East Port of Spain, the cultural capital of Trinidad and Tobago, is rich in history and is home to icons in culture, music and sports. However, some communities in East Port of Spain have also attracted a reputation for crime and violence. Residents are most times unemployed, earn low incomes and live in poverty. East Port of Spain is also stigmatized by the remainder of the national population.
Dover-Kohl will embark on a 10 day intensive charrette engaging the residents of East Port of Spain to develop a Master Plan for six Comprehensive Development Areas. The mission of the East Port of Spain Development Company is captured in their slogan “Regeneration through Transformation”. The goal of this charrette is to seek to transform the image of East Port of Spain in the minds of the general public and some of the area’s residents through urban design and revitalization. Participation in the planning and development process is key to success in such a strategy.