SHS Web Conf.
Volume 64, 201914th European Architecture Envisioning Conference (EAEA14 2019)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||26 August 2019|
Community-based grassroot communication strategies, process and product: The drawings that saved our hospital
Ball State University,
Muncie Indiana. USA
* Corresponding author: Professor Michel Mounayar, RA firstname.lastname@example.org
A case-study analysis of an urban design communication strategy employed by our university-based design team entrusted with re-envisioning the uncertain future of a local small-town community hospital in Indiana. The design process is carefully constructed from structured public input, and community participation, whereby students, faculty, physicians, nurses, as well as ordinary citizens combine their efforts to strategically develop their ‘plan for planning’. Finding a strategy to define the scope of their future needs and the definition of important priorities to organize the project scope prior to engaging professional consultants. In this scenario, the design team is only the guide and translator, working closely with stakeholders to help them visualize and clarify the aspirations of their town. This paper will present our community-based design methods and most importantly our graphic communication techniques, specifically formulated to envision and facilitate consensus for a new unified public health system in a small Midwestern American city.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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