Urban planner Kelsey Zlevor has finished up her residency and hopes to take knowledge she has gleaned while at Allerton to help design public spaces with elements that help people experiencing depressive episodes.
She conducted four workshops — the final one on Wednesday with Park staff — which used craft supplies to help participants re-visit fond memories.
Zlevor said Allerton was an ideal place to conduct her research.
“I love it. It’s beautiful. It’s been the ability to immediately walk out the front door and have access to sunlight and trees and open space and fresh air and a nice breeze. It’s been invigorating, reinvigorating to be here. There’s just so many beautiful places to walk around,” Zlevor said.
Part of Kelsey’s research will lead to an overlay for the Allerton trail map that has people’s favorite spots marked.
Learn more about the Joan and Peter Hood In-Residence Program here.