Energizing Main Streets: Vernacular Lessons from Edinburgh, London and San Juan

APA Florida, Treasure Coast Section


Wednesday, September 10, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

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This session will constitute a visual “walking tour” of three cities illustrating straight forward planning principles for emerging, revitalizing, and improving the civic space of the sidewalk. Cities to be discussed include: Edinburgh – An overview of approximately 20 examples of well crafted three dimensional signage that adds character and visual interest to these streets and storefronts; London – Case studies of storefronts that engage the street, ‘Pop-up’ markets,doorways that add visual interest, and small scale public art that adds richness and pedestrian interest to public space; and San Juan – Facades, balconies and color schemes that are great examples of what is possible with simplicity , proportion and color.