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November 5-6, 2014

The Bruner Loeb Forum, in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC), Talbot Norfolk Triangle Neighbors United, Fairmount Collaborative, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), convened the “Design for Equity” forum in Boston on November 5th and 6th to fuel ideas and solutions to achieve equitable cities through design and community development. 

The Design for Equity Forum assembled local and national practitioners to use Boston as a living laboratory to explore approaches for addressing inequity and to understand on-the-ground problems and practical solutions. Professionals in design, community development, policy, and organizing came together to advance strategies that bring inclusive, equitable development to American cities. 

“Design for Equity” began in Boston’s dynamic neighborhood of Dorchester where residents face challenges around displacement but have continued to develop community-based solutions through design, development, and activism. Codman Square Neighborhood Development Coalition joined local partners to host workshops and site tours of the Talbot Norfolk Triangle Eco-District and discussed their goals for the future of the neighborhood.

With over one hundred diverse practitioners from Boston and across the country, “Design for Equity” will drew from a network of practitioners confronting the issues of displacement and disinvestment, focusing on solutions that will allow all citizens, to thrive. 

To learn more, visit the Design for Equity website and the Design for Equity blog post on the forum.

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