Our challenge is to help bring back Belmont Avenue in Brownsville. Once vibrant, this area now struggles to attract commercial investment, losing $25M in economic activity annually to surrounding neighborhoods. Additionally, safety, gang activity, and drug trading are major issues inhibiting the use of public space.
Engaging youth as civic leaders to plan and implement an activation strategy for the Belmont Avenue corridor. After 6 weeks of paid technical urban design training, participants will utilize interactive tech to facilitate a data-driven spatial response to the corridors needs and engage residents to raise collective efficacy