​Quick & Easy Placemaking Tactics for Small and Mid-sized Communities

PedsCount 2016

Moderating panel discussion at 2016 PedsCount! conference

Relatively low-cost and quickly implementable placemaking tools, such as parklets and open streets initiatives, are well-known at this point in most major cities in the United States. But these and other examples of “tactical urbanism” can also be deployed in small and mid-sized communities to improve mobility and our experience in public spaces. During this session we will discuss how smaller towns and cities in California can plan, permit, and implement parklets, open streets events, and temporary demonstration projects. We will share different models from Pasadena, Long Beach, and other Southern California cities that are utilizing these “lighter, quicker, cheaper” projects and programs to reach their own vision of a more livable community.

Moderator:  Alan Loomis, City of Glendale

Speakers: Ryan Johnson, Alta Planning + Design; Alek Bartrosouf, Southern California Association of Governments; Brian Wallace, Pasadena Playhouse District; Michael Bohn, Studio One Eleven Architects

2016 PedsCount! Conference, Long Beach CA