We're in the first phase of our three-phase pop-up workshops to understand the various concerns around waste and identify potential resources that could be applied to their solutions. Check out some of the results of the first two workshops of Phase 1: Understanding the Problem.
284 responses from your neighbors reveal that the top three qualities that are working currently are: #1 Diversity (23 votes) #2 Trust Between Neighbors (12 votes) #3 Local Business Development (7 votes). The top three concerns in the community are: #1 Housing Affordability (18 votes) #2 Waste Management (13 votes) #3 Lifting NYers out of Poverty (10 votes).
We believe the potential of neighbors working together on small-scale, creative interventions to commonly shared problems, like waste management, is big. We have designed a process that helps neighbors explore the problem of waste, as well as possible (and creative) solutions to the different issues that are uncovered. Check out out Facebook page and Instagram for details.
A great turnout for talking about the community in April!
The Youth Conference on March 15 was a hit! I spoke with many bright and focused young people who are interested in both contributing to their community as well as building skills that will help them excel professionally. Check out the results of the professional skills poll and the values poll indicating what young people want to preserve in their neighborhood.
This blog serves as the documentation, reflection and inspiration for current D4A projects.
With Building Blocks [working name], I will document the framework, community outreach phase(s), stakeholder-discussion phase(s), creative problem solving phase(s), to tackling identified problems phase(s). Feel free to share your feedback!
Building Blocks empowers community members to take a greater role in shaping their communities by collaborating on solutions to problems identified through community organizations and neighbors.
Join us at the Ditmas Park Brooklyn Greenmarket on Cortelyou Road from 9AM-3PM for Design for Agency's first neighborhood pop-up questionnaire. It may be a blizzard, or it may be a balmy 62 degrees, but wear your layers and pack your full-fingered mittens because these days, we must be prepared for anything ;).