Designing Futures for Equitable Neighborhoods in Philadelphia
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
1435 Walnut Street
4th floor, Atrium
In this workshop, we will collaboratively and collectively imagine multiple possible futures for a selected set of neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Then we will develop various spectra of possibilities and use the strategic design and scenario planning process to map a range of combinations that could plausibly arise in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Top of mind will be conditions that are equitable, adaptive and representative of Philadelphia’s cultural, physical and socio-economic legacy.
Meet our Facilitators:
- Natalie Nixon is a design strategist and a hybrid thinker. At her consultancy, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC, Natalie helps organizations accelerate innovation and growth by developing meaningful strategy through design thinking and ethnographic research.
- Tayyib Smith, co-founder of Litte Giant Creative and the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship, is dedicated to cultural compentency and the ability to engage multicultural audiences.
- Rob Flemming, LEED AP BD+C, is a registered architect from Philadelphia. He is the Co-creator and Director of the award-winning Master of Science in Sustainable Design Program at Jefferson University and the author of Design Education for a Sustainable Future. Rob is also a Sustainability Fellow at Re:Vision Architecture in Philadelphia where he consults and facilitates integrated design charrettes.