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  • Community-Engaged Development: How Residents Can Guide Brownfield Redevelopment Decisions

    Thursday, December 12, 03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
    408 B
    Town Meeting Conversations
    Track 4: Community Engagement and Environmental Justice
    Much has been written about engaging communities in the planning activities targeting brownfields in low-income communities. Exciting brownfield revitalization plans have been developed that engage communities in meaningful and important ways. Yet, funding and implementation decisions, together with the challenges of smaller, less desirable sites, often remains outside the purview of citizen engagement. Working with the Saint Louis Association of Community Organizations, we have designed a process that engages the neighborhood in prioritizing land banking decisions to encourage more equitable redevelopment. In this session, we will explore the challenges and potential for engaging community residents directly in the development process. How a community engages with funding and implementation priorities is critical for successful revitalization.
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