Urban Strategy | Community Planing | Advocacy
Center for Active Design
Goodwood Museum & Gardens
With support of the Knight Foundation, TMH and North Florida Community Foundation
2018 - In course
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Goodwood is a landmark of Tallahassee's community. However, it's complex history as a cotton plantation presents a challenge to be seen as a community asset. The Center for Active Design facilitated a strategic session to identify pathways in which Goodwood can become a hub for community wellbeing.
On May 10, 2018, over 40 diverse community leaders convened at the Goodwood Carriage House to collaboratively envision how the site could better support new physical and programmatic pathways to wellness.
By the end of the day, participants had collectively identified priority design and programming
recommendations for the future of Goodwood. This summary report provides a snapshot of the emerging vision, and highlights tactical
Work session activities were crafted to
support five main objectives:
Introduce the connection between community design and holistic health
Explore physical pathways and consider design recommendations to safely connect Goodwood to its surroundings
Explore programmatic pathways, with wellness and cultural activities.
Connect Goodwood’s vision with local planning and policy priorities
Foster new connections and cultivate partnerships
This report highlight four main community wellbeing priorities:
Encourage daily physical activity by enhancing walkability to, and within, the Goodwood site.
NATURE AS A SOURCE OF WELBEING
Support the mental wellbeing of staff and visitors to TMH, as well as the broader community, by providing a place of respite and fostering connections to nature.
REDUCE SOCIAL ISOLATION
Promote interaction among diverse community members and promote dialogues about race and reparation.
CREATE INCLUSIVE SPACES
Ensure welcoming space for peoples of all ages, abilities, and incomes.