Catherine Hartley, AICP, CNU - Franklin Street Better Block

APA Florida Chapter, Heart of Florida Section


Thursday, April 28, 2016
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

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Better Block is a community demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the future of a place. The project has been used as a tool across the country to help redeveloping communities experience the possibilities for change in their neighborhood. A project typically involves a temporary redesign of the street that relies on low cost, temporary changes to the built environment to enable
placemaking, while increasing economic development.

We’ll be talking abour how we hit the street with other urban design, planning, and community organizations to demonstrate the future of Franklin Street as a vibrant and walkable neighborhood center for the Tampa Heights neighborhood. Fun, exciting, and interactive, temporary installations will be set up along Franklin Street that will give an insight into Franklin Street’s potential as a “complete, livable street.”


Catherine Hartley

Catherine is the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Bradenton, FL. She is a twice-over graduate from Florida State University, receiving an undergraduate Certificate in Planning in 2002 and a Master of Science in Planning in 2004. With experience in both the public and private sectors, she ... Read More