Mifflin Square Park is at the center of one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. With a mix of Asian, white, African American and Latino populations and many recent refugees and immigrants, the challenges of language, culture and race must be addressed to build a cohesive plan for the park and neighborhood in order to attract needed funding for basic improvements.
On 10/19, participants from Gehl Institute’s #publicxdesign conference visited the park to discuss in-depth process of reclaiming public space for this diverse South Philly community. Great exchange and let’s continue to share strategies for more community driven design!
Shout out to new MacArthur fellow Damon Rich, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Public Workshop, William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for coming out to speak on their involvement in MSP
Special thanks to Kado of Boba And Company for fantastic drinks and even better conversation!