Integral City

Amplifying Community Assets through Design and Finance


The Robins Integral City project is a collaboration between community groups in Warren, Ohio and The New School Urban Collaborative (Milano Finance Lab + Parsons School of Design Strategies), who will work together to propose ideas for an Integral City. This fast moving studio will apply tools of community finance, grassroots development, and art and design strategies to propose economic and urban vitality projects in downtown Warren. The collaboration between the New School Urban Collaborative and Warren will map a long­term strategy and capacity for community development, while advancing a new understanding of integrated design and community finance that supports further work in the field. The studio’s objective is to imagine a number of interventions and design strategies for downtown Warren, Ohio through community engagement and participatory research methods.


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