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The most impacted people are in the best position to lead and sustain the development of our neighborhoods! In this session facilitated by 596 Acres’ staff, hear from local community land access advocates across NYC who have or who are currently organizing grassroots campaigns to create vibrant community spaces out of vacant lots and buildings in their lives. Learn about the relationship between these organizers and 596 Acres, the advocacy organization that has helped over 40 groups of neighbors gain access to vacant lots to transform them into currently thriving, multipurpose, inclusive neighborhood hubs via accurate data, legal advice and technical support. In addition, find out about how people in other sectors can support resident-led, sustainable city planning and creating. Check back soon for speaker list and other event logistics!

This panel is part of the Hingsight Conference, hosted by the American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee. The day-long event will focus on diversity and social equity not solely as a topic at a conference, but as a lens through which all planning and community development should be implemented.


November 3
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The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee


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