Harvard Kennedy School
Victoria Orozco, Research Officer, The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and David Friedman, Special Counsel, The Boston Red Sox and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member
City of Brockton, City Hall
Kerry Richards, Chief of Staff and Danielle Littman, Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Associate
Description of Fellowship
Pedro worked with the city hall of Brockton, where he focused on community engagement and communication strategies that will help the city implement the local policies related to pedestrian safety more effectively. He conducted a landscape analysis of different community engagement strategies across public and nonprofit actors to create a benchmark of strategies and frameworks that will allow Brockton to improve their pedestrian safety.
Predo had the chance to meet with Brocktonians that shared their experiences with him and their hopes to have a place where their children can walk safely. Through this project he highlighted innovative and effective strategies such as walk audits, the Street Ambassador program, quick surveys and pilots that have in the long term a better outcome than the traditional community meetings and surveys that the city is currently doing.