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Sunday, July 29 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Building a People's Economy From the Ground Up

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The Parkdale People's Economy is a network of community members, agencies, and allies aiming to build decent work, shared wealth, and equitable development in the rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood of Parkdale in Toronto, Canada. Our network is guided by the belief that if we can build greater community control over land, labour, and finances, then we can begin to envision a more equitable future in our neighbourhood. This workshop will be facilitated in partnership with the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust to provide a deep dive into our land trust and community planning toolkits to share our resources with other neighbourhoods facing similar displacement pressures. Participants will learn about our tools, resources, and strategies for building participatory democracy in Parkdale, and collectively inform our practice through their insights, assets, and experiences.

  • Mercedes Sharpe Zayas - She/Her | Twitter: @ParkdalePPE
  • Joshua Barndt - He/Him | Twitter: @parkdaleland

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Joshua Barndt

Executive Director, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
Joshua Barndt is the Executive Director of the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust in Toronto, Canada. Barndt is an Urban Ecologist and Community Land Trust practitioner. Barndt holds a graduate in Design and Urban Ecology from NYC’s Parsons the New School, were his thesis work focused... Read More →
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Mercedes Sharpe Zayas

Workforce Planning Coordinator, Parkdale People’s Economy
Mercedes Sharpe Zayas is a community planner committed to movement building and economic justice in the urban form. Mercedes has been cultivating her participatory planning practice as the Workforce Planning Coordinator for the Parkdale People’s Economy, a network of over 30 community-based... Read More →

Sunday July 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:50pm
5th Floor Room 502 20 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, USA

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