Urban Greenways Workshop to Redesign 14th Street
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m. PDT
San Diego, CA,
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What do Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Houston have in common? They've each invested heavily in a network of urban trails, and seen a payoff in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Find out more about the Urban Trails/Greenways concept and the transformative potential that exists in San Diego. Then put on your urban designer hat and take part in a guided charrette to redesign East Village's 14th street. re:Streets is a multi-disciplinary collaboration focused on the planning, design and construction of streets as a method for improving our built environment. It pushes beyond the current standards to explore the future of streets and what America’s roadways would be like if they were designed for living, not just driving. Join us as we explore inclusive public realm components including: • mobility and access, • wayfinding, • commerce, • social gathering, • events and programs, • play and recreation, • image and identity, • urban agriculture, and • green infrastructure. Charrette products will be presented to Civic San Diego for implementation as demonstration projects. Objectives and Informational Content: • Give participants an overview of the Urban Trails / Greenways Concept that has been used successfully in other American cities. • Provide participants with an opportunity to become directly involved with the redesign of a key street slated for renovation in the Downtown San Diego Specific Plan. • Inspire creative thinking on the opportunities for tactical urbanism leading to permanent changes in the public realm. • Provide policy planners and others with limited urban design skills an opportunity to become familiar with the charrette process.