience leading, creating, and executing strategic initiatives for individuals, organizations, and communities, Nikia is passionate about... Read More →

Speakers
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Rebecca Chan

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Rebecca Cordes Chan is the program officer for the National Creative Placemaking Program at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a community development intermediary that provides loans, grants and equity in underinvested neighborhoods. Before joining LISC, Rebecca served... Read More →
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Ray Demers

Director, Design Leadership, Enterprise Community Partners
Ray Demers is the director of Design Leadership with Enterprise Community Partners. He serves as the strategic lead of the Rose Fellowship, Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI), and other emerging priorities.
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Jessica Garz

Program Officer, Thriving Cultures, Surdna Foundation
Jessica Garz is a Senior Program Officer for Thriving Cultures at the Surdna Foundation. In this role, Jess collaborates with colleagues in philanthropy and those on the ground, to support artists, architects and designers working towards imagining, and creating, more just and sustainable... Read More →
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Jen Hughes

National Endowment for the Arts
Jen Hughes was appointed director of Design and Creative Placemaking for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in April 2018, having served as acting director since June 2017. In this position, she oversees grant portfolios that support the design and creative placemaking fields... Read More →


2:00pm

Co-Designing Recruitment and Hiring for a 21st Century Police Force in Baltimore
Since the fall of 2017, the Mayor’s Office of Innovation has been working closely with the Baltimore Police Department and community partners to improve recruitment, hiring, and retention at the Baltimore Police Department. The BPD is currently understaffed, but contrary to popular belief, it is due to fewer applications—not attrition. The i-team has conducted extensive research to understand what the community wants—and what the BPD needs—to improve hiring practices and hire more ideal, more local, and more diverse applicants.
 
We will hear from the i-team about their findings and solutions, a community leader about his vision for the department, the head of the BPD recruitment unit about current challenges and successes in hiring, and a Police Cadet about his experience going through the Police Explorer pathway at Patterson High School.

Moderators
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Tara Huffman

Director of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program, Open Society Institute
Tara Huffman is the Director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program at OSI-Baltimore. She comes to OSI-Baltimore with both national and local experience, strong advocacy skills, and deep knowledge of the field and of the organizational development needs of grantees.Previously... Read More →

Speakers
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Malik Bradford-Day

Police Cadet, Baltimore Police Department
Malik Bradford-Day joined the Baltimore Police Department as a Cadet at the age of 18 after graduatingfrom Patterson High School. During high school, he was a Police Explorer and took a homeland securitypathway. Malik has been going to recruitment events with BPD recruiters to speak... Read More →
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Tamika Gauvin

Program Manager, Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Innovation
Tamika Gauvin is a Program Manager in the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Innovation, one of many innovation teams around the county and globally funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. In this role, Ms. Gauvin contributes to the team’s work to improve the Baltimore Police Department... Read More →
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Brian Hance

Recruitment Unit Major, Baltimore Police Department
Major Brian Hance leads the Recruitment Unit Team at the Baltimore Police Department. A native ofEast Baltimore, Major Hance is a graduate of Coppin State, and joined the BPD in 1993.
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Dan Hymowitz

Director, Mayor of Baltimore's Office of Innovation
Dan Hymowitz is the Director of the Mayor of Baltimore’s Office of Innovation – a new team established in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The office’s first project is working to improve recruitment and hiring of officers at the Baltimore Police Department.Previously... Read More →
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Emily Ianacone

Design Strategist, Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Innovation
Emily Ianacone is a Design Strategist for the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Innovation. She joined the Bloomberg-funded “i-team” after a fellowship with the inaugural cohort of Foster America, where she co-designed products and services with families at the Allegheny County Department... Read More →
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Ray Kelly

President, No Boundaries Coalition
Ray Kelly, is a lifelong resident of West Baltimore and a seasoned community organizerwho is internationally recognized for working for social and restorative justice, bettercommunity and police relations as well as legislative reform with the residents of CentralWest Baltimore (Pennsylvania... Read More →


2:00pm

Undesign The Redline: Gallery Talk and Panel
Undesign the Redline, a project of Designing the We, is a traveling, interactive exhibition that explores the history and current impacts of structural inequity from a design perspective. Participants are invited to interact with stories and envision future strategies for undoing these inequities.

During this Gallery Talk and Panel discussion, we’ll unpack some of the rich content in the Undesign the Redline exhibition including the history of redlining and structural racism in Baltimore City. We’ll also explore how we might “undesign the redline” from within and beyond the power structures that put them in place.  

Speakers
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Martin French

Baltimore City Dept. of Planning
Martin French is a City Planner in the Land use and Urban Design Division of the Baltimore City Planning Department.  His background includes extensive work on planning and housing issues in Baltimore and Maryland.  He is a member of the Civil War Roundtable.
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Eric Holcomb

Baltimore City Dept. of Planning
Eric Holcomb has been staff to the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) since 1994.  Since 2014, he has served as Executive Director to CHAP and Department of Planning Division Chief of the Historical and Architectural Preservation Division... Read More →
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Kris Marsh

University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Kris Marsh received her PhD from the University of Southern California in 2005. She was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina before joining the faculty of Maryland where she has been tenured since 2014. Dr. Marsh’s general... Read More →
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April De Simone

Co-founder, Partner, designing the WE
April De Simone, Co-founder, Partner, designing the WE - has over 15 years of experience in strategically designing, developing and launching for-profit, non-profit and government projects. Continuing to advocate for social innovation, Ms. De Simone is co-creator of various for-purpose... Read More →


2:15pm

Community Land Trusts for Development Without Displacement
A Community Land Trust movement is building in Baltimore. Through organizing networks and the local environmental justice movement, people are developing frameworks to support new and nascent trusts that offer a range of community solutions.

We’ll hear from Baltimore’s CLT leaders about the benefits of shared equity, the process of starting and maintaining a CLT, and the value of the community assets that can be built with the CLT structure. We’ll also discuss how organizers, nonprofit developers, and community members are utilizing CLTs so that low- and moderate-income people can build equity through homeownership, protect their right to remain in their neighborhoods, and build shared amenities.

Destiny Watford, 2016 Goldman Prize Recipient, will discuss the history of Baltimore’s CLT movement and the United Worker’s efforts to establish an affordable housing trust fund with the City. Lisa Hodges of the Westport Economic Development Corporation and Nichole Battle of GEDCO will discuss democratic design and Adriana Foster of the Charm City Land Trust will share the neighborhood view.

Moderators
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Stephanie Smith

Assistant Director for Equity, Engagement and Communications, Baltimore City Dept. of Planning
Stephanie M. Smith is an Assistant Director for Equity, Engagement and Communications in the Baltimore City Department of Planning and a member of the Maryland Bar. Her work is focused on improving community participation in the land use system and enhancing the agency's engagement... Read More →

Speakers
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Nichole Battle

CEO, GEDCO
Since June 2013, Nichole Battle as served as the Chief Executive Officer at Govans EcumenicalDevelopment Corporation (“GEDCO”). She originally started her career with GEDCO in 2006as the Director of Real Estate Development. As CEO, Nichole oversees the senior services,community... Read More →
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Natalie Cohen

Charm City Land Trusts
Natalie Cohen is the Environmental Coordinator and Educator at Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in McElderry Park.  Amazing Grace is the primary steward of the Amazing Port Street Commons, a Community Land Trust, and the only true, open green space in the neighborhood.  As... Read More →
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Lisa Hodges

CLT Project Manager, Westport Community Economic Development Corporation
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Destiny Watford

Greater Baybrook Community Land Trust
Destiny Watford is a human-rights organizer, full-time college student, and co-founder of Free Your Voice, a student-led human rights group, headquartered in Curtis Bay, MD. In 2016, Watford was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her outstanding work and leadership within... Read More →


2:30pm

What Color is Landscape Architecture?
The U.S. Census projects that by 2043 America will be a majority-minority nation. Cities like Washington D.C. and Baltimore shifted demographically as early as the 1970’s. Despite these trends, the design community remains largely white. In order to live up to its highest professional ideals and maximize its impact, landscape architecture must be more than green. In this session, Richard Jones, Isaac Hametz, and Amina Mohamed will question the color of landscape architecture, reflecting on their personal journeys growing up as ‘others’ in the United States (biracial-American, Jewish-American, and Muslim-American) and sharing their professional response: the creation of a social impact studio at Mahan Rykiel Associates. The studio works in Baltimore City to revitalize schoolyards, connect public school students with parks, and develop career pathways for minority students in design.  

