Winning Community Buy-in through Tactical Urbanism

APA Missouri Chapter


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. CDT

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Tactical urbanism projects are gaining traction as a way to test engineering solutions, and have people experience in real time how potential street changes will work for all users. They are the antithesis of over-planning, top-down, resource heavy projects that often fail to gain community support. Demonstration projects bring together new partnerships for cross-sector collaboration and reinvigorate a more equitable community engagement process by putting people first. Join this session to learn from planners and engineers from across the region of their successful approach to creating streets as places. Trailnet will kick-off this dynamic panel discussion and share the award-winning guide that APA Missouri sponsored and assisted in creating. The session will have an interactive component to share ideas on low-cost high-impact solutions and the tools needed to accomplish this. Participants will learn how to incorporate demonstrations as a creative community engagement tool, be inspired to use tactical urbanism projects to change policy and educate elected officials, city staff, and community members on ways to build streets as places, and will gain resources and knowledge on how to implement their own tactical urbanism projects. These successful projects were made possible through national APA through the Plan4Health and Planners4Health program.



Grace Kyung

Confirmed Speaker

Grace focuses on breaking down the barriers of systemic racism and economic and social inequities in communities by harnessing the city's assets and understanding the role of transportation planning in community development. She further develops tools and processes for inclusive, collaborative planning to create healthy communities by using data ... Read More

Jeremy Snow

Confirmed Speaker

Jeremy has over 16 years of professional experience in economic development, real estate, civil & geotechnical engineering, and environmental & urban planning which allows him to bring a variety of knowledge, skills, and abilities to projects he is a part of. Jeremy has a passion for community public service, the environment, and ... Read More

Bonnie Roy, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Bonnie Roy is a Partner of SWT Design, a landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm with offices in St. Louis and Kansas City. With more than 10 years of experience, Bonnie focuses on a collaboration of landscape architecture, architecture and infrastructure in the metropolitan landscape. Her project experience covers ... Read More

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