"How are WE creating change in a(n) ___ way?" These short-format presentations highlight a variety of work from around North America. A goal of ACD is to ensure that community design professionals are well-supported in a welcoming and inclusive community. These presenters bring a range of experiences and approaches forward to share with the ACD audience with the hope of connecting to peers, finding partners, and leading efforts in building equity. 

Friday, October 20
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Featuring Ana Mengote Baluca, IDSA, Bahareh Rana Javadi, and Nicolette Stosur-Bassett

The Folly of Paper Straws, Urinals, and Leapfrogging Innovation
Presented by Ana Mengote Baluca, IDSA

How to Bring Democratic Decision-Making to Authentic Community Engagement
Presented by Bahareh Rana Javadi

Future Happens Here
Presented by Jennifer Chan

Branding an Equitable Built Environment
Presented by Nicolette Stosur-Bassett


Saturday, October 21
2:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Featuring Maria Katticaran, Dejia (Dai) Danhi, Jennifer Chan, Rishika Dhawan and Bianca Sanchez of CultureHouse, and others

Uniting Perspectives: An Urban Professional's Experience as a Community Advocate
Presented by Maria Katticaran

Lessons from Baltimore
Presented by Dejia (Dai) Danhi

From Vacant to Vibrant: How to Create a Pop-Up Community Space
Presented by Rishika Dhawan and Bianca Sanchez of CultureHouse