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Chandra Christmas-Rouse

Metropolitan Planning Council

A background in urban planning and environmental justice informs Chandra’s design approach of working with community stakeholders in a participatory process to support capacity building, achieve place-based solutions, and reimagine systems.

At MPC, she leads initiatives that equip local partners with the skills and tools to coordinate between culture, policy and process change. These initiatives include the Change Team program with the Chicago Department of Housing and Advancing Equity: Closing the Homeownership Gap series with Chicago Community Trust.

Chandra is also an interdisciplinary creative, educator, and author of a graphic novel based in Bronzeville entitled Where the Sidewalk Grows.

Chandra Christmas-Rouse
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