Winning Community Buy-in through Tactical Urbanism
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.
Bonnie Roy, PLA, AICP
Brendan Griesemer, firstname.lastname@example.org