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Just Engagement

Project Leads

Rachele Gardner
Maridena Roja
Marilyn Forman
John Harlow
Leo Olsen
Meg Malkemes

Partners

The Boston Project Ministries, TNT Neighbors United
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation
Mutual Aid Eastie
Boston Planning and Development Agency
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Problem Space

When it comes to promoting equity and inclusion, a lot of attention is placed on legislative action as the mechanism for change. While policy is critical to structural and systemic change, it isn’t the only mechanism. Institutions can start the transformative work through the practices and tools they use for community engagement.

Proposed Intervention

Just Engagement worked with residents from Dorchester and East Boston to understand what community engagement should look like, specifically when it relates to development in Boston. We identified 5 big ideas for promoting equity and inclusion in development through engagement practices.

Social Impact

We advocate that the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) begin adopting these practices now, in order to better center Boston’s BIPOC communities in decisions about development in their neighborhoods.

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