Planner’s Pint Night: Assemble Sacramento Presentation

APA California Chapter, Sacramento Valley Section


Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. PDT

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Andrew Sturmfels, a planning commissioner from West Sacramento, will discuss a new urban planning initiative called Assemble Sacramento, which focuses on activating a site adjacent to a recently completed Rails to Trails project in West Sacramento, CA. The lecture will discuss strategies for leveraging existing community assets to create a multi-functional parklet that attracts diverse user groups. Themes to be discussed include: 

• Placemaking through the use of sanctioned tactical urbanism techniques;

• Tiering grassroots initiatives to existing statutory plans and local government policy objectives;   

• Crowdfunding for community led planning initiatives;

• Alignments with trail-use/cycling oriented NGO’s;

• Urban-rural linkages; creating a gateway to connect the city to open space, agriculture and the delta; and 

• Community engagement opportunities through scoping, volunteering and events. 

The 30-minute presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session for lecture attendees. 

This event is relevant to experienced planners because it provides an educational opportunity on how community-led planning efforts can be structured to support the objectives of local governments seeking to provide public amenities with limited staff and financial resources. Assemble Sacramento is an applied manifestation of ongoing research on best practices for community revitalization and quality public spaces championed by APA and other urban advocacy organizations.

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Andrew Sturmfels

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