Street Talks: Roles Of The Street In Community Development

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 23

Got this in the email, looks interesting.

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Roles of the Street in Community Development
with Mel King

Thurs, March 3, 7:00-9:00 pm
@ LivableStreets office, 100 Sidney St, Cambridge [map… ]

Open to the public. Suggested $5-$10 donation. Beverages served.

How would you describe the spirit and rhythm of your street? In a city where each neighborhood and street has its own character and history behind it, what story would your street tell?

Join Mel King’s discussion on what role streets play in community development. Mel’s book Streets, creatively illustrates how streets are a vital ingredient in the community building process. King explains the street’s importance in community building using Boston’s South End neighborhood, where King grew up. Streets explains why we need to create livable streetscapes which encourage people to be outside interacting with their neighbors in order to build a strong sense of community and place.

Mel King is a social activist, community developer, author and past politician and MIT professor. He has been a vital part of Boston’s development over the past fifty years. Author of Chain of Change: Struggles for Black Community Development, King wrote about the struggles of Boston’s Black community during urban renewal and the fight for Tent City. He also created the Community Fellows Program in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT and founded the South End Technology Center, a computer youth program which keeps participants on the front end of emerging technology.

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