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Hold On to Your 'Why'

That advice, told to attendees of the AARP Livable Communities Placemaking Workshop, is from Odetta MacLeish-White, managing director of the TransFormation Alliance

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The TransFormation Alliance is a partnership that centers racial equity in its work with Atlanta residents to shape better social, health, climate and economic outcomes through access to transit. As the organization's managing director, Odetta MacLeish-White advocates for communities and residents to have greater impact and influence on the development processes that affect their neighborhoods.

"Relationships, collaboration and a commitment to personal growth are fundamental to crafting placemaking strategies and interventions that will stand the test of time," she explains.

MacLeish-White was a keynote speaker at the AARP Livable Communities Placemaking Workshop. The presentation in this video was delivered on November 13, 2019. (A PDF of the presentation slides can be downloaded here.)

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Prior to joining the TransFormation Alliance, Odetta MacLeish-White was a senior program director with Enterprise Community Partners, for which she worked in support of affordable housing and neighborhood stabilization goals. MacLeish-White has also worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and served as the director of Florida’s Affordable Housing Study Commission. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and American literature and language from Harvard University and her juris doctor/master of laws degrees in international law from the Duke University School of Law.

Website: | Twitter: @OdettaMacLeishW | @ATL_TFA

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Page published November 2019


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