Engaged Opportunity Grants

Indigenous Community Planning and Landscape Design

Engaging indigenous communities about development on their native land

In this community-engaged landscape architecture studio, students learn about place-based cultural and environmental perspectives on development issues that indigenous people face on their ancestral lands. To facilitate the interaction between Cornell and these communities, the team is working with the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, a community-based design firm specializing in housing development. This grant supports site visits to the Akwesasne Mohawk community on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in northern New York and the Zuni Reservation in Zuni, New Mexico, where students participate in information sessions with community leaders and present their work for dialogues with community partners.

Grant category: Student Leadership

The Team

  • Kathryn GleasonDepartment of Landscape Architecture
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Andrew Bergergraduate student, Department of Landscape Architecture
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Theresa Ruswickgraduate student, Department of Landscape Architecture
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Community partner: Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

Engaged Opportunity Grants

Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

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