Landscape + Planning + Urbanism
There is a growing interest in employing collaborative strategies to support the design process for public open spaces. This approach aims to build sustained interest and community investment; social placemaking also serves to create a strong rapport between local residents, businesses, community groups, and the municipality. This panel will address strategies that can be used to engage communities to elicit high levels of stakeholder feedback. Topics covered in this presentation will be planning the process, trends in community design processes, and tools/resources to support and promote the the participatory design process.
289 Derby Street, a new waterfront park in Salem, MA, will be the main case study presented. The Landscape Architects for this project, Clara Batchelor and Megan Tomkins will lead the panel; they will be joined by participatory design practitioner / architect, Claudia Paraschiv; and the City of Salem Director of Planning and Community Development, Tom Daniels.