Tactical Urbanism

APA California Chapter


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. PDT

CM | 1.50

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In the twenty-first century, cities worldwide must respond to a growing and diverse population, ever-shifting economic conditions, new technologies, and a changing climate. Short-term, community-based projects - from pop-up parks to open streets initiatives - have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond. These quick, often low-cost, and creative projects are the essence of the tactical urbanism movement. Whether creating vibrant plazas seemingly overnight or re-imagining parking spaces as neighborhood gathering places, they offer a way to gain public and government support for investing in permanent projects, inspiring residents and civic leaders to experience and shape urban spaces in a new way.  How are cities to adapt to changes in the built environment?  How do you get your elected officials, and traffic engineer on board?  How do you deal with permit issues and perceived road standard degradation?  This session will focus on lessons learned, tips, and real life and practical examples to present how this new movement can be accomplished in your community.


Kathleen Mallory, AICP

Kathleen Mallory has over 25 years of municipal planning experience. Since 2000 she has been the Managing Principal of Planning & Energy/Entitlement Services where she oversaw discretionary permitting and advanced planning services provided to municipal clients and districts. In mid-2016, Ms. Mallory became the Planning & Environmental Services Manager for the ... Read More

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