“Community History, Identity, Capacity, and Cohesion” with Dr. Lynn Mandarano
Please join us for our first Albert M. Greenfield Civic History Lecture. In this lecture, Dr. Lynn Mandarano, associate professor of planning and community development in the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture, will explore the role history can play in building community identity, capacity, and cohesion after decades of disinvestment and recent onset of gentrification.
For more than seven years, Dr. Mandarano has been partnering with community organizations in Eastern North Philadelphia for the capstone service-learning course in the Community Development major as well as community-based research projects. Recent student work has focused on uncovering the history of iconic businesses and buildings along Germantown Avenue between Girard and Lehigh Avenues and designing community events and walking tours.
Dr. Mandarano is an expert in community engagement and capacity building for collective action to address complex social and environmental concerns. Her research explores how everyone from individuals to regional collaborative institutions develop capacities, such as knowledge, relationships and political will to plan and implement projects that have positive, long-term impacts.
This Albert M. Greenfield Civic History Lecture is sponsored by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, as part of their generous gift to establish the Albert M. Greenfield Civic History Endowment Fund and name the Albert M. Greenfield Special Collections Research Center Reading Room in Temple University’s new Charles Library.
To join on the day of the program use: temple.zoom.us/j/91220063605.
Programs are free and open to all, registration is encouraged.