The Citizens Behind The City: Communities Designed For Enduring Wellbeing

APA National Capital Area Chapter


Tuesday, October 3, 2017
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

CM | 1.50

Add to My Log


Creating contemporary urban communities involves juggling regulations, politics, and, at times, conflicting creative directions. The community is not simply looking for livability, but also resilience. The challenge for design professionals is creating neighborhoods and buildings that endure through hardship and rebound rapidly so they flourish in any economic, environmental, or political change. Today’s regulatory environment strong-arms the design process, often disregarding the end user’s experience entirely. This interactive workshop addresses this critical issue, placing citizens at the center of the design process, where they belong. The session explores how leaders can leverage human-centered design tools to better anticipate residents’, employees’, and visitors’ wants and needs to create urban environments that don’t just survive, but thrive in any circumstance.


Hugo Rodrigues

Confirmed Speaker

Hugo’s career at Streetsense has built his skill set and position as a leader in all he endeavors. Hugo has planned, designed, detailed, and completed over 75 restaurant/retail projects to date. Hugo’s project work has focused on the restaurant/retail sector, including Matchbox, Ted’s Bulletin, Sixth ... Read More

Bobby Boone, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Bobby specializes in qualitative and quantitative research methods and data-driven strategy at Streetsense. He serve on project teams to evaluate and forecast conditions from real estate markets to new food and beverage concepts. Throughout Bobby’s career he has worked with numerous public and private sector clients to help create ... Read More

Contact Info

Katie Spencer,