Pandemic Design: Creating Equitable, Healthy and Resilient Places

Hosted by Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs Myra Kraft Open Classroom (MKOC) as part of its Fall 2020: What’s Next Series

COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, and destructive fires and hurricanes in 2020 have illuminated the impact of increasing socioeconomic disparity, structural racism, and climate change on our country. In this virtual forum Anne-Marie Lubenau and Phillip Barash from The Boston Foundation discusses how innovative design and placemaking practices are addressing these challenges in Boston and other cities across America and engaging, connecting and strengthening communities in the process.

This program was recorded on November 18, 2020. Click here to access the webinar through the host organization.

Anne-Marie Lubenau, FAIA, is an architect, educator and advocate for excellence in urban design and planning. She focuses on expanding the role of architects in shaping cities by engaging people in the process of design and increasing understanding about the built environment and its impact on our lives.



F. Philip Barash serves as a fellow at the Boston Foundation, where he leads a philanthropic and policy strategy to invest in an equitable public realm. As curator, convener and placemaking expert, Barash has advised civic organizations including the Chicago Architecture Center, the Obama Presidential Center, and the National Park Service on advancing a vibrant and inclusive public realm.




Creating Equitable, Healthy and Resilient Places

Place Leadership Network, The Boston Foundation

  • The Place Leadership Network connects and strengthens leaders in the place management field. Through peer learning and leadership development programs and financial support, The Boston Foundation intends to elevate stewards of public spaces that contribute to creative, culturally vibrant, and equitable communities.

Dukakis Center for Urban Research & Policy, Northeastern University

Courtesy of Adam Niescioruk