Pop-up City: A planner, a festival organizer, a landscape architect and an improv artist walk into a parklet...

APA Texas Chapter


Friday, November 4, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

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From Air BnB and Food Trucks to Parking Day and Tactical Urbanism, the sharing economy and temporary uses have transformed the way we plan and experience cities. These phenomena have become extraordinarily successful over the last decade and they still evolving. At the same time, cities are struggling to develop new policies to regulate and incorporate these new forms of urbanism into planning frameworks without stifling them. From an urban planning perspective, these new forms of temporary urbanism can be powerful drivers of change: Food trucks and farmers markets can spearhead the revitalization of a neighborhood by proving there is a market; parklets and outdoor programming can activate underutilized urban space and bring eyes on the street. As a planner, it can be difficult to understand where these activities fit in a traditional planning approach, as they came about naturally without planning.


Kyle Grist

Invited Speaker

Kyle Grist is a landscape architect who has spent the past four years championing parklets on behalf of his firm, dwg. Kyle was involved in the successful completion of Austin’s very first parklet, at the Royal Blue Grocery Store on Congress Avenue. The project was the recipient of a ... Read More

Roy Lazorwitz

Invited Speaker

Roy Lazorwitz is the conservatory director of The New Movement theater in Austin, TX, where building the community through new opportunities both on and off stage is his main priority. Roy has written and produced, full length films, sketch shows, weekly shows, concerts and plays across New Jersey, New York ... Read More

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