JCHS/Mellon Initiative/Loeb Fellowship Program: “Designing For–and With–Gentrifying Communities”

Photo: LA-Más project “Pacoima Street Values”.

Photo: LA-Más project “Pacoima Street Values”.

Join us for a conversation with Elizabeth Timme (MArch 2010) and Helen Leung (MPP 2011), co-Executive Directors of LA-Más, a non-profit urban design organization that helps lower-income and underserved communities shape their future through policy and architecture. Their projects serve communities that need the most support, and do so in a way that preserves their local identity, raising up what is already working locally and helping communities grow by their own rules. They collaborate with city departments and developers to create much needed, local, contextual change. Their policy work uncovers challenges with existing city policies and connects the dots between project solutions, striving to positively impact hundreds of communities across the city.

Lunch will be provided.

Free and open to the public, but RSVP to jchs@harvard.edu is required. Please RSVP by Oct. 12.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, The Department of Urban Planning and Design, Loeb Fellowship, HKS City and Local PIC, Harvard Real Estate Development Club, and Harvard Urban Planning Organization.

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