MON-D04: Expanding the Roster: The Design Paradigm that Prioritizes Equity, Community, and Justice
In atonement for America’s long history of marginalizing low-income and communities of color, the landscape designer’s role has expanded to incorporate social justice within engagement processes to create equitable spaces and avoid perpetuating unjust histories. How do we encourage the underserved to contribute to places that will serve them?
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand the importance of acknowledging unjust histories. 2. Learn how to gain trust in communities through storytelling and listening. 3. Gain strategies in creating spaces that celebrate existing cultures in order to prevent displacement. 4. Develop new ideas for meaningful community engagement inspired by modern strategies.
Alex Marchinski, Assoc. ASLA; Jescelle Major, Assoc. ASLA, LEED GA; Matthew Mazzotta; Eric Williams, n/a;
American Society of Landscape Architects
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