The R.O.I. features stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. This time: Ranell Smith, who took part in a four-day charrette to study design challenges at Pioneer Park. She was part of one of several teams working pro bono under the Pioneer Park Urban Design Assistance Team, a group of professional designers, urban planners and landscape architects who are donating their time to improve the 10-acre park in downtown Salt Lake City. Last week they brainstormed ways to bring more people to the park every day. On Saturday the group presented several ideas, but one that stuck out harkens back to Pioneer Days and the common good when it comes a meditation area, a place for youth workshops and a community garden to help feed and employ the homeless. Take a listen as Ranell describes her team's ideas:
Tune into RadioActive Sunday at 6 p.m. to here more about the future of Pioneer Park.