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Strategic Planning and Program Development

  • Leveraging Investments in Creativity engaged Community Partners Consultants to develop a strategic plan and lead a new national program for development of affordable space for artists to live and work. This work resulted in a national network of artist space innovators, researchers and practitioners involved in the arts, community development and neighborhood revitalization, a national awards program for artists space development, and partnerships with national organizations involved in the arts and community development.
  • As part of the National Park Service brownfield redevelopment pilot program, Community Partners conducted a feasibility study for the creation of a “Groundwork Somerville” program responsible for reuse of former brownfields in the city. This work, funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, involved a community needs assessment, identification of areas requiring physical improvement, organizational, financial, and management analysis. 

  • The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum saw a major redevelopment of their museum building located on a prominent setting with grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. This project was an impetus for a long-range plan strategic plan by Community Partners, followed by the firm’s Master Plan to accommodate decisions made as a result of the strategic plan.

  • The Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund in New York recognized that mayors, public officials, neighborhood leaders, and other community-based organizations could play a pivotal role in the revitalization of urban parks around the country. Community Partners’ strategic plan for this new national initiative resulted in the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund’s Urban Parks Institute with significant funding and technical assistance. A second phase of project, in conjunction with Project for Public Spaces, included development of a series of regional workshops for leaders in the public and private sectors about urban parks and their impact on communities.

  • Community Partners developed the program plan for creation of new statewide program in design. “DesignWorks," an innovative partnership between State Arts Council of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s Main Street Program offers technical assistance and design guidance for commercial revitalization in Oklahoma’s communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


National artists space project resulted in funding, research, new models, and education


Feasibility study established new Groundwork Somerville Program to create better neighborhoods

Master plan and strategic plan for historic Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Strategic plan for national urban parks program with mayors and community leaders

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