APA San Diego Awards Inside-Out: Placemaking in the Convoy District Walking Tour

APA California Chapter, San Diego Section


Monday, May 8, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. CDT

San Diego, CA, United States

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The APA San Diego Awards Walking Tour will guide participants on a tour of the Convoy District of the City of San Diego, with key stops within the Asian-themed area of Kearny Mesa. The Convoy District has established businesses and emerging entrepreneurs along with long-time patrons and new visitors seeking a unique experience. The 1.5-hour tour will consider opportunity areas and ask how cultural assets can contribute to placemaking. Representatives from the Convoy District, City, and technical experts will share their needs and vision and speakers will cover how improved connectivity within the physical layout can define and unify the district. Participants will be guided through a tour to redesign corridors and public spaces to work better for people and strengthen linkages to enhance social connections and accelerate revitalization. The tour is intended to identify changes to bring out the cultural identity and create gathering places within the community.  

This tour is a pre-event to the annual APA San Diego Awards Program, which is geared to provide professional training for AICP members who plan to attend the awards event. The APA San Diego Annual Awards is a night of celebrating forward-thinking, innovative, and impactful planning projects and individuals. The 2017 APA San Diego Awards Ceremony will recognize projects and people that exemplify the best of the planning profession in the San Diego region.

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Meghan Cedeno

Confirmed Speaker

Meghan Cedeno, PE City of San Diego

Tanner French

Confirmed Speaker

Tanner French, PE City of San Diego

Lisa Lind, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Lisa Lind is a Senior Planner with the City of San Diego’s Planning Department where she leads the community plan update and the Smart Growth Employment Area grant for Kearny Mesa community planning area. Prior to joining the City, she was a principal at a local environmental consulting firm ... Read More

Sara Toma

Confirmed Speaker

Sara Toma, City of San Diego

Nancy Graham, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Nancy Graham joined the City of San Diego as a Senior Planner in 2014 following over a decade in the private sector as a consultant focusing on urban planning, community outreach, public affairs, and environmental management. Among other tasks, Nancy is currently leading the long-term planning for Mission Valley, with ... Read More

Tim Nguyen

Confirmed Speaker

Tim Nguyen, Convoy District Partnership

Andrew Prescott

Confirmed Speaker

Andrew Prescott Chen Ryan Associates

Phuong Nguyen

Confirmed Speaker

Phuong Nguyen Chen Ryan Associates

Contact Info

Matthew Gelbman, mgelbman@gmail.com