Thursday, October 2, 2014
Land Reuse Director Liberty Merrill travelled to Queretaro, Mexico to give a lecture at a new sustainable landscaping conference, Paisajismo Vida Sustentable. The seminar, entitled "Rehabilitating Forgotten or Marginalized Urban Areas to Convert Them into Green Public Spaces," highlighed YNDC's work and expanded upon several vacant land reuse projects.
Queretaro, the fastest growing city in Mexico, is experiencing a massive population boom, a stark contrast to Youngstown. Attendees were very interested to hear about the context in another city and how YNDC's neighborhood engagement work could be translated into different situations.