Phase 1

Cultural Asset
the report
Cultural Asset Report
Cultural Asset Mapping Report, 68 pages.
the map
Cultural Asset Map
Cultural Asset Map of Willowbrook and Adjacent Areas, 1 page.

Phase 2

Willowbrook is…
Photo of residence on the March 16, 2013 tour, which highlighted Willowbrook's distinct character.
the tour
Photo of “Celebrate Willowbrook,” which showcased local talent on March 16, 2013.
the festival
Willowbrook is… features the narratives and creative endeavors of Willowbrook community members, 125 pages.
picture of a book
picture of a book
Billboard & Survey
Photo of a Billboard and voicemail response system, which tested one outreach strategy.
picture of a book
The Workbook, informed by the Billboard, gathered feedback for a streetscape project, 11 pages.
picture of a book
Visualization of 125 responses to the Workbook, 3 pages.

Project Willowbrook proposes a new and dynamic model for asset mapping and public engagement in civic planning.

Willowbrook, an unincorporated neighborhood of Los Angeles County south of downtown Los Angeles, northwest of Compton and just south of Watts, is undergoing a major urban transformation spurred by the landmark reopening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital. As part of the significant planning process, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and project partners LA Commons and artist Rosten Woo, employed innovative research and engagement strategies to identify and map the community's cultural assets. The visioning tools and support documents produced by Project Willowbrook represent a deepened understanding of Willowbrook's creative pulse and distinct identity while demonstrating the expanded role of arts and culture in community development. Thank you Willowbrook for inviting us in.

Project Willowbrook: Cultivating a Healthy Community through Arts and Culture is a project of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Since 2004 the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program has implemented over 40 civic art projects for a variety of County facilities. Projects range in size and are managed by a skilled staff dedicated to facilitating innovative projects while providing access to high-quality artistic experiences for the residents of Los Angeles County.