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October 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting: October 2019
Join us at Temple University Center City for our October 23rd Quarterly Meeting.
October’s GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting will feature guests, Sarah Endriss and Dennis Barnebey for a presentation and discussion of The Kelly Green Project, innovation project winner of the 2019 Excellence in GSI Awards.
Together, the Kelly Green Project, along with Asarum LandDesign Group has been working to transform the John B. Kelly school grounds from a vacant blighted landscape to a healthy vibrant play, education, and community gathering space. Employing a socially engaged design and planning process to cultivate community buy-in, ownership, and stewardship, the project is revolutionary in that it builds the capacity for project success through design, construction, environmental literacy innovation, and educational programing, while also embracing a process that employs incremental steps to achieve a vision that continues to be caused.
Frequently, when we “give” GSI to a neighborhood or school without creative social engagement, there is no community investment and therefore no ownership or stewardship. The Kelly Green Project is working differently—working to build the community’s capacity by ensuring the ownership is present and possible, so that stewardship has a chance.
Also on the agenda are programmatic updates and structured time for engaging and conversing with your peers.