Nutria Alley Public Engagement - Newark, NJ

Currently gated on all sides, Nutria Alley is an underutilized public right of way in downtown Newark and haven for illegitimate uses. However, through community engagement and activation, Nutria Alley can become a vibrant destination. 

In May 2017, I spearheaded an initiative to solicit ideas from over 250 members of the community. This exercise simultaneously generated ideas for activation and began the process of breaking down the preconceived notions associated with the alley. Recording and summarizing these responses, I created an activation plan for the alley, available upon request.