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

APA California Chapter, San Diego Section


Thursday, May 25, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6 p.m. PDT

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 is an Assistant Engineer – Traffic with the City of San Diego’s Planning Department where she works on multi-modal transportation planning projects including community plan updates, corridor studies, and specific plans. Ms. Cedeno obtained a Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering at Bucknell University and a ... Read More

Tanner French

Confirmed Speaker

Tanner French attended San Diego State University (SDSU) where he obtained a Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering. At SDSU, Mr. French held the position of Vice President of Chi Epsilon, a National Civil Engineering Honors Society. Professionally, Mr. French has been in the Traffic Engineering/Transportation Planning ... Read More

Andrew Prescott

Confirmed Speaker

Andrew Prescott contributes to a variety of mobility related projects including corridor studies, mobility elements, transportation impact analyses, active transportation plans, and parking studies. As a Transportation Planner, he conducts planning level analyses and engages stakeholders and community members. Mr. Prescott has contributed to the research and development of policies ... Read More

Sara Toma

Confirmed Speaker

Sara Toma is an Assistant Planner with the City of San Diego’s Planning Department. She oversees nine communities, conducts high level project reviews and project analysis, and is a key members of the Kearny Mesa Community Plan Update team. She previously worked for the City of El Cajon and ... Read More

Tim Nguyen

Confirmed Speaker

Tim Nguyen is Board President of the Convoy District Partnership, an organization aimed at enhancing the Greater Convoy neighborhood. His ties to the community also include being a co-founder of the San Diego Night Market, an event that has attracted 50,000 people to the Convoy area and was a ... Read More

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

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

Phuong Nguyen

Confirmed Speaker

Phuong Nguyen has ten years of experience providing engineering services to the transportation industry. He has been responsible for transportation impact analyses, parking plans, traffic operations, micro-simulation, and peer review to conceptual engineering. Mr. Nguyen is very experienced in the application of transportation planning and traffic engineering analysis software, such ... Read More

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Matthew Gelbman, mgelbman@placeworks.com