Speakers
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Isaac Hametz

Mahan Rykiel Associates
Isaac Hametz, ASLA, oversees Mahan Rykiel’s design research portfolio, building strategic partnerships to advance innovation in landscape architecture and urban design. Working closely with clients, colleagues, and collaborators, Isaac targets design research opportunities that... Read More →
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Richard Jones

President, Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc.
Richard Jones is the President of Mahan Rykiel Associates, a landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Throughout his career, Richard has pursued a vision of design and landscape architecture that aims to enrich human relationships and support vibrant... Read More →
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Amina Mohamed

Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc.
Amina Mohamed, ASLA, is a landscape designer at Mahan Rykiel Associates. Her work centers on working with clients and communities to create innovative educational and healing landscapes. She folds her passion for research, social and environmental justice, and engagement with her... Read More →


2:45pm

Reimagined Urban Spaces and Inclusivity
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
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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 →


2:45pm

Implementation of City Beautiful: Dallas
My research examines the effects of early city planning mechanisms on Dallas through case study and concludes that class and race played a significant role in implementation of Dallas's first city plan.  Through my work at the Trust for Public Land as a landscape designer and planning advocate, I still experience and work in places neglected by this unequal implementation.  This is why understanding history is imperative to being a more educated designer and a better advocate.  


Speakers
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Molly Plummer

Trust for Public Land
Molly Plummer, ASLA, is a staff member at the Trust for Public Land, serving as the Parks for People Program Manager for the North Texas area.  She holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado... Read More →


2:45pm

RAPIDO: An Approach to Disaster Recovery
buildingcommunityWORKSHOP (bcWORKSHOP), a Texas-based nonprofit community design center that seeks to improve the livability and viability of communities through thoughtful design and making, has developed a new program called RAPIDO. RAPIDO is a holistic approach that enables communities to more quickly recover from disasters—reducing response time and cost of recovery—by delivering higher quality housing to affected families. Utilizing a temp-to-perm strategy, RAPIDO provides immediate emergency housing while laying the groundwork for a permanent home.

By reviewing and re-designing the entire disaster recovery process with the people who are impacted the most, RAPIDO fosters resilience within communities and abates many social and economic impacts of disaster. RAPIDO evaluates every level of the housing recovery process, including community outreach, case management, housing design & construction, labor recruitment, and policy design.

Speakers
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Omar Hakeem

Design Director, buildingcommunityWORKSHOP
Omar Hakeem, AIA, is Design Director at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP. His work is focused on bringing greater social and environmental equity through thoughtful design and planning as well as a building a robust organizational design practice. Through these efforts he has completed award-winning... Read More →


3:00pm

Introduction to the Rose Fellowship
The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners emerging architectural designers with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach to development that results in green, sustainable, and affordable communities.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Demers

Ray Demers

Director, Design Leadership, Enterprise Community Partners
Ray Demers is the director of Design Leadership with Enterprise Community Partners. He serves as the strategic lead of the Rose Fellowship, Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI), and other emerging priorities.


3:30pm

Six Months of Creative Placemaking: Lessons Learned from Design Dash in West Oakland
West Oakland has long been a center of systemic exclusion. Once a thriving African American community, it is now a struggling area due to redlining, an intrusive highway system, pollution form the Port of Oakland, and disinvested infrastructure. Simultaneously, the area is gentrifying due to the housing crisis in the Bay Area.

A local community development corporation, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, is investing in programming that empowers local residents adjacent to their affordable housing developments. Now in its fourth year, Design Dash is supported by EBALDC and uses design as a tool to build local leaders. The Open Architecture Collaborative was hired as the community design consultant to produce this year’s program.

We will discuss the approach to the program, difficulties, trainings, wins, evaluation process, and outcomes. Your feedback is welcome as we investigate impact on the systemic issues of the area.

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Jacobs

Garrett Jacobs

Open Architecture Collaborative Inc.
Prior to launching the OAC Garrett led programs at Code for America. Initially managing a national network of government staff working to improve public service and running government relations in their Fellowship program. In 2015 Garrett facilitated 30 global chapters in the co-creation... Read More →
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Annie Ledbury

Architect and Creative Placemaking Manager, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Annie leads strategy and implementation of creative placemaking and resident-engaged design programs, manages design and construction of spaces for neighborhood-serving businesses, and creates systems to enhance design quality, health outcomes, and resident engagement in the development... Read More →


3:45pm

Inside/Outside: Can a Hybrid Practice Work?
Salazar Architect, Inc. began as a small architecture / urban design practice that was founded to fight gentrification and displacement in the  Bay Area. Today, it is a full-service affordable housing design firm in Portland, OR, that regularly collaborates with the Center for Public Interest Design (CPID) at Portland State University. With the firm's 2014 move to the Rose City, we have expanded our footprint and project types while progressively blending our project workload with CPID. This new-to-us model blends a young-ish for-profit firm with a university-based design center. We will discuss two recent collaborative efforts—a community master plan and affordable housing development in NE Portland—to gain feedback on how to best structure future collaborative efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Ferry

Todd Ferry

Center for Public Interest Design at the Portland State University School of Architecture
Todd Ferry is Associate Director of the Center for Public Interest Design at the Portland State University School of Architecture. His work investigates how social needs can be addressed by architecture in under-served communities. Recent projects include community centers, transit... Read More →
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Alex Salazar

Salazar Architect Inc. and the Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University
Alex Salazar is specialized in multi-family affordable housing and community design. He began his career as a Graham Foundation Fellow working on participatory housing projects in India, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of ACD. He founded Salazar Architect Inc. in... Read More →


3:45pm

The Mariposa Creek Parkway: Advocacy Infrastructure Planning and Design in Rural California
Excuse Our Dust

The Mariposa County Planning Department’s advocacy planning framework includes a multi-disciplinary partnership of social service providers, advocacy groups, and environmental conservation organizations. They are working to plan, design, and implement a four-mile linear park in the town of Mariposa, CA. In addition to targeting longstanding disparities in mobility and public health outcomes, the advocacy planning framework aims to empower groups that have been historically marginalized in Mariposa. The project's key programmatic features are active transportation and recreation, interpretation, and creative placemaking strategies.

Speakers
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Mikey Goralnik

Community Design and Development Planner, Mariposa County Planning Department
Mikey Goralnik is a Community Design and Development Planner at the Mariposa (CA) County Planning Department. In this role, he manages planning and design initiatives including creative placemaking programs and projects that blend environmental education, ecological design, and public... Read More →
avatar for Ben Stone

Ben Stone

Director of Arts and Culture, Smart Growth America
Ben Stone is Director of Arts & Culture at Smart Growth America and its program Transportation for America where he leads the organization’s broad efforts to help communities integrate arts, culture, and creative placemaking into neighborhood revitalization, equitable development... Read More →


3:45pm

Landscape Performance to Demonstrate Impact
This session explores the concept of landscape performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability, creating more equitable and resilient communities, and reaching key decision-makers. The Landscape Architecture Foundation will present an overview of the Landscape Performance Series, an online, interactive set of resources to help designers and communities evaluate performance, show value, and make the case for sustainable and equitable landscape solutions. After the session, participants will have a better understanding of the environmental, social, and economic benefits that thoughtfully-designed spaces can offer communities. The session also features case studies of public spaces that offer environmental, social, and economic benefits and were created through varied approaches to the participatory design process.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Barnes

Megan Barnes

Program Manager, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Megan Barnes is the Program Manager for the Landscape Architecture Foundation's Case Study Investigation (CSI) program and other Landscape Performance Series initiatives. She has a diverse background in landscape architecture and nonprofit work. Before joining LAF, she was a two-time... Read More →


3:45pm

Thou Shalt Not Trespass: Cultural Diversity and Landscape Interpretation
Filmmaker Maisie Hughes hosts a workshop about her upcoming documentary series, Thou Shalt Not Trespass (2019) which explores feelings of belonging or exclusion in urban landscapes. The web series will capture the reactions and impressions of diverse DC residents in reaction to five District landscapes embedded in communities beyond the monuments.

Participants will learn first-hand about Maisie’s research, approach, treatment, and techniques and get a preview of the rich and unexpected content she’s already captured.

This project is part of the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership, a unique program that supports professionals as they develop and test new ideas that will drive the future of the landscape architecture discipline.

Speakers
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Maisie Hughes

Rhetorical Value, LLC
Masie Hughes, APA, ASLA, ISA Certified ArboristMaisie Hughes is the owner of Rhetorical Virtue LLC, a training and consulting firm that helps “do-gooders do better” by providing outstanding workforce and professional development workshops.  As a 2018 Landscape Architecture Foundation... Read More →


3:45pm

Changing our City by Completing the Street: Legislating from the Sidewalk Up
In Baltimore, inequity is written in brick, concrete, and asphalt. Like many rust belt cities in the U.S., Baltimore is characterized by racial segregation that yields wide and persistent disparities in health, economics, and access. A century of urban renewal and highway construction has accelerated harm in Baltimore and fractured the relationship between communities and City government.

But Baltimore’s rich culture and historic, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods also suggest a blueprint for livability and prosperity. How does Baltimore move past a planning and development paradigm that has too often been an engine of displacement and dispossession? How do we co-create a City where our commonly-held public infrastructure is a platform for inclusive, equitable growth?

