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CULC/CBUC Members Explore Equity-based Placemaking Principles

Equity Based Placemaking – CULC/CBUC members were led in an Equity-based Placemaking Principles workshop by Jay Pitter. Jay Pitter, MES, is an award-winning placemaker whose practice mitigates growing divides in cities across North America. She spearheads institutional city-building projects specializing in public space design and policy, forgotten densities, mobility equity, gender-responsive design, inclusive public engagement and healing fraught sites. What distinguishes Jay is her multidisciplinary approach, located at the nexus of urban design and social equity, which translates community insights and aspirations into the built environment. The next stage of this work is to work with a smaller group on developing Equitable Placemaking Library Terms of Reference. That work begins in early December with 12 member libraries.