Photos: Do-it-yourself neighborhood revitalization
Aine and Emaleigh, co-organizers of the W Rockland Street Project, will be talking about DIY neighborhood revitalization and citizen engagement projects at Germantown United CDC‘s second annual forum on Wednesday, May, 8, 2013. Utilizing both grassroots marketing and 21st century communications tools, rocklandstreet.com – this very blog you’re reading! – tells the story of what one Philadelphia city block can do to rebuild community and change its future with a do-it-yourself spirit.
The program will be held from 6 – 9 pm at the Flying Horse Center located at 312-316 West Chelten Ave. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
DIY Projects on W Rockland Street
- Robert Fleming, Director of Sustainable Design at Philadelphia University
- Dwayne Wharton, Director of External Affairs, The Food Trust
- Kelly Maillie, PHS Roots to Re-Entry – Green Job Training and Placement Program
- Aine Doley and Emaleigh Doley, sisters and co-organizers of the W Rockland Street Project, a citizen-driven effort to revitalize one street in Southwest Germantown (read about tactical urbanism in the Inquirer)
- Vivian Nabeta, Director of Arts, Culture and Tourism for the City of New Haven, Connecticut, where they’ve launch Project Storefronts
- Zack Bird, a Germantown-based artist and muralist who has developed a method to use faux finishing to cover graffiti (read about Zack in the Inquirer)
- Christine Knapp, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Philadelphia Water Department
You should come!
If you’ve never been to the Flying Horse Center, read more about the building, which has become a multi-use community center for Germantown, housing offices, small businesses and event space.