Katherine Peinhardt, Project Reporter and Communications Associate at Project for Public Spaces, Columbia University (New York City), focuses on environmental and urban development policy, dynamics of climate change, capacity-building processes, and international sustainable development. Her background is in international environmental politics, climate change resilience-building, urban sustainability, international organizations, and international affairs.
By Katherine Peinhardt, Nate Storring, Project for Public Spaces
A public space is only as community-driven as its process. It follows that public spaces can only exist for everyone if the conversations in which they are envisioned include everyone.
By Katherine Peinhardt, Project for Public Spaces
There’s a difference between simply settling somewhere and finding a home. Refugees are faced with this reality every day — among new neighbors in a new city, building a sense of belonging is no small task. Working to create a place for oneself is a bold act of hope for a new life. So, what can public spaces do to help create a sense of place for refugees?