Participatory design is critical for community development, both in developing political capacity and creating enduring places for local communities. In this session, the presenters share the processes behind developing a new generation of Chinatown parks in San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston and address their cultural, social, site, and design challenges.
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Enhance understanding of current challenges facing urban ethnic communities 2. Learn about the origin and history of Chinatowns as an urban community typology 3. Learn about the fundamentals of community participatory design with ethnic communities 4. Engage with a discussion about the ethics and challenges of participatory design within diverse communities
Jeffrey Hou, ASLA; Kongjian Yu, FASLA; Jennifer Ng, ASLA; Jim Lee, FASLA;
American Society of Landscape Architects