BLACK PLANNER COLLECTIVE!
The dopest space on the internet for Black urban planners! Come kick it, relax, decompress, network, and just BE among other Black urban planners! Open to Black architects, engineers, and other design related fields. Open to other POC (persons of color) as well!
This space is 100% FOR US BY US ! See you there!
SERVICES WE OFFER
blckspces believes great design should be accessible to everyone. In addition, we believe in simplifying the permitting process for new and established businesses.
blckspces works hard to ensure that clients are well-equipped and knowledgeable of city requirements when preparing to open their business, purchase property and/or land, and develop property. At blckspces, it's our goal to simplify and breakdown the process of zoning along with what it means for you and your future development project.
At blckspces we believe the intentional crafting of community-driven spaces + places is key to aiding in resurgence of communities, especially in communities of color. blckspces strives to bring these designs to life beyond typical placemaking ideals - we design for function, people-oriented spaces + places that are multi-purpose but primarily for safe, communal gatherings; especially in communities of color. We aim to help craft spaces + places that empower communities to discover their character to uplift small businesses, public spaces, job creation, and the like for the future and beyond.
blckspces aims to help translate the understanding zoning to understanding the process of obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for your business and/or future businesses. At blckspces, we thrive on simplicity so we want to ensure we can simplify the process of obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy for renting/leasing commercial business spaces as best as possible. No planning lingo or confusing terms - just 100% access to needed information to get your business started on the right (legal) foot.
BLCKSPCES + PUBLIC SPEAKING
Wanna have blckspces come out and kick it with your class (high school, college, or any grade), or speak at a seminar or conference? Whether it's directly related to urban planning, urban design, placemaking or anything to do with Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) communities - holla at us!
If you're interested in having us or just have questions about what that entails feel free to reach out! We only take on engagements that we feel align directly with the intentions and values of blckspces as a whole.
Look forward to hearing from you!
BLCK SPCES -
a place for US to be unbothered in urban planning + design + real-life.
blckspces is a creative brain-child that encompasses all the things I've personally experienced and/or encountered as a Black, female urban planning professional.
blckspces illustrates the real-life "missing middle" of permanent places/spaces for Black people, to comfortably be unbothered through writing. My aim is to be 100% transparent, be genuine, be a lil' ignorant, drop some knowledge about urban planning + design, and of course splash some #BlackExcellence on you.
“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”