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RV 2014: People Don't Build Great Communities, Partnerships Do by Zoe Williams

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People Don't Build Great Communities, Partnerships Do AICP CM 1.5

Partnerships of many kinds are necessary to craft a vision of the future that represents diverse constituencies; to empower governments to work towards that vision; and to maintain the focus and momentum necessary to succeed. When it comes to change, partnerships are critical at every stage. Boston, Los Angeles, Denver, South Florida. Unusual partnerships have been forged to engage communities and unite governments towards specific goals. Learn how partnerships at all levels are building great cities.

Moderator: Thomas Waldron, Transit Market Sector Director, HDR, New York, New York
Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA, Los Angeles, California
Zoe Williams, Transit Organizer, 9to5 Colorado, Denver, Colorado
James Arthur Jemison, Deputy Undersecretary, Department of Housing & Community Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts
Lynda Kompelien Westin, AICP, Transportation Planning Manager, Real Estate, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, Florida

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RV 2014: People Don't Build Great Communities, Partnerships Do by Zoe Williams

  1. 1. COMMUNITY INFORMED TRANSIT How Grassroots organizing brings the margins to the center
  2. 2. People with the least amount of power and the most potential impact should have the most decision making power or influence in decisions. These decisions should be made by and with impacted people, not on their behalf.
  3. 3. EQUITY IS THE GOAL
  4. 4. Listening Build Relationships Identify Issues Research Action! Reflection and Celebration
  5. 5. W LINE CANVASS  Spring 2012 and Spring of 2013  Focused on low income communities and communities of color living near the W line  Before and after line opening Most residents stated that 9to5 was the first group to speak with them about the construction of the light rail and the changes to their neighborhoods.
  6. 6. ISSUES  Affordability  Access  Connectivity  Displacement  Safety  Service changes
  7. 7. Grassroots organizing places community voice in the center of planning, implementation, and improvements.
  8. 8. THE 16L
  9. 9. FARE STUDY AND AFFORDABILITY
  10. 10. WESTWOOD TRANSIT COMMITTEE

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