Using Land to Help Communities Recover and Heal from Trauma 
Date & Time
Thursday, September 8, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Isaac Robb David Wilson

Land holds memories. As land uses and communities change over time, so too does our collective relationship with places. This session will highlight four locations in Cleveland associated with trauma in the recent past and describe how each community rallied around the land to start a new chapter and begin to heal. Attendees to this session will come away with a better understanding of how to foster authentic partnerships in the face of trauma, hearing examples from a local public space development nonprofit, a neighborhood ministerial alliance, and a land conservancy. Panelists will also cover how communities can seek various forms of public and private funding to actualize the community vision without sacrificing authenticity, and developing representative community partnerships to create long-term impact. The projects this session will focus on are all responses to crisis and examples of building an equitable and resilient future. 

Session Type
Breakout Session