TRANSFARMATION...

The project is centered around a core group of Bhutanese and Napalese refugees that live within a western neighborhood of Cleveland, known as West Park. Various research strategies were implemented including a focus group with refugees and site analysis of the surrounding context. A phased plan was proposed to transform approximately one city block into a neighborhood urban farm and community recreation center.  The urban farm would benefit both the community as well as the refugee population. The refugees in this area have a strong background in farming from their respective native countries. The implementation of an urban farm would not only produce many jobs for the refugees it would also promote community health through fresh and local produce. The local community can benefit from the education of farming and processing. An additional benefit comes from a community market which would be created by utilizing the neighborhood’s current YMCA.  In addition to a rec center, which would house youth sports/activities and education programs, there would also be an outdoor community garden and activity space. These spaces are designed to promote food security and link sectors of the community which provide an overall higher sense of community.

WEST PARK

COMMERCIAL

IDEA

LOCATION: CLEVELAND, OH

SIZE: A CITY BLOCK

STATUS: COMPLETED 2011

CREDITS: CLEVELAND URBAN DESIGN COLLABORATIVE

ALEX JOHNSON, GRADUATE PROJECT

 

 

1110 EUCLID AVENUE . SUITE 300

CLEVELAND . OHIO 44115  

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1110 EUCLID AVENUE . SUITE 300

CLEVELAND . OHIO 44115  

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1110 EUCLID AVENUE . SUITE 300

CLEVELAND . OHIO 44115  

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1110 EUCLID AVENUE . SUITE 300

CLEVELAND . OHIO 44115  

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