School 77: Participatory Design + Democratic Development

People United for Sustainable Housing

Funding Received: 2015
Buffalo, NY
$225,000
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

The West Side neighborhood of Buffalo, NY is one of the city’s most diverse, yet high unemployment rates and residential vacancy pose a threat to the community’s vitality. People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) has acquired an abandoned school building and will repurpose it into a much-needed community asset. Working with local arts and cultural organizations, PUSH will launch a community-led planning process to rehabilitate the structure while providing valuable skill-building opportunities for youth in the community.

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See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

press
Jan 5, 2018
Far too many young people in the United States today are growing up without tangible examples of people impacted by a problem having the opportunity... Read More
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Dec 4, 2017
In Buffalo, organizers are fighting for development without displacement, parcel by parcel. Read More
blog
The Huddle recaps conversations where our ArtPlace funded projects and organizations came together to talk through topics, get advice, and perhaps even gossip a little...Read more
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Danya Sherman began research on the ArtPlace Housing field scan with the hopes of understanding how creative strategies help build sustainable and healthy communities of...Read more