"We got turned down, we failed, had setbacks, had to start over a lot of times. But we kept going at it. In anybody’s case, that’s always the distinguishing factor."
At DRBTS we believe the intentional crafting of community-driven spaces + places is key to aiding in resurgence of communities, especially in communities of color. DRBTS strives to bring these designs to life beyond typical placemaking ideals - we design for function, people-oriented spaces + places that are multi-purpose but primarily for safe, communal gatherings; especially in communities of color. From feasibility studies of how to activate a space, understanding the permit needs, and more - DRBTS can help you get from point A to point B.
We aim to help craft spaces + places that empower communities to discover their character to uplift small businesses, public spaces, job creation, and the like for the future and beyond.
Let's create some dope spaces together!
PUBLIC SPEAKING INTEREST?!
Wanna have DRBTS come out and kick it with your class (high school, college, or any grade), or speak at a seminar or conference? Whether it's directly related to urban planning, urban design, placemaking or anything to do with Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) communities - holla at us!
If you're interested in having us or just have questions about what that entails feel free to reach out! We only take on engagements that we feel align directly with the intentions and values of DRBTS as a whole.
Look forward to hearing from you!
a place for US to be unapologetic in urban planning + design + real life as Black planners and Black people.
blckspces is a creative brain-child that encompasses all the things I've personally experienced and/or encountered as a Black, female urban planning professional.
blckspces illustrates the real-life "missing middle" of permanent places/spaces for Black people, to comfortably be unbothered through writing. My aim is to be 100% transparent, be genuine, be a lil' ignorant, drop some knowledge about urban planning + design, and of course splash some #BlackExcellence on you.