Insite consultants seeks to support this process of equitable engagement, by engaging both community leaders as well as City stakeholders in creative place-making efforts meant to offer an alternative form of civic engagement. We use a series of creative dialogue and power-sharing workshops to build trust and open lines of communication to co-create ideas and policies.
Neighborhood segregation and displacement are primary concerns when transit infrastructure is implemented. It is a national phenomenon across the United States, creating highly racialized challenges in major municipalities. Major cities are trying to address these challenges through equitable transit oriented development projects; locally the city of Phoenix has adopted our own version through the South Central Light Rail Expansion project into South Phoenix. This offers an opportunity for the Phoenix community to reimagine an approach to community design that can contribute to undoing the generational effects of government sanctioned segregation.