Ariana fosters more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive cities through community-driven planning and local economic development initiatives.
Ariana is an urban planner with experience managing community and economic development projects. She is passionate about designing cities for the future and working to build more sustainable and equitable neighborhoods through community-driven planning. In her previous role as Manager of Neighborhood Development for the Mosholu Preservation Corporation and the Jerome Gun Hill BID, Ariana led community and economic development projects in the Bronx to foster more vibrant and engaging commercial corridors through cleaning and greening initiatives, public art installations, and innovative small business support programming. She served as a liaison between community members, city agencies, small business owners, and community-based organizations, and worked to launch grant programs, workshops, and community events. Prior to that, she was a Neighborhood 360 Fellow at the NYC Department of Small Business services where she conducted a community needs assessment to address commercial vacancies, created a Broker Breakfast series, and developed workshops to encourage entrepreneurs to activate vacant storefronts.
AREAs of expertise
Public Health + Wellness
Economic + Community Development
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