Consult LeLa is a community engagement firm dedicated to making planning the future of our built environment an enjoyable and accessible experience for all. When we design from the margins and from a place of joy, we can create a world that works for everyone! We connect urban centers and gateway cities with their residents who are not civically engaged. Let us elevate your public engagement to an interactive, effective, personable process.
At Consult LeLa we also believe in giving young people the power to provide solutions for our future and to make sure they are intentionally engaged. Creativity and imagination is needed to spark solutions. As humans who will inherit this world and envision their future from there, young people must be at the table discussing how we will live, travel, and feed the world. Youth have the creativity, will, and imagination to propel our world forward.
For the sake of humanity it is imperative that we envision our future in an accessible, collaborative, and equitable manner.
Attendees at our event focused on connecting young Mattapan residents with City of Boston agencies.
Concerned about the impact to the surrounding neighborhoods, activists weigh in on plans for bus and bike lanes along the Blue Hill Avenue transportation corridor; Fatima Ali Salaam, chair of Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council, Jarred Johnson executive director of Transit Matters and Chavella Lee-Pacheco Co-founder and Principal Consultant of Consult LeLa weigh in.
Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council and Powerful Pathways has been conducting an ongoing approach to bringing residents in to provide clear feedback to Boston Transportation Department about what improvements need to be made to Blue Hill Avenue. Consult LeLa supported facilitation of the block-by-block approach at the September 12, 2022 meeting.
In the Summer 2022, we partnered with WalkBoston to lead a workshop series on walkability and equitable transit infrastructure, culminating in a youth-led walk audit on Blue Hill Ave in Mattapan Square.
Consult LeLa approached SparkBoston about leading their Mattapan Social in August 2022. Our focus was to bring multiple city agencies planning for Mattapan under one roof and to invite Mattapan residents ages 21-40 into a space they were familiar with to connect them with these conversations.
Our co-founder is well known for her dedication to the Mattapan community, learn a little bit more about her in this Boston Globe Article!
Black News Hour: Meet Shavel’le Olivier, executive director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition and Co-Founder of Consult LeLa
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Consult LeLa has completed our engagement for the Mattapan Square section of the Blue Hill Ave Transportation Action Plan.
Visit our Mattapan Square Redesign page to view the report.