Art-Making to Mediate Land Use Conflicts Through the Urban Planning Process

June 26, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Session Type: Interactive

By replacing competition, politics, greed, and maps, with collaboration, art-making, and empathy community engagement becomes inclusive, equitable, and meaningful. Place It! creates a safe space for visual and spatial thinkers, youth, women, non-native English speakers, and other underrepresented communities to express themselves in new ways. By using storytelling, objects, and sensory experiences this method quickly builds consensus to find common values, and solutions through the participants memories, needs, and aspirations. This interactive session will teach participants this method and how it has been applied to develop various projects and plans across the US.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to incorporate Place It! into the municipal urban planning process to develop policies, zoning, develops, and projects that reflect community values and long term community preservation. …
  • Learn how to humanize the technical planning process in order to engage underrepresented communities and tap into their core values to change planning outcomes.
  • Learn how to increase the public’s urban planning capacity, build social cohesion, and encourage self-determination as well.