|The Community is Invited |
students from Harvard's Community Innovation (CI) Lab will give their
final (nine) presentations at a community event sponsored by the
Madison Park Development Corporation on Monday, December 3, 2012 from
4:00 - 8:00 pm at Hibernian Hall, 184
Dudley Street in Roxbury.
CI Lab Presentations
184 Dudley Street, Roxbury
4:00pm - 8:00pm
CI Lab stands for "Community Innovation Lab," a course facilitated by two Harvard
University Schools and the City of Boston Mayor's Office of New Urban
Mechanics. At the outset of the course, community
partners paired with CI lab graduate students and identified important local
issues. The graduate students then worked collaboratively to develop
call "realizable" proposals which feature technological
Following the course completion, the
Mayor's New Urban Mechanics Department has the responsibility to follow-up with community partners for the implementation phase.
Community partners include:
The "local issues" all relate to challenges associated with each of these groups.
- Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
- Uphams Corner Main Street
- Orchard Gardens Residents Association
Topics Important to Uphams Corner
the students are covering a broad range of topics for several community partners, some topics are
specific to Uphams Corner. According to Max MacCarthy, executive
director of Uphams Corner Main
Street, students from the CI lab have been addressing three topics
important to the Uphams Corner business district.
- Strand Theater/district business recruitment
- Activating the Dorchester North Burying Ground
- Engaging the community on an Upham's Corner "brand" or "identity"
To see student work on these and other topics, click here
December 3, 2012 is the day that nine student presentations will be
given followed by a reception to celebrate their work. Plan to
attend this wonderful event to help guide the future of our community.
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Posted: December 2, 2012
Nancy J Conrad