Join your grantmaking peers for a conversation on ways foundations are working to drive equitable impacts in communities through strategic, systems-based investments in the public realm. This is an opportunity to explore challenges around inclusive development, mitigating gentrification, and catalyzing cross-sector partnerships to engage communities and strengthen neighborhoods.
Carolyn Brunette, Managing Director, Prince Charitable Trusts and Adam Kent, Deputy Director, DC, LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) will kick off the conversation by sharing their experience and investments in the 11th St. Bridge Park initiative in Washington, DC.
The 11th St. Bridge Park now in development is an elevated park built on the original pillars of the old road bridge crossing the Anacostia River between wards 6 and 8. But before any design or construction took place, community leaders spent two years developing a comprehensive plan with the adjacent neighborhoods, addressing workforce development, small business enterprise, housing, and arts and culture, to preemptively mitigate negative outcomes of gentrification and encourage neighborhood asset building for current residents.
Event Moderator: Jon Christensen, Adunct Asst. Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Board Member, Liberty Hill Foundation, Los Angeles
This Peer-to-Peer conversation is FREE and open only to representatives of grantmaking foundations as part of City Parks Alliance’s Funders Learning Network programming.
Limited to 20 participants to ensure a robust dialogue—come prepared to share your ideas and strategies.