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CROSSING THE STREET
This initiative seeks to foster relationships between residents in rapidly transitioning neighborhoods. Crossing the Street launched in early 2016 with a focus on creating fun and inclusive experiences in neighborhoods across the city. The projects were designed to build community in areas that are experiencing rapid change, using arts and culture to activate space, foster conversation and collaboration and highlight and support existing neighborhood assets. 



CULTURE MAPPING 90404
Facilitated by 18th Street Arts Center, Culture Mapping 90404 is a community produced map highlighting the history and cultural assets of the Pico neighborhood. Cultural assets are people, places, events and organizations, both past and present, that serve as cultural anchors within this community. In collaboration with the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, they have trained community volunteers to document cultural resources, memories, and histories in the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica. ACTA has a successful record of creating culturally sensitive and meaningful cultural asset maps with diverse communities across Southern California.



DESIGN FOR IMPACT
This booklet documents Enterprise’s beta test of an interdisciplinary outcomes-based design methodology, and illustrates how the process can strengthen design interventions at multiple scales and for specific, targeted purposes.



DESIGN MATTERS TOOLKIT
The Design Matters Toolkit was developed from learnings and research stemming from Enterprise's Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute. Through interviews with developers, funders, architects and policy members, they identified key practices to yield a more people-focused development process that produces better projects for residents and communities.



ENTERPRISE RESOURCE CENTER
Visit the hub for Enterprise's online toolkits, research, and more. Here you will find culture & creativity toolkits, Rose Fellowship documentation and records, webinar archives, and tools to guide you in the fields of housing, health, and recovery.



EQUITY-CENTERED COMMUNITY DESIGN FIELD GUIDE
Created by Creative Reaction Lab, this field guide is a unique creative problem solving process based on equity, humility-building, integrating history and healing practices, addressing power dynamics, and co-creating with the community. This design process focuses on a community’s culture and needs so that they can gain tools to dismantle systemic oppression and create a future with equity for all. Creative Reaction Lab’s goal is to share equity-centered design to achieve sustained community health, economic opportunities, and social and cultural solidarity for all.