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Placemaking – Engaging Community in a Time of Physical Distancing

May 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Placemaking – Engaging Community in a Time of Physical Distancing

Organized by AIA Brooklyn and Pratt Institute School of Architecture, this lecture led by Pratt Professors Lida Aljabar and Nidhi Gulati will introduce participants to the importance of the public realm, placemaking and community engagement in creating healthy, equitable and resilient communities. With the onset of physical distancing measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, communities are reinventing gathering places in digital spaces, affecting how people relate to their local environments and one another. Urban placemaking offers tools for supporting communities, tailored to their unique needs, assets and challenges. This course will explore placemaking in the context of these virtual realities, crisis recovery, and long-term resilience.

Photo Credit: Pratt Institute GCPE; Used with permission

Course objectives:

Participants will learn about and understand community engagement strategies that are critical to planning healthy communities.

Participants will learn strategies for meeting community engagement goals in spite of social distancing.

Participants will learn about and develop ideas for creating new engagement methods that respond to the pandemic.

Participants will learn about resources for further developing their understanding of community engagement and resilience.

A Zoom meeting link will be emailed out the attendees a day or two before the event.

Maximum participants: 100

AIA Credit: 1.5 LU/HSW