An audio interview with the Whittier Alley Project

By Gracie Ramsdell / Categories: / August 28, 2014

This past Monday, Mayor Michael Hancock announced the recipients of eight P.S. You Are Here grants, a Create Denver initiative through Denver Arts & Venues. P.S. You Are Here is a pilot, citywide creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization program that will cultivate collaborative, community-driven, outdoor projects in Denver’s public spaces. The grants are described on the Create Denver Page:

Through creative and physical improvement projects in public spaces like parks, alleys, streets, sidewalks, courtyards, medians and stairways, our underutilized gathering spaces can become valuable assets, drive economic vitality, invite greater interaction between people, and foster healthier and more social and economically viable communities. These incremental improvements can be refined over the years to help us continue to strengthen our public spaces in Denver and to promote our vibrant communities as a destination to live, work and play.

TEDxMileHigh fellow, Gracie Ramsdell, sat down with one of the grantees, Darrell Watson of the Whittier Neighborhood Organization and Brian Choquette of Radian Resources, to talk about their project.

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This is the second installment in a new way to experience TEDxMileHigh content: audio episodes. Let us know what you think in the comments below. And, furthermore, what are your thoughts on this project? Do you see it as a durable, sustainable endeavor? What benefits might the community gain from it?