Community engagement helps you realize when a place has value that’s been overlooked in urban planning. There’s incredible power to it.
About the Fellow
- Assistant Professor; Department of City and Regional Planning; College of Architecture, Art and Planning
- Jennifer Minner’s faculty profile
- 2018-19, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship
- Access, Equity and Justice; Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Culture, Language and History
Urban planning can be at odds with a community’s history and identity, but linking historic preservation, community development and social equity can create sustainable, resilient, just cities. Jennifer Minner’s work addresses public spaces in communities through a lens of equity and collective memory. Her current projects include developing a framework for socially engaged historic preservation and building in collaboration with Dennis Mahar, founder of The Society for the Advancement of Construction-Related Arts (SACRA) and architecture professor at the University of Buffalo. Other projects include exploration of public art that re-engages displaced or forgotten communities at the sites of mega events, such as the World’s Fair, with photographer Jade Doskow, and on tribal lands with Aboriginal Australian mixed-media artist Jonathan Jones.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning and scholarship; meet monthly to discuss readings, and share projects and workshop challenges