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Madeline Clappin Co-Authors Op-Ed in Providence Journal

July 3, 2020

In March, only a few days before the world came to a screeching halt, the City of Providence released a request for proposals. Months later, facing a global pandemic, an economic crisis and an explosive civil rights movement, it has become clear that a significant opportunity has landed at the city’s feet; a seemingly standard project to redesign and unify the downtown’s public spaces now seems remarkably prescient.

By beginning a meaningful process to create a new vision to unify the city’s public spaces, with significant funding in place, Providence has the opportunity to address a greater global question: how can cities’ public spaces reflect our rapidly changing world and become a tool for a more equitable future?

Read the entire piece in The Providence Journal.