Join the Baltimore Complete Streets team for a panel discussion on these issues and hear how the team has approached finding solutions to them by drawing on past experiences, advocacy work, and an evolving vision of a better future for all.

Moderators
avatar for Kristen Jeffers

Kristen Jeffers

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Black Urbanist
Kristen Jeffers has always been interested in how cities work. She’s also always loved writing things. She went off to a major state university, got a communication degree and then started a more professional Blogger site. Then, in her graduate seminar on urban politics, along with... Read More →

Speakers
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Celeste Chavis

Morgan State University
Dr. Celeste Chavis is an assistant professor in the Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (2012) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and is a licensed... Read More →
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Liz Cornish

Executive Director, Bikemore
Liz Cornish serves as Executive Director of Bikemore, Baltimore’s livable streets advocacy organization. Since moving to Baltimore in 2015, Cornish has grown Bikemore into a force for transportation advocacy--by being the first organization in the country to successfully block a... Read More →
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Ryan Dorsey

Councilman: District 3, Baltimore City Council
Ryan Dorsey is a progressive democrat and the Baltimore City Councilman for Council District 3. As City Councilman, Ryan focuses on policy that addresses the root causes of inequity in Baltimore City, including transportation, housing, and education. He is also a passionate advocate... Read More →
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Tafadzwa Gwitira

Impact Hub Baltimore
Tafadzwa Gwitira has worked in health and human services for twenty years. She is a Certified Public Manager in Non-Profit, Federal and State. Her work is  centered on equity in community engagement, community building strategies, human rights, sustainable development and public... Read More →
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LaKeisha Henderson

Bike & Brunch Tours
LaKeisha is an architect, planner, creative problem solver, and founder of Bike & Brunch Tours.  She sought to simultaneously translate these skills into ways to support her community. Bike and Brunch Tours was borne out of her love for Baltimore, desire to counter negative stigmas... Read More →


3:45pm

Diversity and Inequality in Suburbia: Design Causes and Consequences
The American suburbs are changing rapidly—both socially and spatially. Once considered the domain of the white middle class and elites, suburbia is now home to the majority of the country’s racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and poor. While some suburbs have suffered decades of disinvestment and increasing concentrations of poverty, others are centers of new immigration and reinvestment in more prototypically “urban” forms. Still others remain exclusive pockets of concentrated wealth.

This panel will address questions about community designers’ changing roles in the production of suburban landscapes, and how they can address issues of diversity and inequity, especially for the most vulnerable residents. We’ll look at racial and economic segregation, redevelopment, gentrification and displacement, access to transportation and social services, privatization, and public space. Designers will be encouraged to think about the consequences of today’s rapidly shifting metropolitan landscape strategies for producing a more just and inclusive suburbia. 

Speakers
avatar for Tanvi Misra

Tanvi Misra

Writer, CityLab
Tanvi Misra is a staff writer for CityLab, The Atlantic's website about cities. She covers immigrant communities, housing, and economic inequality. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, NPR, BBC, McClatchy News, and the Texas Tribune.
avatar for Willow Lung-Amam, University of Maryland College Park

Willow Lung-Amam, University of Maryland College Park

Director of Community Development, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education
Willow Lung-Amam, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program and Director of Community Development at the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her scholarship focuses on the link between social... Read More →
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Dan Reed

Urban Planner
Dan Reed is a writer, urban planner, and community advocate. He's worked with communities all over the United States to make their streets safer and more enjoyable places. His writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, Architect Magazine, Greater... Read More →


3:45pm

From Unrest and Protest to Education and Collaboration: Taking the Monuments Down
Grassroots protests in Baltimore and New Orleans led to the removal of confederate statues prominently displayed in both cities. What is to become of these empty pedestals? Who should decide? How?

This panel will discuss the process of protest and removal as it took place in Baltimore and New Orleans. Both cities are grappling with choices around what's next. In Baltimore, the focus will be on the former confederate monument in Wyman Park Dell, dedicated this year as Harriet Tubman Grove. Bryan C. Lee, Jr. of Colloqate Design will discuss how the process of protest is leading to a rethinking of what and who the city of New Orleans memorializes.

Speakers
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Stel Kline

Stel Kline is a queer producer, performer and general thinker. They've worked collaboratively on audio projects locally for cultural institutions like the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Contemporary Museum of Baltimore. You can find them traversing the Mid-Atlantic collecting tape... Read More →
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Bryan C. Lee

Founder/Director, Colloqate Design
Bryan is a Designer and Design Justice Advocate. He is the founder/Director of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.
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Ryan Patterson

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Friends of Wyman Park Dell
C. Ryan Patterson is an who serves as the Public Art Administrator at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.  In his professional role, he serves as staff to mayoral appointed Public Art Commission, manages the municipal Percent-for-Art Program including the City's public... Read More →
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Eli Pousson

Baltimore Heritage
Eli Pousson is the director of preservation & outreach at Baltimore Heritage where his work includes the Explore Baltimore Heritage website and app and ongoing research about Baltimore's Civil Rights Heritage.  Eli's recent published works include articles on Confederate monuments... Read More →


4:30pm

Setting the Groundwork for Community-Driven Public Housing Redevelopment
Driven by federal disinvestment, the national trend of privatizing public housing is transforming low-income communities, often without the voices of the people most affected. In Boston, four public housing developments are in the privatization process. Three of these are focused on maximizing profit.

However, in December 2017, the 800+ unit Mildred C. Hailey Apartments redevelopment designation went to a partnership of two deep-rooted community development corporations (JPNDC & Urban Edge) and a national non-profit with Boston roots, the Community Builders. These organizations have rich track records in community-driven development and leadership building among tenants and other low-income people of color. Through an intensive community engagement process, they hope to change the narrative of how public housing residents are engaged in redevelopment, empowering them in a way that maximizes their leadership in the creation of new affordable housing and new community facilities.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Chin

Kristen Chin

Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, Urban Edge and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Boston
Kristen is a designer and community collaborator serving as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow with Urban Edge and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation in Boston. Previously, she managed projects related to resilience and post-Sandy recovery at the Pratt Center... Read More →


4:30pm

Designing Community Food Ecosystems from the Ground Up: Creativity, Capacity, and Collaboration in Raleigh, NC
Community Food Lab and its founder, Erin White, are at the nexus of an emerging local food ecosystem in Raleigh, NC, that is growing around collaboration, collective organizing, and open-ended creative approaches. This presentation will explore the development of three elements of this local food ecosystem: the Raleigh Food Corridor, the Capital Area Food Network, and the Wake County Food Security Plan. Each of these elements has been led or co-led by Erin White, and together they represent innovative directions in community design. By prioritizing the structures needed to support lasting change, community food system design approaches provide innovative lessons for the community design field.

Speakers
avatar for Erin White

Erin White

Principal, Founder, Community Food Lab
Erin White is a designer and entrepreneur working for healthy food systems. In 2013 he founded his award-winning international firm, Community Food Lab, to combine design thinking with the urgent need to develop healthy, sustainable food systems. With experience in architecture, urban... Read More →


4:30pm

Rethinking Outcomes: Mutual Benefit in Community Engaged Teaching
When institutions take on work in the community, the outcomes should be mutually beneficial to both the communities and academic partners. How we measure success depends on how we enter the collaboration, and what expectations we’re hoping to have as the end deliverable. In this workshop, presenters from University of Hawai’i and Washington University in St. Louis will briefly present two different approaches to collaborative community projects in institutions of higher education, the challenges to these approaches, and the outcomes being pursued. The bulk of the time will be spent on a facilitated discussion engaging participants in conversation about how to rethink and scaffold initiatives for outcomes that are truly mutually beneficial.

*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.

Speakers
avatar for Kramer, Liz

Kramer, Liz

Associate Director, Office for Socially Engaged Practice, Sam Fox School, Washington University
Liz Kramer oversees the Office for Socially Engaged Practice at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, a hub for collaborative, engaged practices that address systemic social, environmental, and economic challenges in St. Louis. A human-centered... Read More →
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Cathi Schar

Inaugural Director, University of Hawaii Community Design Center
Cathi Ho Schar, AIA LEED-AP,  is the inaugural director of the University of Hawaii Community Design Center, a hybrid teaching practice established and led by the UH School of Architecture to provide a university-wide platform for faculty, staff, students, and partnered professionals... Read More →


4:45pm

Design for Children
Design for Children aims to address the need for quality early child care centers in DC. Though more than 60% of American families rely on childcare services, many facilities are overcrowded, outdated, or disappearing altogether, as lease rates increase and building owners opt for more glamorous tenants. We’ll share how the Washington, DC, Open Architecture Collaborative (OADC) team undertook a process to identify, survey, and collaborate with daycare service providers. Three child development centers were selected as seed projects for the Design for Children program, which launched early 2017. By providing a schematic design package, OADC hopes to alleviate the costs of providing quality early child care centers.

