Story Mapping in Action: Engaging an Immigrant Community in Planning for a New Light Rail

Langley Park
Learn how the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth and CASA, Maryland’s largest immigrant rights advocacy group, used story maps to bring together the residents of one community and transform the narrative about the possibilities of a new transit system.

This case study explores the lessons learned about engaging communities around issues of opportunity. It begins with a background of the Langley Park neighborhood and previous planning efforts around the Purple Line. It describes the ways through which NCSG and CASA engaged residents in the story mapping process. It also details the process undertaken by the project team to create the story map. It concludes with lessons for other communities interested in employing story mapping to improve disadvantaged populations’ access to opportunity within their neighborhoods and across their metropolitan regions.

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