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SW Detroit's Alley Project heralded as model of participatory design

TAP (The Alley Project) in Southwest Detroit got some recent love in the Huffington Post from California-based documentary filmmaker, Lee Schneider. Schneider is directing a movie called SHELTER about architects and designers bringing innovative solutions to communities, and he applauded TAP for its people-driven approach.

"Looking at problems to provide hints for solutions is a smart way to look at community. This is even smarter: Looking at the assets a community might provide and leveraging that social capital. TAP didn't mushroom up magically, although there was a strong community base for it to begin with. It evolved in a partnership of participatory design."
For the full article, read here.

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