Speakers
avatar for Chau Pham

Chau Pham

Open Architecture DC
Chau Pham is an architect practicing in the DC area, with 6 years of experience in residential and mixed-use developments. With a dual degree in Architecture & Real Estate Development, she hopes to incorporate her knowledge and skills to support public-interest & community development... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Stewart-DeLancey

Yvonne Stewart-DeLancey

Mrs. Yvonne Stewart – De Lancey is an accredited Family Child Care Provider who has served the Capitol Hill area for 26 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood education from Southeastern University. As owner and founder of Bre Bre’s Child Development Home and... Read More →


4:45pm

My Baltimore Book: Building the Next Generation of Active, Changemaking Citizens
This workshop will showcase the My Baltimore Book project, an innovative initiative to engage Baltimore 3rd graders in understanding the complex social, environmental, and political forces that shape Baltimore City. Since 2016, over 14,000 free copies of My Baltimore Book have been distributed to third grade students as part of the core Baltimore City Public Schools social studies curriculum. Workshop participants will learn more about the design, development, implementation, and impact of My Baltimore Book through a panel discussion with Baltimore City students and teachers who have used the book in their classrooms.

Speakers
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Melissa Simmons

Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
Melissa Simmons been teaching in Baltimore City Public Schools for 6 years. She currently teaches third grade English Language Arts and Social Studies at Lakeland Elementary in Southwest Baltimore. Additionally, she serves Lakeland as the Family and Community Engagement Committee... Read More →
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Becky Slogeris

MICA Social Design
Becky Slogeris is the Associate Director at the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where she is responsible for program coordination, operations and communications for various initiatives engaging MICA students and faculty in social innovation projects... Read More →


7:00pm

One October: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
ONE OCTOBER is a lyrical time capsule that offers a window into the shifting heart of New York City. Filmed entirely in October of 2008, a time when gentrification is rapidly displacing the working and middle classes, Wall Street is plummeting, and Senator Obama is making his first presidential bid, the story follows Clay Pigeon, an intrepid radio host who takes to the streets of New York City to talk to everyday citizens who are facing the uncertainty of change.

Nuanced, cinematic, and often humorous, ONE OCTOBER charts the chasm between one’s desires and one’s means, explores the urgent need to conserve the old amid the glorification of the new, and affirms the notion that a varied streetscape is essential to the health of a dynamic metropolis. Seen from our current vantage point, the film is also a remarkable time capsule that foreshadows the roiling political upheaval spreading across the country today.

The Director Rachel Shuman will host a panel featuring speakers from the conference.  The panel will be held immediately after the film.

This screening is open to the public for purchase and FREE to Reverberations conference attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Marisela Gomez

Marisela Gomez

Consultant, Social Health Concepts Inc.
Marisela Gomez is a public health researcher and activist in Baltimore. Her work focuses onrebuilding equitable and sustainable communities in our historically abandoned areas. She isa lead consultant with Social Health Concepts Inc.Recent publications: Neoliberalization’s Propagation... Read More →
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André Robinson

Executive Director, Mount Royal Community Development Corporation, Innovation Villages: Baltimore
André Robinson is a community and cultural organizer, activist and consultant with a background as a director, producer, writer, and creative-place maker. He has been working in community and cultural development and engagement for more than 30 years. He has served in an executive... Read More →
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Rachel Shuman

Director, One October film
 Rachel Shuman is a documentary filmmaker and editor who has worked in New York City for 20 years. Her directorial debut Negotiationspremiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. She co-directed Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum, which aired on PBS... Read More →
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Stephanie Smith

Assistant Director for Equity, Engagement and Communications, Baltimore City Dept. of Planning
Stephanie M. Smith is an Assistant Director for Equity, Engagement and Communications in the Baltimore City Department of Planning and a member of the Maryland Bar. Her work is focused on improving community participation in the land use system and enhancing the agency's engagement... Read More →



Friday June 8, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Parkway Theatre 5 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
 
Saturday, June 9
 

8:30am

Community Design Quick-Fire
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
avatar for Missy Benson

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 →
avatar for Jodi Dubyoski

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 →


9:00am

Green Mount Cemetery Tour
***This activity requires preregistration and is a $10 add-on  REGISTER HERE

Green Mount Cemetery, sometimes known as Baltimore’s “Valhalla,” opened in 1839. We are celebrating Station North history with a walking tour with cemetery guru and eminent Baltimore historian Wayne Schaumburg! Opened in 1839, Green Mount is an early example of an urban-rural cemetery, that is, a cemetery with a park-like setting located close to the countryside.  Green Mount is the final resting place of many famous (and infamous) Marylanders, including Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, William and Henry Walters, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Betsy Patterson, Arunah Abell, Albert Ritchie, Harriett Lane Johnston, William Henry Rinehart, John H. B. Latrobe, A. Aubrey Bodine, John Wilkes Booth, Walter Lord. It is no wonder the cemetery has earned the moniker “where Baltimore’s best were laid to rest.”

10:30am

Radical Hospitality for Inclusive Communities
Faith communities serve as the source for many social movements in the United States. However, in communities across the country, they are not involved in the land-use or neighborhood design process. Faith institutions have isolated themselves from the broader community and have not served as key conspirators in creating a beloved community. In this presentation, explore how radical hospitality and faith communities can be used to create more equitable and just neighborhoods.

Speakers
avatar for Brittney Drakeford

Brittney Drakeford

Culture of Health Leaders, funded by RWJF
Brittney Drakeford believes in FATE. She combines faith, arts, and technology to energize communities  to create equitable places for generations today and tomorrow. A sixth-generation native of Prince George’s County, she currently works for the County’s Planning Department... Read More →


10:30am

Measuring Impact: A Public Life Study at the Ynot Lot
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.

Speakers
avatar for Riley Gold

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
The Ynot Lot 1904 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218

10:30am

Breathe Happy, Breathe Healthy: Co-designing Smoke Free Public Housing
This workshop will showcase the design, development, and implementation of the HealthiAir Community Action Pack, a toolkit for public housing communities to design their own strategy for transitioning to smoke free housing. Workshop participants will hear from a panel of students and staff from the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art and project partners at Baltimore City Health Department and Douglass Homes. The panel will reflect on the ups and downs of collaborating across silos, share tips and tricks for engaging non-designers in the human-centered design process, and will discuss plans for how the work will be sustained.

Speakers
avatar for Kyree Brown

Kyree Brown

Douglass Homes
Kyree Brown is 19 years old and a resident of Douglass Homes. He's a recent graduate of National Academy Foundation and aims to start school this fall. Kyree has been an advisor to the HealthiAir project since Fall 2017.
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Smile Indias

Associate, MICA Center for Social Design
Smile M. Indias is currently a T. Rowe Price Foundation Fellow, an Associate at the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and a Design Strategist to the Baltimore Police Department. She is interested in the intersection between Design and Public Policy... Read More →
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Korrey Perrin

President, Tenant Council of Douglass Homes
Korrey Perrin is the Tenant Council President of Douglass Homes, a family development in Baltimore City consisting of 393 units. Korrey has been an advisor to the HealthiAir project since Fall 2017.
avatar for Hannah Shaw

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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Becky Slogeris

MICA Social Design
Becky Slogeris is the Associate Director at the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where she is responsible for program coordination, operations and communications for various initiatives engaging MICA students and faculty in social innovation projects... Read More →
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Casey Thomasson

Program Coordinator, Baltimore City Health Department
Casey Thomasson is the Program Coordinator for Baltimore City Health Department's Tobacco Free Baltimore initiative. The Baltimore City Health Department provides smoking cessation services, community education, school-based projects, and enforcement of retailer compliance with tobacco... Read More →


10:30am

Leading with Diversity and Equity in Public Interest Design
Excuse our Dust

Public Interest Design exists at the intersection of design, architecture, and community engagement. It is often positioned outside of traditional architectural practice and engages alternative design practitioners, often under-represented in the discipline, who bring a strong desire to do something different.

We will present a case study from the San Francisco Bay Area, where a group of practitioners—mostly women of color—are working to seek networking, knowledge sharing, and professional development opportunities.

With an emphasis on curiosity, collaboration, and inclusion, we will workshop alternative structures of knowledge sharing, facilitated learning, and partnership development. This session will outline strategies for supporting diversity in the field of public interest design practice, structuring discussions around equity and inclusion, and fostering new leadership in the field of architecture.

*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.

