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The United Nations defines community development as "a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems." In this course, citizens and professionals will collaborate to discuss, discover and improve various aspects of their localities, with an aim to build robust and more resilient local communities.

Nazia Roushan is a young urbanist passionate about participatory and social urbanism with 2+ years of hands-on experience in project management, community outreach and involvement, social media management, and content development for social sharing. She also has experience as the co-founder of a start-up community architecture venture.

In collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Public Library presents University Open Air, a free, three-week series of classes beginning Tuesday, June 11th in Prospect Park’s former Rose Garden.

To access the Rose Garden, follow signs through Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza entrance.

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