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Kounkuey Design Initiative

The Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization combines urban planning, design, and community-based work to transform underused or unsafe public sites into "productive public spaces."

Building Resilient Communities

Kounkuey Design Initiative

Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) puts into practice the belief that public spaces hold the power to create healthy and prosperous neighborhoods. The community development and design  organization works across the globe to transform areas into spaces that reflect the needs of nearby residents. These needs often include the transformation of vacant lots into community buildings and recreational facilities as well as water and sanitation facilities.

KDI fosters close relationships with area residents to ensure the community's needs are incorporated into all long-term planning. Working in this fashion, the organization rejects "top-down" approaches to expanding equity and access in favor of "bottom-up" community efforts. Through a combination of design projects, research, and advocacy, KDI strives to fill the gaps between underserved communities, institutions, and infrastructure.

GRoW Support

2021

Free Lots Angeles (FLA)

Adopt-A-Lot Pilot Program

2019

Programming - Free Lots Angeles Adopt-A-Lot Pilot Program