Presentation on theme: "CDAD Placemaking Workshop. Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) CDAD is Detroit’s association of community development and neighborhood improvement."— Presentation transcript:
Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) CDAD is Detroit’s association of community development and neighborhood improvement organizations. It enhances the capacity and effectiveness of its members, other community- based organizations and Detroit residents through advocacy, training, technical assistance, information sharing, education and facilitating common action.
Workshop Goals Provide an overview of the Placemaking concept and process Provide an opportunity to talk about Placemaking in Detroit Share information about CDAD’s Placemaking grant
What is placemaking? Placemaking: a collaborative process of people coming together to create the great public spaces at the heart of their community -a transformative approach that inspires people to create and improve their public places -rooted in community-based participation -involves the planning, design, management and programming of public spaces. (Project for Public Spaces)
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MANAGE THE SPACE Have attractions and destinations Have a flexible space Encourage seasonal uses Manage the experience
The Power of 10 Power of 10 is the idea that any great place itself needs to offer at least 10 things to do or 10 reasons to be there. These could include a place to sit, playgrounds to enjoy, art to touch, music to hear, food to eat, history to experience, and people to meet. Ideally, some of these activities are unique to that particular spot and are interesting enough to keep people coming back. The local folks who use the space most regularly are the best source of ideas for what uses will work best. (Project for Public Spaces)
Community Engagement 1. GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS Use the PM process to increase civic engagement Find people who can provide historical context Talk to people who are using the space to see how they use it currently Talk to people about why they do not use the space Ask people about their hopes for the space and the community
Choosing your space Traditional methods of choosing a space may not be appropriate in all of Detroit… Choosing a space should be done with the community Can be a space of historical significance Should be a space that is important to the community in some way Can it contribute to community safety? Can it be a new space for the community to come together? Is it on a walking route to school? RECLAIMING OUTDOOR SPACE
Can people easily walk through the space? Are people using the space? Why or why not? Are people using the site as groups or individually? Is the space easily accessible? 2. Evaluate the space
The community’s vision for the space: To identify the activities that will take place in the space To create a positive image To create a comfortable space To create a space where people want to be To create a space that will give people a sense in the area.. 3. Plan a vision for the place THE ALLEY PROJECT-SOUTHWEST DETROIT
-temporary -provides an opportunity to see how the space functions under different circumstances -allows time to try different -lighter, quicker, cheaper (LQC) ‘start with petunias’. 4. Identify short-term ‘experiments’
5. DEVELOP BROADER, LONGER PLAN FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SPACE Based on the short-term experiments Develop a long-term plan Plan long-term experiments Consider all the different stakeholders: residents, municipality, local business…
6. EVALUATION Evaluation should be on-going and should encourage re- thinking and re-planning of any given space. (iterative process) Make sure that any evaluation should involve different stakeholders including users of the space, sponsors and even city staff and elected officials
“You don’t have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one.” -Majora Carter Placemaking in Detroit
Campus Martius River Walk Eastern Market Dequindre Cut Palmer Park Osborn Edible Hut Heidelberg Project Peaches and Greens Others?
CDAD Placemaking Grant Application deadline March 24, 2015 Community groups are encouraged to apply The group needs to have 501c3 status or have a fiduciary to sponsor them One grant per district will be awarded Each grant is for $7000.00 Residents in each district will get a chance to vote for their favorite project at a CDAD caucus meeting in April
Eligible Expenses Purchase of materials to create a discernable space (seating, tables, garbage cans, lights, etc.) Purchase of materials related to programming the space (paint, blankets, movie equipment, chess boards, table tennis, etc.) Promotional materials Permits Architectural designs/drawings (e.g. blueprint for basketball court)
Ineligible expenses Illegal activities Alcohol Maintaining existing services (you can build on an existing service but you can’t maintain at current level)
Projects should/can… Address a priority for action identified by the community (e.g. safety, vacant lots, lack of community gathering space, community pride, etc) Have wide support from the community/strong community engagement component Have an identified community partner that can provide support with programming Have a long-term vision for the space Have a group of people that are willing to work together to maintain and program the space Build on an existing placemaking effort Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper
Timeline February 23 – applications open March 24 – applications close First week of April, finalists notified Finalists’ phone conference with PPS for budget review April 13-25 CDAD caucus meetings, residents in each district can vote for their favorite project Winners announced End of April grantees meet with PPS for site review May projects begin
What are we looking for? Robust community engagement process – show us that you involved the community in the entire process (from choosing the space to programming and maintanence) A clear plan on how to maintain a level of programming and maintenance (sustainability) Realistic in terms of timeline and budget Contributes toward the betterment of the community around it
For more information and to get an application form, please email Madhavi Reddy CDAD Strategic Framework Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!