Gathering feedback at Open Streets
Gathering feedback at Open Streets

As spaces designed for and with people, our Downtown Detroit parks and public spaces see a community vision come to life. We collaborated with the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) Parks and Public Spaces team to design and execute a community engagement process to gather feedback on the summer, fall and winter programming in 2018 and to inform a community-driven planning process for future engagements.

Park user sharing thoughts
Park user sharing thoughts
Pull Quote
Having conversations in our outdoor living room

Our discovery phase included facilitated conversations with stakeholder groups and a literature review of best practices — they informed our development of a series of passive and active engagements in both Downtown and neighborhood spaces. Lessons from our process as well as the feedback we collected will inform DDP’s future programming and engagement efforts.

Engagement hut at Capitol Park
Engagement hut at Capitol Park
Ecosystem Infographic
Feedback wagon