CA14 - Social Equity at Work in Roxbury and Dorchester

Tuesday, November 7 from 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM | 257AB « Back

Abstract Text:

The session will focus on achieving the LEED Social Equity in the Community credit. How do developers identify effective community representatives? How can community advocates reach developers? Who has the pulse of the community’s needs?

We will describe the development process from the perspectives of the developer and the community advocate and discuss effective community engagement in the building development process..  

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) staff will describe tools to avoid displacement. DSNI worked to establish the Fairmont Cultural Corridor (FCC) where economic vitality had been undermined by tortured access to public transportation. Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) staff will discuss imagining, developing and deploying social interventions to stimulate community engagement through art and culture. Artists understand, reflect, interpret and mobilize the spirit of a community. A recent FCC Artist in Residence will present the design process, implementation and impact of her work. 

These practice, community and thought leaders will engage in a structured discussion of this model for social engagement and its application in other, diverse communities, and look at the critical outcomes and measures of success as defined in the credit for Social Equity in the Community.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the intent of the Social Equity in the Community pilot credit.

Understand how to identify and make contact with existing community service and advocacy organizations.

Understand how community engagement can integrate effectively into the building development process.

List the measureable impacts for evaluating the success of the strategies to increase social equity.

Learning Level:

Level 100 - Awareness


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Event Type: Communities & Affordable Homes Summit > Session