Many thanks to our A-VOYCE youth who were instrumental to the Parcel 12 Chinatown community visioning campaign! We would like to highlight our Chinatown youth planning interns who helped lead this campaign and assisted in the data analysis that went into our final report. Click here to read it now.
I am a planning intern at ACDC working with the community planner Debbie Chen on engaging my community of Chinatown and creating a healthy community in Chinatown. Parcel 12 is one of the few remaining undeveloped properties in Chinatown. I hope to help turn this space into a useful and meaningful place in the community by building affordable housing, a local grocery store, and more. For the Parcel 12 community visioning project we held many workshops, such as design charrettes that let the residents create their own model of a building after explaining to them the building process and costs. After we collected the community’s many opinions and visions we analyzed and submitted them in a report. Even though the process took a long time I hope that we can really improve the community.
|Zi Liang Ruan|
I am a planning intern at ACDC, engaging in the planning of building affordable housing in Chinatown to fight displacement of Chinatown residents who are being priced out of their homes. My work on the Parcel 12 project involved engaging the community. Along with different teams, I helped facilitate numerous edible charrettes and other workshops. I also surveyed Chinatown community members on what they would like to see on Parcel 12, as well as compiled and analyzed the data. To me, the Parcel 12 campaign represents the voices of the many people who live in and care for Chinatown. Boston's Chinatown is where I have spent almost half of my life; I am doing all I can to preserve this home of mine.
Facilitated by ACDC and co-sponsored by CPA, Chinatown Main Street Association, BCNC, CCBA, CLT, CRA.