David Wilson

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David Wilson is the director of parks and community at LAND studio, a Cleveland nonprofit that manages public art and civic space design projects in collaboration with partners and communities throughout the city. David also serves as co-director of the Black Environmental Leaders (BEL) Association, which stewards the natural and built environment through collaboration and partnership, to raise awareness and advocate for environmental and economic justice. Wilson has a master's degree in landscape architecture from Chatham University and is president of the American Society of Landscape Architects Ohio Chapter. He is a member of Cleveland’s Euclid Corridor Design Review Board.
An orange and brown playground apparatus including a slide, monkey bars, and a treehouse, sits on a bed of wood chips in a grassy park on a sunny day. Four children of varying skin tones play on the equipment. Beyond the park area a man in uniform watches the playground and behind him is a clapboard house.
Arts & Culture

Rebuilding After Trauma: Public Spaces in Cleveland

Traumatic events, and the ongoing traumas of vacancy and disinvestment, can be strongly associated with the places where they occurred. In Cleveland, several organizations are bringing new function and meaning to traumatized spaces.