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How Best to Engage Community on Pedestrianizing The Ave
By Jaykub Rafael
Hello, my name is Jaykub Rafael. I am currently working on my senior capstone project for the Community, Environment, and Planning program. My project examines the practices for campaigning a pedestrianization of The Ave, in a way that fosters a sense of community ownership.
The U District is, and will always be, constantly changing. I believe that much of the community is removed from the development of the U District. Whether it be projects like opening more outdoor seating or storefront improvements, community development authorities should strive to center the voices of all community members in the changes that are made to the neighborhood. The first step of my project is to better understand the best strategies for engaging with U District stakeholders! For my project to be successful I need to reach as many community members as possible, so I appreciate you taking the time to fill out my survey.