Speakers
avatar for Shalini Agrawal

Shalini Agrawal

Associate Professor, Pathways to Equity
Shalini Agrawal is trained as an architect and has facilitated multi-disciplinary workshops between participants of all ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic statuses for over 20 years. She is co-founder of Architreasures, principal at MAC Studio Landscape Architecture, and co-founder... Read More →


10:30am

Resilience for All: Stories of Community-Driven Design
Resilience planning and urban design strive to transform urban spaces in the name of social values like health and walkability. But in places with low socioeconomic status, structural racism and classism prevent many residents from exercising their right to the collective work of citymaking. Through case studies of four community‑driven design projects, each responding to serious urban stressors (e.g. climate change, gentrification, disinvestment), we will consider the role of tactile participatory design practices in vulnerable urban communities.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Brown Wilson

Barbara Brown Wilson

Author | Professor, Resilience for All | University of Virginia
Barbara Brown Wilson’s research and teaching focus on the ethics, theory, and practice of sustainable community design and development, and on the history of urban social movements. Wilson's current research projects include understanding how grassroots community networks reframe... Read More →


10:30am

How Does it Really Work? A Conversation About Sustainable Funding and Practice Models
“How do you get paid to do community design?” It’s a frequently asked question and the answer is more complicated than “organizational budgets” and “funding models.” Join a conversation with Gilad Meron, an Association for Community Design Research Team Member, and experts in the field of community design as they discuss their work, organizational values, and strategies they employ to harness sustainable funding. We’ll reflect on a range of practice models, including those from large firms, nonprofit design centers, and mission-driven, for-profit firms.  Ample time will be left for discussion.

Moderators
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Gilad Meron

The Blue House, The Association for Community Design
Gilad Meron is an independent designer, researcher and writer focused on community development, civic dialogue, and information design. He works with nonprofits, foundations and firms on projects addressing issues such as affordable housing policy, environmental justice, and design... Read More →

Speakers
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elaine asal

Gensler
A connector, catalyst, instigator and communicator, Elaine believes solutions to the wickedest problems come in many forms, and often from the most unexpected places.Trained as an architect, Elaine’s approach to problem solving is driven by balancing visionary ideals with realistic... Read More →
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Alexa Bosse

Hinge Collective
Alexa Bosse is a registered architect and founding principal of the Philadelphia-based, public interest design firm, Hinge Collective, with masters degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Alexa’s 10 year career has centered around... Read More →
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Omar Hakeem

Design Director, buildingcommunityWORKSHOP
Omar Hakeem, AIA, is Design Director at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP. His work is focused on bringing greater social and environmental equity through thoughtful design and planning as well as a building a robust organizational design practice. Through these efforts he has completed award-winning... Read More →


10:30am

Hip Hop Architecture Workshop
Hip hop has established itself as a gravitas culture that crosses borders of race, ethnicity, class, and professions through four fundamental elements: MCing, DJing, graffiti, and breaking. Members of the hip hop generation carry the residue of this culture into spaces they inhabit, and their individual works become seasoned with its flavor. The profession of architecture is not exempt. The Hip Hop Architecture Camp uses hip hop culture as a catalyst to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and design. Ingrid Gonzalez Featherson and Ricardo Rojas will share their experiences with the Austin Camp and discuss how elements of rhythm, space, and mass operate in the practice of architecture.

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Gonzalez Featherston

Ingrid Gonzalez Featherston

Design Architect, Hip Hop Architecture Camp/ Matt Fajkus Architecture
Ingrid Gonzalez Featherston, AIA Design Architect at Matt Fajkus Architecture.  Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University Received May 2012.  Ingrid currently works at Matt Fajkus Architecture as a Design Architect, where she works on a variety of project scales that... Read More →
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Ricardo Maga Rojas

Architectural Designer, Hip Hop Architecture Camp/GSC Architects
Ricardo de Jesus Maga Rojas, Associate AIA Architectural Designer at GSC Architects. Master of Urban Planning, Texas A&M University (2016) Bachelor of Architecture, Tuskegee University (2013). Born in Banes, Holguin, Cuba. Ricardo’s genuine passion for design and service has allowed... Read More →


10:45am

Youth Led Synergy & Stewardship
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. 

Speakers
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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
Open Works: Classroom 1 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

11:15am

Arsenal of Inclusion & Exclusion Book Talk
Join author Dan D'Oca for a talk about his book, The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion.

Who gets to be where? The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion examines some of the policies, practices, and physical artifacts that have been used by planners, policymakers, developers, real estate brokers, community activists, and other urban actors in the United States to draw, erase, or redraw the lines that divide. The Arsenal inventories these weapons of exclusion and inclusion, describes how they have been used, and speculates about how they might be deployed (or retired) for the sake of more open cities in which more people have access to more places. With contributions from over fifty architects, planners, geographers, historians, and journalists, The Arsenal offers a wide-ranging view of the forces that shape our cities.


Speakers
avatar for Dan D'Oca

Dan D'Oca

Interboro Partners
Daniel, principal and co-founder of Interboro, is an urban planner. He is an Associate Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he received a Master in Urban Planning degree.  He will be sharing the Interboro’s new book, 'The Arsenal of Exclusion... Read More →


11:30am

Collaborative Design for Neighborhood Revitalization: The Maryland Business Recovery Storefront Improvement Program
In response to damages sustained by small businesses during the 2015 civil unrest, Maryland DHCD partnered with local architects and workforce development nonprofits to design and implement $650,000 of improvements to storefront exteriors. The Maryland Business Recovery Storefront Improvement Program targets areas that experienced concentrated damage. It seeks to increase quality of life in marginalized communities through coordinated investments in business retention and workforce training. We’ll discuss program challenges and successes, personal insights and lessons learned from the experiences collaborating to bring projects from the drawing board to the community, and how this innovative program can serve as a model for future projects.

Speakers
avatar for John Huffington

John Huffington

Living Classrooms Foundation
John Huffington spent 32 years in the Maryland Prison System, ten of which were on Death Row.Maintaining his innocence for the crimes of which he was convicted, he ultimately secured hisrelease from prison in 2013 through a Writ of Actual Innocence. The diligence of the law firm ofRopes... Read More →
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Mary Kendall

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Mary Kendall currently works as a Program Officer in the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization withthe State of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. She manages theDepartment’s Sustainable Communities and Maryland Business Recovery Storefront ImprovementPrograms... Read More →
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Maisha McCoy

Principal Owner, Pharmacy Solutions, LLC,
Maisha was born and raised in Baltimore City. After graduating from Baltimore City Public Schools, she attended Morgan State University where she obtained a degree in Chemistry. In 1994, she graduated from Howard University School of Pharmacy and began her career as a pharmacist.She... Read More →
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Laura Wheaton

Program Manager, Neighborhood Design Center
Laura runs the Community Design Works Program in NDC’s Baltimore Office, facilitating a wide variety of projects with teams of pro bono design professionals. Trained as an architect, Laura has experience with both commercial and residential firms, and was previously co-Director... Read More →
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Dion Wright

Civic Works
Dion Wright has been a member of the Civic Works management team since October 1995, firstas Director, Workforce Investment Act, YouthBuild and Corpsmember Development Programs,and progressing to Chief Operating Officer in 2005, and Deputy Executive Director in 2007. Inthe spring... Read More →


11:30am

A Framework for Social Design Projects
Excuse our Dust

The social value created by public interest design is notoriously difficult to convey because of the complexity inherent in social conditions and the long frame for impact. Assessing social value through a business lens excludes two critical aspects of design: material agency and impacts beyond the artifact to activities, institutions, and societal transformation. What is needed is a robust framework for assessing social value that is grounded in the work of design itself. This workshop will present a provisional framework for describing, evaluating, and strengthening community design projects. Participants are invited to test run the framework on their favorite projects and engage in a vigorous discussion!


*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.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Aeschbacher

Peter Aeschbacher

Associate Professor, Penn State University
Peter Aeschbacher is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University.  His scholarship and practice focuses on community design, the public realm, and inquiry-based tools and methods for spatial analysis and action. He works... Read More →


11:30am

DesignVoice Workshop: Evaluating Homeless Housing
Excuse Our Dust

Speakers from AIA Austin’s DesignVoice Committee will share the design and development of microhomes at the Community First! Village, and subsequent work around conducting a post-occupancy study of these homes. Community First! Village is a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled and chronically homeless in Central Texas. DesignVoice led the design competition that produced these homes. The post occupancy study analyzes the successes and shortcomings of Phase 1 designs and process. In direct engagement with residents, DesignVoice will incorporate feedback for the direction of Phase 2 designs for the Village. We’ll present resident, staff, and designer interviews, as well as the first round of analysis, for feedback as we move into Phase 2.

*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.

