Tracy Nordstrom - placemaker, pedestrian, community member, cyclist, researcher, writer, strategist, change agent
I come to placemaking from design and a commitment to public spaces and the people who use them. For 25 years, I created and maintained lush, texturally engaging and ecologically sound gardens for residential and corporate clients. For 4 years, I served as an elected Commissioner on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board overseeing 6400 acres of public land, bodies of water, trails, recreation centers and amenities that enhanced quality of life, connectivity and health for park users. I hold a Master's Degree in Public Affairs, with a focus on leadership, policy, and advancing the common good.
Theory of Change
Participatory leadership combines conversations, stakeholder engagement and storytelling with best-practice, prototyping and analysis to connect communities, strengthen capacity and build agency.
Deficits and resources each provide opportunities for people to imagine "what if" and get to work creating places where they want to live, work and be. Facility in collaboration, collective ideation and harvests, and guiding documentation lead to communities people love.
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