Listening to Community Needs: Asset Based Community Development through a Historical Soundwalk Project


WhoJennifer Stoever + Christie Zwahlen

Description: Equal parts walking tour, history lesson, sensory artistic experience, and civic engagement praxis, the Binghamton Historical Soundwalk Project ( uses sound to create a venue for discussions regarding Binghamton’s multiple pasts, its present transitions, and the stakes that each participant has in the town and its future. In this session, presenters will discuss theories of asset-based community development and how they shaped the BHSP’s trajectory. Presenters will then lay out how the project intervenes in Binghamton’s racial and economic inequities. The final part of the session will consist of an open strategy discussion regarding the next phase of the project.


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