For the past 14 years, Ilisa Goldman has specialized in creating neighborhood public spaces and dynamic outdoor learning environments for children of all ages to play, learn, and develop a relationship with the natural world. Using a strategic design process, Goldman works directly with youth in underserved communities to transform neglected spaces into thriving neighborhood gathering places. These important projects help to improve the quality of life for youth and their communities in San Diego through art-based, place-making projects. Learn how community organizations, landscape architects, artists, and public agencies join together to transform underutilized and blighted areas into inspiring public places that improve livability, health, and safety.
Learn how cross sector collaboration can transform neglected spaces into thriving neighborhood gathering places.
Gain insight into the methodology used to engage communities and their youth in creative place making.
Examine strategies of creative place making as a way to build community strength and capacity.
Understand the importance of and challenges in community place making projects.