Connecting Bowdoin Geneva

Connecting Bowdoin Geneva was a Spring 2017 Main Streets Practicum taught by Karl Seidman and Mary Anne Ocampo which explored the planning process for Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets with the intent on creating a plan that would be respectful, responsive, and meaningful for the commercial district and nearby residents. As graduate students who are keenly aware of the problematic history of planning in low-income neighborhoods of color and immigrant communities, we knew that creating a commercial district plan for Bowdoin Geneva would require more than gathering information and making recommendations. Our work had to consider power, politics, representation, and history.