What’s Next in Community Engagement?

American Society of Landscape Architects
Photo Credit: Kofi Boone

Kofi Boone, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State and active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) offers a detailed description and reflection on the Designing Equity held in May 2016. Boone describes that event as one that “was diverse in the broad sense; all parts of the workshop contained meaningful participation from women, people of color, and people with a wide range of expertise. In an interpersonal sense, there was also a diversity of thought and ideas.” This two-part article provides context for landscape architects to engage in the conversation about community engaged design and ends with a call to action for practitioners, in the “interest in the future of our relationships between each other and the Earth.”

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Organizations Referenced

Community Voices Heard, Hester Street Collaborative, Indigenous Design and Planning Institute at University of New Mexico, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation, Sankofa Research Institute, Surdna Foundation

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