Planning for
the INTERcultural City
Practice + Visions
Tufts University Intercultural Planning Group
www.sites.tufts.edu/t...
Theresa Park, Community Development Director,
City of Lowell
Planning for the INTERcultural City
Cultural Competency in Planning:
What It Means For Lowell
Tufts Symposium
October 22, 2010
Lowell’s History
Changing Face of Lowell
Lowell’s Comprehensive Master Plan
• Lowell should:
– be a “lifetime city”
– have a creative
workforce
– offer a high qual...
Population Characteristics
Place of Birth
76%
24%
Native
Foreign born
Language Spoken At Home (Population
5 years and over...
Hamilton Canal District
• 15 acres of vacant and
underutilized land
• Will transform the
gateway to the city into
a new mi...
HCD Charrette Process
 A multi-day planning event that engages all potential
stakeholders in developing a realistic plan ...
Gateway Plus – City building Workshops
Planning Recommendations
Barriers to Participation
• Cost
• Time
• Language barrier
• Integration into the
mainstream community
• Transportation
• ...
Institutional Partnership
Accessible Information
Cultivate Stewardship - Public Matters
• Create a network of new leaders fully engaged in the future of
Lowell;
• Provide ...
Celebration of Culture
For additional information about
the City of Lowell:
Theresa Park
Director of Economic Development
City of Lowell
Departme...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Theresa Park

537
-1

Published on

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
537
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Interculturalism implies that we plan with and not just for our diverse communities and that we actively engage with managing differences in our practice
    We conducted research this spring to understand whether the concept of cultural competency, frequently applied in the field of public health, has found its place in planning curricula
    I give an overview of what culturally competent planning is, share highlights from our study’s findings, and discuss its implications for the future
  • Theresa Park

    1. 1. Planning for the INTERcultural City Practice + Visions Tufts University Intercultural Planning Group www.sites.tufts.edu/tuftsicp October 22, 2010
    2. 2. Theresa Park, Community Development Director, City of Lowell Planning for the INTERcultural City
    3. 3. Cultural Competency in Planning: What It Means For Lowell Tufts Symposium October 22, 2010
    4. 4. Lowell’s History
    5. 5. Changing Face of Lowell
    6. 6. Lowell’s Comprehensive Master Plan • Lowell should: – be a “lifetime city” – have a creative workforce – offer a high quality of life – retain an independent identity as a unique city
    7. 7. Population Characteristics Place of Birth 76% 24% Native Foreign born Language Spoken At Home (Population 5 years and over) 58% 42% English only Language other than English Source: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates Household Income 10% 7% 11% 8% 13%20% 16% 11% 3% 1% Less than $10,000 $10,000 to $14,999 $15,000 to $24,999 $25,000 to $34,999 $35,000 to $49,999 $50,000 to $74,999 $75,000 to $99,999 $100,000 to $149,999 $150,000 to $199,999 $200,000 or more Educational Attainment 11% 12% 32%16% 7% 14% 8% Less than 9th grade 9th to 12th grade, no diploma High school graduate (includes equivalency) Some college, no degree Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree
    8. 8. Hamilton Canal District • 15 acres of vacant and underutilized land • Will transform the gateway to the city into a new mixed-use development • Nearly double the size of Lowell’s Downtown • Reconnects Downtown to core transportation amenities
    9. 9. HCD Charrette Process  A multi-day planning event that engages all potential stakeholders in developing a realistic plan for the project that represents a consensus vision for the Hamilton Canal  The Charrette team will include architects, planners, engineers, finance professionals, and trained facilitators  Multiple public meetings and events provide opportunities for feedback and communication between the leaders and all participants  The master plan for the development will include:  placement, use, massing, and character of buildings  location and designs for open spaces and infrastructure  a realistic financial model to implement the project,  an extensive set of drawings and models illustrating the project vision in a manner that can be readily understood by all participants
    10. 10. Gateway Plus – City building Workshops
    11. 11. Planning Recommendations
    12. 12. Barriers to Participation • Cost • Time • Language barrier • Integration into the mainstream community • Transportation • Awareness of available programs & services
    13. 13. Institutional Partnership
    14. 14. Accessible Information
    15. 15. Cultivate Stewardship - Public Matters • Create a network of new leaders fully engaged in the future of Lowell; • Provide a forum for emerging and existing leaders to develop a vision for community development that strengthens the whole community; • Promote an understanding of and appreciation for the history, cultural diversity, and economic and government resources of Lowell; • Encourage resource sharing and collaboration; • Building the capacity of the public and private sectors through the development of leadership and experiential learning; and • Ensure diversity among the leaders of Lowell.
    16. 16. Celebration of Culture
    17. 17. For additional information about the City of Lowell: Theresa Park Director of Economic Development City of Lowell Department of Planning & Development 978/674-1432 or tpark@lowellma.gov

    ×