Speakers
avatar for Shelby Blessing

Shelby Blessing

AIA Austin; Page/
Shelby Blessing, AIA, juggles several roles applying her design background towards building strong communities. As an Associate at Page in Austin, TX, she is Project Architect for a large public high school. As former co-chair of AIA Austin DesignVoice, she leads post-occupancy study... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Satterlee

Sarah Satterlee

Construction and Design Coordinator, Mobile Loaves, Fishes Community First! Village
Sarah Satterlee is an architect currently serving as Construction and Design Coordinator with Community First Village, a permanent supportive housing community for the formerly homeless in Austin, TX. A native New Orleanian, she previously worked with design firm Colectivo on many... Read More →
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Carrie Waller

AIA Austin DesignVoice, Gensler
Carrie Waller, AIA, an Austin architect and native Texan, hails from San Angelo. At Gensler, she works as a project architect and technical designer. She recently led her office in an exploratory design competition to develop urban-focused permanent supportive housing solutions specific... Read More →


11:30am

Tools and Technology for Community Engagement
Learn how the city governments of Baltimore and Hyattsville are utilizing online tools for community engagement and equitable neighborhood development. The GEOLOOM co>map is an online mapping tool that demonstrates how arts and culture is woven into Baltimore’s neighborhoods and social fabric. The goal of GEOLOOM co>map is to ensure that every community receives the attention and support needed to establish and maintain livability throughout the city.Speak Up HVL is a civic engagement platform for Hyattsville, MD, that enables the City to lead focused online conversations to collect feedback from residents on City initiatives, projects, and Council Meeting topics. The platform allows residents to be engaged in each step of a project’s life, beginning with the partnership between the community and its stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Green

Krista Green

Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs, Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts
Krista D. Green is Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA), the city's arts council, film office, and producer of major civic events. Additionally, Krista serves as Chair of the city’s Budget Results Team and is a member of... Read More →
avatar for Christine Hwang

Christine Hwang

Arts & Culture Fellow, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
Christine Hwang is the Arts & Culture Fellow at the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. In this role, Christine cultivates relationships with communities and organizations across Baltimore to expand the inventory of arts and culture-related data and ensure that it includes... Read More →
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Nicola Konigkramer

Deputy City Clerk, City of Hyattsville
Nicola Konigkramer is the Deputy City Clerk for the City of Hyattsville, Maryland. As a part of the Clerk’s Office, she supports the City’s legislative processes and meetings to ensure functions of public bodies are accessible and transparent. She also helps administer the City’s... Read More →
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Seema D. Iyer, Ph.D

Director of the Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore
Seema D. Iyer, Ph.D., an associate director and research assistant professor at the Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore, has overseen the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance since 2011. Formerly, Iyer served as Chief of Research & Strategic Planning for Baltimore... Read More →
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Laura Reams

City Clerk, City of Hyattsville
Laura Reams is the City Clerk for the City of Hyattsville. In her position, she manages the City’s legislative process, administers elections, and serves as the City’s records custodian. She is a member of the International Institute for Municipal Clerks, the treasurer for the... Read More →


12:00pm

Remington Tour
*Tour meets at R House: 301 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Remington is a working class community that has recently experienced a surge of redevelopment. Typically, investment in Baltimore has been focused around the harbor. These projects represent investment in a challenged neighborhood without the waterfront asset. Remington is a neighborhood fiercely committed to a resurgence, but one that stays true to its character and personality. Spend a few hours walking around the area with representatives of a leading developer, designers, and a community leader to hear how change took place in Remington.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Flanigan

Ryan Flanigan

Past President, Greater Remington Improvement Association
Ryan Flanigan is a lifelong Baltimore resident and has lived in Remington since 2011. He has been involved with the Greater Remington Improvement Association since 2011, serving two terms are president. He is currently an Open Society Institute-Baltimore Community Fellow working to... Read More →
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Evan Morville

Seawall Development Company
At Seawall Development Co, Evan takes responsibility for all design, development and construction aspects of Seawall’s projects. Tackling the challenges of historic redevelopment, Evan creates a collaborative and integrated process by including community stakeholders, the design... Read More →
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Zolna Russell

Floura Teeter Landscape Architects
Zolna Russell is a leader in sustainable landscapes, focusing her work on integrating ecology into urban environments. Collaborating with local communities, her designs respond to the specifics of place and the needs and desires of the users. Working with local materials and native... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
R House 301 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

12:00pm

Wonderground Youth Design Workshop
This session is by invitation only, in partnership with:  Open Works, National Building Museum, TinyWPA and J Neal Architecture and Design

DUE TO RAIN, THIS SESSION WILL MEET AT THE OPEN WORKS LOBBY.

Saturday June 9, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

12:15pm

Lunch-Around @ BeOne Korean BBQ
Limited Capacity seats available

BeOne Korean BBQ Website: https://www.yelp.com/biz/be-one-korean-bbq-baltimore

The Saturday afternoon "Lunch-Around" as opposed to the traditional ACD conference "Dine-Around" will be held at different restaurants in nearby Station North/Bolton Hill/Charles Village/Mt.Vernon neighborhoods. Lunch-around hosts will not be paying for your meal, but rather will be guiding discussion/social time.  You will be paying for your own lunch. 

Please keep in mind:
-cash is queen! (or be prepared to split a check with cards)
-remember to wear your conference badge so you can find your group!
-how far away the restuarant is from your last session and your next session (this is a 2 hour lunch gap)
-there are also counter service food places nearby as well!

Saturday June 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
BeOne Korean BBQ 2016 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218

12:15pm

Lunch-Around @ Daniel Greenspan's Backyard (Enterprise Rose Fellow + Steering Committee)
Limited Capacity full

Daniel Greenspan is an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore City. This Lunch-Around is hosted at Daniel's home in the Bolton Hill Neighborhood. He will be serving home-made vegetarian pad thai. This is a FREE lunch.

The Saturday afternoon "Lunch-Around" as opposed to the traditional ACD conference "Dine-Around" will be held at different venues in nearby Station North/Bolton Hill/Charles Village/Mt.Vernon neighborhoods.

Please keep in mind:
-remember to wear your conference badge so you can find your group!
-how far away the restuarant is from your last session and your next session (this is a 2 hour lunch gap)
-there are also counter service food places nearby as well!

Steering Committee

Saturday June 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Daniel Greenspan's Backyard 221 W Lanvale Street

12:15pm

Lunch-Around @ Joe Squared
Limited Capacity seats available

Joe Squared Website: http://joesquared.com/

The Saturday afternoon "Lunch-Around" as opposed to the traditional ACD conference "Dine-Around" will be held at different restaurants in nearby Station North/Bolton Hill/Charles Village/Mt.Vernon neighborhoods. Lunch-around hosts will not be paying for your meal, but rather will be guiding discussion/social time.  You will be paying for your own lunch. 

Please keep in mind:
-cash is queen! (or be prepared to split a check with cards)
-remember to wear your conference badge so you can find your group!
-how far away the restuarant is from your last session and your next session (this is a 2 hour lunch gap)
-there are also counter service food places nearby as well!


Saturday June 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Joe Squared 33 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201

12:15pm

Lunch-Around @ Jong Kak Korean BBQ
Limited Capacity seats available

Jong Kak Website: https://www.yelp.com/biz/jong-kak-baltimore-3

The Saturday afternoon "Lunch-Around" as opposed to the traditional ACD conference "Dine-Around" will be held at different restaurants in nearby Station North/Bolton Hill/Charles Village/Mt.Vernon neighborhoods. Lunch-around hosts will not be paying for your meal, but rather will be guiding discussion/social time.  You will be paying for your own lunch. 

Please keep in mind:
-cash is queen! (or be prepared to split a check with cards)
-remember to wear your conference badge so you can find your group!
-how far away the restuarant is from your last session and your next session (this is a 2 hour lunch gap)
-there are also counter service food places nearby as well!

Saturday June 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Jong Kak Korean BBQ 18 W 20th St, Baltimore, MD 21218

12:15pm

Lunch-Around @ Mi Comalito
Limited Capacity seats available

Mi Comalito Website: ​http://micomalitorestaurant.com/​​​

The Saturday afternoon "Lunch-Around" as opposed to the traditional ACD conference "Dine-Around" will be held at different restaurants in nearby Station North/Bolton Hill/Charles Village/Mt.Vernon neighborhoods. Lunch-around hosts will not be paying for your meal, but rather will be guiding discussion/social time.  You will be paying for your own lunch. 

Please keep in mind:
-cash is queen! (or be prepared to split a check with cards)
-remember to wear your conference badge so you can find your group!
-how far away the restuarant is from your last session and your next session (this is a 2 hour lunch gap)
-there are also counter service food places nearby as well!

Saturday June 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Mi Comalito 2101 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21218

12:15pm

Lunch-Around @ Parts and Labor
Limited Capacity filling up

Parts and Labor Website: ​www.partsandlaborbutchery.com​​​

The Saturday afternoon "Lunch-Around" as opposed to the traditional ACD conference "Dine-Around" will be held at different restaurants in nearby Station North/Bolton Hill/Charles Village/Mt.Vernon neighborhoods. Lunch-around hosts will not be paying for your meal, but rather will be guiding discussion/social time.  You will be paying for your own lunch. 

Please keep in mind:
-cash is queen! (or be prepared to split a check with cards)
-remember to wear your conference badge so you can find your group!
-how far away the restuarant is from your last session and your next session (this is a 2 hour lunch gap)
-there are also counter service food places nearby as well!

Saturday June 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Parts and Labor 2600 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21218

12:15pm

Lunch-Around @ Stang of Siam Thai Restaurant
Limited Capacity filling up

The Saturday afternoon "Lunch-Around" as opposed to the traditional ACD conference "Dine-Around" will be held at different restaurants in nearby Station North/Bolton Hill/Charles Village/Mt.Vernon neighborhoods. Lunch-around hosts will not be paying for your meal, but rather will be guiding discussion/social time.  You will be paying for your own lunch. 

