Focus Areas: Environmental Challenges
Neighborhood Design Center
Rachael is a lead researcher at the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC). She has produced survey designs, mapping graphics, and tools for evaluation, and uses these tools to train and guide volunteers to survey the surrounding streets. She has innovated the NDC’s practice through her support in assessing and communicating the impact of public space programming and design. Rachael has furthered the NDC mission through her involvement with the community and her diverse skill set, including social research, illustration, and communication design.
Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) facilitates the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods through community-engaged design and planning services. Communities that partner with NDC are tackling many social justice issues, such as violence and community well-being. A majority of NDC’s environmental challenge projects focus on green space, open space, and the public realm.