2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

Research, Engagement and Cultural Planning: A New York Story

Sunday, October 29, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Organized by Kerry McCarthy, Program Director - Thriving Communities, The New York Community Trust; and Judilee Reed, Director - Thriving Cultures, Surdna Foundation.

Moderated by Kerry McCarthy, Program Director - Thriving Communities, The New York Community Trust. Presented by Nisha Baliga, Participatory Planning Director, Hester Street; Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and Dr. Mark J. Stern, Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania.

How did community-engaged design, social science research, and arts advocacy inform the making of a culture plan? What transferrable knowledge and experience might inform strategies for planning, cultural equity, and visioning for a future in other communities? University of Pennsylvania's Social Impact in the Arts Project, Hester Street Design Collaborative, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs will present highlights and key findings from two years of work which culminated in the newly released Cultural Plan for New York City.