Please keep in mind:
-cash is queen! (or be prepared to split a check with cards)
-remember to wear your conference badge so you can find your group!
-how far away the restuarant is from your last session and your next session (this is a 2 hour lunch gap)
-there are also counter service food places nearby as well!

Saturday June 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Stang of Siam 1301 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

12:15pm

Lunch-Around @ The Brass Tap Hosted by ACD Board Member NIKIA HILL
Limited Capacity seats available

The Brass Tap Website: https://www.brasstapbeerbar.com/default.aspx

The Saturday afternoon "Lunch-Around" as opposed to the traditional ACD conference "Dine-Around" will be held at different restaurants in nearby Station North/Bolton Hill/Charles Village/Mt.Vernon neighborhoods. Lunch-around hosts will not be paying for your meal, but rather will be guiding discussion/social time.  You will be paying for your own lunch. 

Please keep in mind:
-cash is queen! (or be prepared to split a check with cards)
-remember to wear your conference badge so you can find your group!
-how far away the restuarant is from your last session and your next session (this is a 2 hour lunch gap)
-there are also counter service food places nearby as well!

Speakers
avatar for Nikia Hill

Nikia Hill

Association for Community Design
Nikia Hill is a strategist, consultant, and educator who designs solutions, services, and systems to help people thrive. With over 20 years of experience leading, creating, and executing strategic initiatives for individuals, organizations, and communities, Nikia is passionate about... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
The Brass Tap 1205 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

12:15pm

Lunch-Around @ The GruB Factory Vegan Specialty Cafe
Limited Capacity seats available

The GruB Factory Website: ​https://www.facebook.com/thatgrublife​​​

The Saturday afternoon "Lunch-Around" as opposed to the traditional ACD conference "Dine-Around" will be held at different restaurants in nearby Station North/Bolton Hill/Charles Village/Mt.Vernon neighborhoods. Lunch-around hosts will not be paying for your meal, but rather will be guiding discussion/social time.  You will be paying for your own lunch. 

Please keep in mind:
-cash is queen! (or be prepared to split a check with cards)
-remember to wear your conference badge so you can find your group!
-how far away the restuarant is from your last session and your next session (this is a 2 hour lunch gap)
-there are also counter service food places nearby as well!

Saturday June 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
The GruB Factory 1210 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • about Ashley Flintoff is the Director of Planning and Space Management for Wayne State University’s Facilities Planning and Management department. She is a dual graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Community Development and is currently pursuing a Master of Urban Planning at Wayne State University. Ashley currently teaches Regional Development and Sustainability along with workshops on creating successful presentations and social media for nonprofits at the University of Detroit Mercy. Ashley is a founding Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer of the Volterra-Detroit Foundation and serves on the Board of the Association for Community Design. An avid fan of urban environments, Ashley is one of Detroit’s biggest cheerleaders. When not sailing on their 1973 Pearson 26 in Lake Erie, Ashley, her husband Tim and their pets Hunter and Nora are renovating a 1914 Victorian home in Detroit’s historic Woodbridge neighborhood.

1:00pm

Open Works Tour
Open Works is a new, 34,000-square-foot makerspace created via a $11.5 million conversion of a former distribution warehouse by BARCO, a nonprofit real estate developer, in the Greenmount West community.

Open Works' mission is to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible to all.
Baltimore is a brilliant, beautiful city with a magnificent manufacturing legacy. It birthed the bottle cap, the railroad, and legions of Liberty ships. The twists of history have deleted some of that legacy, but remnants of that industrial power still remain all over town. Open Works sits in the heart of one of Baltimore’s original manufacturing districts, a stone’s throw from the old Crown Cork and Seal complex and the former Lebow Brothers Clothing factory.

But it’s not all distant history — making is mounting a comeback in Baltimore. This city is full of artists, hackers, micro-manufacturers, inventors, students, teachers, entrepreneurs, and builders. The manufacturing economy is growing. Social entrepreneurs are succeeding. New businesses are blooming. Open Works is a place for all of us to learn from one another and collaborate on building out this new economy to its fullest potential – together.

Speakers
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Ethan Marchant

Cho Benn Holback Architects


Saturday June 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Open Works: Lobby 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

2:00pm

Village of Love & Resistance
Excuse our Dust

VOLAR’s (Village of Love and Resistance) mission is to create a cooperative community in East Baltimore owned by Black and Brown people to create opportunities for historical residents to acquire, rehab, and sell/rent property to build wealth. Our strategy includes: (a) Rehabbing a building to accommodate 6-8 residential micro units that will house folks involved in justice work based in a love ethic, office and art space for social entrepreneurs from the local community, and affordable event space, commercial kitchen, and wellness center; (b) hosting educational workshops of radical organizing rooted in justice and love; and (c) organizing local residents to become small-term investors of redevelopment: groups of 10-25 people acquiring, rehabbing, and selling/renting one property.
 
*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.


Speakers
avatar for Marisela Gomez

Marisela Gomez

Consultant, Social Health Concepts Inc.
Marisela Gomez is a public health researcher and activist in Baltimore. Her work focuses onrebuilding equitable and sustainable communities in our historically abandoned areas. She isa lead consultant with Social Health Concepts Inc.Recent publications: Neoliberalization’s Propagation... Read More →
avatar for Lenora Knowles

Lenora Knowles

Black Baltimore Work Center, UMD College Park
Lenora R. Knowles is a doctoral student in Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park studying Latina and African American women's social movements. She organizes at the intersection of economic, racial, and gender justice. Lenora is a coordinating committee member... Read More →


2:00pm

(Play)Makers in Public Space
How can DIY design/build, tactical urbanism, and other radical approaches to youth engagement encourage play and a feeling of being welcome and sanctioned in public space? What can we learn from the youth perspective as we consider access to and activation of public space? Can the civic commons be a creative learning ecosystem?

Organizations who work with youth to offer engaging, meaningful, and equitable approaches to design education will share their philosophy and approach, and discuss the challenges and possibilities of their work. We will explore different models of design training and apprenticeship that respond to the changing needs of youth today in terms of technology, skills and workforce development. This conversation will go beyond what is on offer for youth and explore what is at stake for us—the public—when we truly hear and value youth participation in conversations about the evolution of our streets, neighborhoods, cities and regions.

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Gardner

Thomas Gardner

MICA Social Design
Thomas Gardner is a designer and educator. His teaching and research explore design methodologies and tactical technologies, with a particular focus on pedagogy, fabrication, community engagement and emerging practices. He is the co-founder of HousingOperative, a design-build agency... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Cappo

Sarah Cappo

Education Program Coordinator, National Building Muesum
Sarah Cappo manages the Design Apprenticeship Program, an 8-week design-build program for teens in the greater Washington, DC area. Cappo holds bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art and Nonprofit Leadership from William Jewell College, and a master’s degree in Museum Studies and Museum... Read More →
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Alex Gilliam

TIny WPA
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Hanah Murphy

Playground City
Inspired by the natural world and random pop-ups, Hanah Murphy is an advocate for collaborative community development and an aspiring urban designer. Through her work with Playground City, she has learned to listen to her inner child and infuses playfulness into all of their program... Read More →
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Alexis Robinson

Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning
 Alexis Robinson in a recent graduate of the University of Maryland with a Master's in Community Planning and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy. Currently, she is working at Fairfax County's Department of Planning and Zoning, Planning Division, and always looking... Read More →


2:00pm

Collaborating with Immigrant and Refugee Communities to Revitalize Neighborhood Commercial Corridors
Philadelphia’s neighborhood commercial corridors have been shaped by immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs for generations. An architect from a community design center, the director of a community development organization, and an economic development specialist from a public agency will discuss how they are promoting investment, inclusion, and equity on some of Philadelphia’s most diverse and dynamic neighborhood commercial corridors by addressing questions and telling stories from their individual and coalitional work.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Balloon

Alex Balloon

Executive Director, Tacony Community Development Corporation
Alex Balloon is the Executive Director of the Tacony Community Development Corporation,located in Philadelphia, where he focuses on commercial corridor development andneighborhood revitalization. Alex has also been a key advocate in city-wide initiatives related tocommercial corridor... Read More →
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Robin Kohles

Community Design Collaborative
Robin Kohles, AIA, manages neighborhood economic development programs for theCommunity Design Collaborative, a community design center serving greater Philadelphia.Working in close partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Commerce and communitydevelopment corporations throughout... Read More →
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Andy Toy

Development and Communications Director, Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition
Andy Toy is the Development and Communications Director for Southeast Asian MutualAssistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC), a nonprofit organization that serves the needs,advocates on behalf of, and supports growing opportunities for refugees, immigrants andmarginalized communities... Read More →
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Lamei Zhang

Special Projects Associate, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
Lamei Zhang is the Special Projects Associate at the Philadelphia Chinatown DevelopmentCorporation. Her work engages her in tasks required to keep a commercial corridor active andvital: small business outreach and development, the business district’s street cleaning program,event... Read More →


2:00pm

Shifting the Placemaking and Policy Paradigm
In many areas, projects of a certain scale or level of innovation are left in limbo: too small, ephemeral, or experimental to be implemented by government agencies and too extensive to be citizen-implemented. What becomes of these projects and how can we shift the paradigm to better support them? How are leaders currently supporting the growing tactical urbanism and placemaking movements? What policy changes can facilitate these movements and what are the barriers to implementing such changes?

