Janelle Chan found inspiration in the resilience and tenaciousness of Boston’s Chinatown community, which reclaimed a part of the city that had been taken away during urban renewal. She views herself as an enabler: helping residents keep their goals for affordable housing and respect for the built environment at the forefront of new planning. With cutting edge tools like a 3D video game, her Asian Community Development Corporation has involved everyone, from youth to elders, in shaping their environment for the future.
The Loeb Fellowship initiated the Video Profiles project in 2012 to enable current Loeb Fellows to tell their stories, what motivates them and how the Fellowship has been meaningful for their work. Maggie Janik, GSD Multimedia Producer, and Joanne Nerenberg, Loeb Affiliate ‘12, are directing the project.
See other Loeb Video Profiles.