Neighborhood-Based Landscapes: Inclusivity and Economic Recovery in Detroit

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Vacant and public land often exhibits a destabilizing force on neighborhoods. But it also presents a great opportunity for communities to activate green space as platforms for
their own aspirations. This session will explore active community design projects in Detroit that put residents in the driver seat. This type of approach, one that fosters community self-determination and influence over the built environment, can result in landscapes that support more cohesive communities. Our presenters will also link these projects to emerging definitions behind landscape reconciliation and the expansive roles of landscape architects
in achieving reparative justice. Finally, presenters and attendees will have the opportunity to informally discuss the advantages and challenges of community involvement in landscape design, inclusivity, and other related topics.
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Housing & Community Design
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
Understand the role of the landscape architect as a facilitator and agent of community design.
Understand concepts around landscape reconciliation.
Identify engagement tools to employ that will support inclusive design outcomes.
Alexa Bush, PLA & Ujijji Davis Williams, PLA, ASLA
Course Codes
New Directions in the American Landscape

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