Community Design is the second of three salons in CMG's Equity in Landscape Architecture series, which convenes innovative and distinguished professionals from around the U.S. who are focused on inclusive design and processes, community co-creation, and increasing representation and equity in the public realm and in the profession. The first salon, The Power of Representation, focused on the experiences of designers of color in landscape architecture and how firms can reflect a positive trajectory for equity and racial justice. The goal of Community Design is to learn how to go beyond traditional community engagement processes by working with communities to build trust, capacity, and to define and design projects together.
As a mission-oriented studio working to increase social and ecological well-being through artful design, CMG is committed to furthering the conversation about social justice and landscape architecture. We work on a wide range of initiatives and projects that we believe accrue as an overarching project: enriching communities through landscapes that promote the democracy and ecology of public space. We believe these efforts and projects can only be improved by these important conversations, and invite all those involved in shaping the public realm to join us in learning from these important voices.