Innovative thinker and policy maker Danya Sherman discusses how community-led development and design can bring justice to our cities. Current national consultant, former founder and director of the Department of Public Programs & Community Engagement at Friends of High Line, and founding Initiative Manager & Producer of the MIT Case Study Initiative, Sherman focuses on how those who care about social equity can work collaboratively towards just urban development.
Presented with Providence Preservation Society
Danya Sherman is a strategist and writer who specializes in collaboratively developing initiatives that build a more creative and just society. She runs an arts and community development consultancy based in Boston, where she works with public, non-profit, and philanthropic entities on strategic planning, program development & evaluation, and research & writing. Previously she founded and directed the Department of Public Programs & Community Engagement at Friends of High Line and co-founded the MIT Case Study Initiative. Her writing has been published in Next City, Shelterforce, and by Rutgers University Press. She holds a Master’s in City Planning from MIT and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University.