Strengthening evaluation and data-driven programing for New York Restoration Project’s ArtsAce program
LOCATION: NYC – City Wide
STATUS: In process – To be completed April 2016
ENTRY POINT: Community Gardens
FACTORS: Community Connectedness, Place-making, Civic Engagement, Perceptions of Safety
TOOLS: Key Informant/Stakeholder Interviews, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
With 52 community gardens spread across New York’s five boroughs, NYRP provides more than 2,000,000 New Yorkers – many of whom come from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods –with a vital resource. Arts Ace is a special program of NYRP, designed to strengthen communities, with community garden as an event space and entry-point for action.
HealthxDesign is conducting a 3-year evaluation of the ArtsAce program, to assess how this innovative urban design strategy can strengthen community health and social impacts.
How does this innovative program contribute to the body of knowledge for strengthening communities?
What are promising approaches for leveraging community gardens and open space for community-based outcomes?
New York Restoration Project