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.
A Playbook for Inclusive Placemaking: Community Process
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.
July 31, 2019
Cultivating Place: Refugees and Urban Gardening in Baltimore
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?
April 23, 2018