On Sunday August 16th, Global Green participated in the Watts: ReImagined Pop-Up Block Party. The block party transformed a vacant lot on the corner of 103rd and South Central in Watts into a vibrant community space complete with performances, food, arts, history, and perhaps most importantly, provided a venue for exploration and discussion about the future of this eclectic and vital neighborhood.
In partnership with Kounkuey Design Initiative, Global Green staff helped design and construct the pop-up structures and site. Global Green also participated in the broader Watts: ReImagined effort by working on a plan alignment / action agenda for affordable housing, transportation and urban design improvements, green infrastructure, and other sustainability interventions.
The event, which was informed through a series of public outreach efforts with members of the neighborhood, gained broad community support and was well attended. Discussions are currently underway to provide regular programing and activation of the site in the future.