Dasjon Jordan is an organizer, designer, and planner from New Orleans. He has worked with public agencies, cities, community-based organizations and the private sector on place-based economic development strategies in the U.S., South Africa and Mexico. Dasjon specializes in commercial district revitalization focusing on small business financial and marketing ecosystems, restorative design strategies, and neighborhood cultural planning.
Prior to returning to BCC, Dasjon was the Strategy and Development Officer for the Ujamaa Economic Development Corporation. Also, Dasjon was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) CoLab (Community Innovators Lab) post-graduate fellow. His work focused on growing the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, student engagement in racial and economic justice in practice and pedagogy through CoLab. Dasjon returns to lead BCC, after working as the Commercial Revitalization Coordinator at Broad Community Connections in 2016. He holds a master’s of city planning from MIT and a bachelor’s of architecture from Louisiana State University.
Dasjon believes in people and trusting relationships to forge civic power and make things happen. BCC’s future with Dasjon is rooted in relationships and driven by bold imagination.
Broad Community Connections’ board deliberately brings together the diverse set of interests and stakeholders on Broad Street and in the surrounding communities, including the businesses and property owners, residents, organizations, and institutions.