Neighborhood Housing Services
Engaging communities in green projects
Neighborhood Housing Services wants to build community among residents.
However, many residents distrust NHS...
Why are some green spaces successful and others not successful?
How can we get residents involved in green spaces?
Neighborhood Housing Services is a local authority on the maintenance of local parks and programs utilized by the residents of neighboring communities. It is trying to mobilize more community engagement in such programs.
Such parks include Connecticut's Sherman Forest. However, we quickly discovered a glaring problem: the NHS's efforts to engage the community have largely been fruitless.
We set out to investigate this problem, and to develop possible solutions to bridge this gap. First, we conducted user interviews.