Barbara Brown Wilson is an assistant professor of Urban and Environmental Planning and the Director of Inclusion and Equity at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Dr. Wilson’s most recent book, Resilience for All: Striving for Equity through Community-Driven Design (Island Press: 2018), interrogates the efficacy of traditional design and development practices in vulnerable communities, and highlights the ways in which community-driven design can help us rethink what resilience planning should include.
By Barbara Brown Wilson, Medium.com
In 2010, Detroit launched a 24-month visioning process intended to engage a high percentage of Detroit’s 700,000 residents in the crafting of a 50-year framework for Detroit’s future. Instead of focusing on bad things to be removed, this process focused on building on Detroit’s many assets.