Moderators
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Flintoff, Ashley

Director of Planning and Space Management, Wayne State University
Ashley Flintoff is the Director of Planning and Space Management for Wayne State University’s Facilities Planning and Management department. She is a dual graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Community Development... Read More →

Speakers
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Sonja Ewing

Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission Prince George's County
Sonja M. Ewing, AICP is a Supervisor of Park Planning in the Prince George’s County Parks Department (M-NCPPC).  Sonja has a rich background and extensive experience as an urban planner, urban designer, college professor, and urban planning consultant in both urban and suburban... Read More →
avatar for Maria M. Galarza

Maria M. Galarza

Project Manager, Detroit Dept. of Planning and Development
Maria M. Galarza is a creative thinker who believes that design can be a force for good.  She is currently a Project Manager in the Planning and Development Department for the City of Detroit. Her current projects focus on arts and culture initiatives that highlight the great and... Read More →
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Justin Garrett Moore

NYC Public Design Commission, Urban Patch, BlackSpace
Justin Garrett Moore is an urban designer and the executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He has extensive experience in urban design and city planning—from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-focused planning... Read More →
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Robin Abad Ocubillo

Senior Urban Designer / Policy Planner and Adjunct Professor, Architecture, SF Planning Department and California College of the Arts
Robin Abad Ocubillo has worked for over a decade in civic innovation in public space design, planning, evaluation, and policy. He is currently Senior Planner and Urban Designer with the San Francisco Planning Department, where he leads Places for People, the first placemaking legislation... Read More →


2:00pm

Designers of Color Birthing New Design Genres***This session is reserved for people of color only.
Excuse Our Dust Workshop*

*This session is reserved for people of color, only.

Detroit is 92% and Baltimore is 72% people of color, but the people who design the places that POCs inhabit the most are often European-American. Bleeding Heart Design uses human centered design to foster altruism through architecture. The UnLearning House project & Urban Regal discussions will ask what happens when designers of color band together to forge design genres that speak to the essence of their cultures. How can our conversations today manifest and last for years to come?The workshop will present The Unlearning House & Urban Regal process, and then move into exercises prompting deep investigation and dialogue around cultural heritage, experience, and nuance; their relationship to elements/experiences of the built environment; and subsequent manifestation of schools of design-thought rooted in this process.

*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.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Budiongan

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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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 →


2:00pm

Grassroots Movement-Building as a Model for Resistant Design
The language of community design can be a key tool for community organizers in their efforts to educate and motivate the public to resist systems of oppression. Relying on standard outreach methods, leaders are constrained by austerity measures and scarcity logic, making it difficult to create powerful visions with the public.

This workshop proposes a process for visioning in collaboration with the public. We hope to increase the public’s capacity for self-determination—and create more transparent power dynamics—by making community involvement more accessible within real-world conditions. By expanding the current limits of civic engagement, we can reduce the perceived tension between our roles as both leaders and members of the public.

Speakers
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JONATHAN Nagy

United Neighbors of the 35th Ward
Jonathan is a practicing architect and community organizer in Chicago. He works with two small women-owned architecture firms on Chicago’s north side. On nights and weekends he is organizing Chicago’s west side communities with the intention of opening an apprentice-model design... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Joel Quezada

Anthony Joel Quezada

The People’s Lobby, Democratic Socialists of America, United Neighbors of the 35th Ward
Anthony grew up in Chicago’s northwest side and is a community organizer. He works for city council member, Alderman Carlos Rosa and organizes his community against gentrification, deportations, and corporate greed. He also works to elect movement leaders into office and build upon... Read More →


2:45pm

Community Renaissance in Mondawmin
This conversation will focus on the new Metro Heights apartments and the Parks & People Foundation headquarters in the Greater Mondawmin neighborhood of West Baltimore. Centrally located adjacent to the Mondawmin Mall, a major transit hub, Druid Hill Park, and the Maryland Zoo, it is a struggling but stable community that was roiled by civil unrest in 2015. We’ll discuss the factors that will impact this neighborhood’s future and explore a range of questions including: How has the neighborhood’s history impacted new development? What is the relationship between public and private open space? Will new development in this area impact the perception or reality of safety issues? How will each project impact future resurgence of the neighborhood? 

Speakers
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Lydia Kimball

Landscape Architet, Floura Teeter Landscape Architects
With over 30 years of practice, Lydia has developed a particular expertise in site design projects insenior living, affordable housing, higher education, and other public institutional projects. She was theproject manager for Landscape Architecture at the Metro Heights Apartments... Read More →
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Steve Preston

Parks and People Foundation
Steve Preston oversees the design and delivery of Parks & People projects in Baltimore,including the current renovation of Ambrose Kennedy Park, revitalization of 10 inner block parks inhistoric Harlem Park and the creation of the new “Miracle on McKean” park in Easterwood. Steve... Read More →
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Zolna Russell

Floura Teeter Landscape Architects
Zolna Russell is a leader in sustainable landscapes, focusing her work on integrating ecology into urban environments. Collaborating with local communities, her designs respond to the specifics of place and the needs and desires of the users. Working with local materials and native... Read More →
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Magda Westerhout

Vice President, Moseley Architects
Magda joined Moseley Architects in 1987 and has served as project manager and principal incharge for many of the firms’ largest and most successful affordable housing projects. Projects underher direction include Catholic Charities, Stadium Place, and Burgess Mill Station. She is... Read More →
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Ronald Wilson

Director of Housing Initiatives, Enterprise Homes
As Director of Housing Initiatives for Enterprise Homes, Inc., Ron brings deep experience inhousing and community development. Ron was a Development Officer at Shorebank DevelopmentCorporation in Chicago, Director of Philadelphia Neighborhood Enterprise, and Director of LandResources... Read More →


4:00pm

Closing Keynote Address: Antionette Carroll
Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise designing healthy and racially equitable communities for Black and Latinx populations. Throughout her career, Antionette has worked for social justice, human rights, and diversity and inclusion nonprofits - with her last position being head of communications for Diversity Awareness Partnership. Currently, Antionette is the Chair Emeritus of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design. At the local level, she is also serving as President Emerita of AIGA St. Louis and co-founder of the Design + Diversity Conference and Podcast. She is a TED Fellow.

Speakers
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Antionette Carroll

President and CEO (Founder), Creative Reaction Lab
Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise designing healthy and racially equitable communities for Black and Latinx populations through education and training programs, community engagement consulting, an online national platform... Read More →


 
Sunday, June 10
 

11:00am

National Building Museum Curatorial Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

*Tour will meet inside the Museum, at the fountain. Museum doors open at 11 am. Tour begins at 11:15*

Hop on a Sunday morning train to take a curator-led tour of two exhibits at the National Building Museum, which will be of particular relevance to Reverberations participants. After the tours, there will be time for Q&A.
  • Evicted examines the causes and impacts of the eviction crisis in America. A collaboration with Matthew Desmond, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and best-selling author, Evicted brings visitors into the world of low-income renter eviction.
  • Community Policing in the Nation’s Capital commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and D.C.’s subsequent unrest, by exploring Washington, D.C.’s brief experiment in community policing, the Pilot District Project. The show displays never-before-seen posters, maps, and other ephemera from the federally-funded policing program.More information about the National Building Museum and its exhibitions here: www.nbm.org

GETTING THERE:
Marc Train, Penn Line Southbound departs Baltimore’s Penn Station: 9:19 am 
Arrives DC’s Union Station: 10:20  
Grab coffee along the way, at Union Station or Chinatown Coffee
Walk- 20 minutes to NBM (or get on Metro’s Red Line toward Shady Grove, for one stop, getting off at Judiciary Square right at the Museum)

Marc Train: https://mta.maryland.gov/news/marc-offers-weekend-penn-line-service
Metrorail: https://www.wmata.com/service/rail/ 


Speakers
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Sarah Leavitt

Curator, National Building Museum
At the National Building Museum, Sarah’s exhibitions have included Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017 (2017), Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions (2015), House & Home (2012), and House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage (2009).In addition to her work at the Museum, Leavitt sits on the National Historic Landmark Committee of the National Park Service, which recommends sites for nomination to the Secretary of the Interior. She has also served as a consultant to other museums such as the Baltimore... Read More →


Sunday June 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
National Building Museum 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001