About the project
This project involves turning an intersection into a community place, rather than a park per se. It was inspired by a symposium titled “Empowering Neighborhoods and Restoring Outdoor Play”, which was held in Binghamton in September 2010 as part of the DYOP. One of the symposium speakers was Hindi Iserhott, a coordinator for City Repair, an organization based in Portland Oregon “that inspires individuals and groups to creatively transform the places where they live.” Mary Webster, an Edwards Street resident, was indeed inspired to organize an intersection project that is taking place under the DYOP rubric, with implementation planned 2011.
Location: Edwards Street
Kickoff event for the Street Intersection Project: