From pizza parties and block club dinners to e-surveys and sticky-dot exercises, this exhibition illustrates various engagement activities undertaken to develop the Woodbridge Neighborhood Development & Design Guidelines. It walks through the workshops, development concept activities, and visual preference surveys used to gain insight into design elements prioritized by residents. The Design Guidelines publication is also part of the exhibit.
The exhibition is designed to provide a template for residents and community development organizations in their efforts to influence design in the development occurring in their neighborhoods. It reinforces the importance of the community’s voice to designers and developers in the City of Detroit who are modifying or adding to a neighborhood’s existing built environment. The exhibit shows that community engagement isn’t just a “check box“ it can be fun, informative and lead to a better end product.