The Mariposa County Creative Placemaking Strategy wins the 2022 ASLA Northern California Chapter – Award of Excellence.

The Mariposa County Creative Placemaking Strategy deploys the unique skill set of landscape architecture to implement a transformational and expansive community planning effort. The project applied innovative, rural context sensitive planning practices to solicit and prototype solutions to pressing local cultural and ecological issues. In addition to a visionary and implementable plan, the project co-created art that challenged longstanding assumptions about local sense of place; amplified marginalized community voices; cultivated lasting relationships among partners; and is tangibly improving landscape resiliency. ⁠