Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2016
    This description of Paula Segal's work was prepared when Paula Segal was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
    Paula Segal is reframing abandoned, neglected and un-programmed public land in cities as opportunity for multi-stakeholder community organizing. Her approach challenges residents to not accept ugly holes in their neighborhoods and empowers community groups with the tools, tactics, and experience to shape their cities. As her work spreads around the U.S. and the world, she is recognized as the pioneering advocate of the field of “community land access.”
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