Poster: A LITTLE TLC for your Neighborhoods

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Long-term planning processes often result in recommendations that are costly, resource-intensive, and have a timeline of 15-20 years. A T[actical], L[ean], C[limax] approach, on the other hand proposes shorter-term implementation tactics that ultimately lead to high-investment climax conditions. This approach allows for testing through prototypes, and more immediate results that lead to incremental, but impactful development. The implementation strategies are subdivided into TLC strategies that take a larger goal and show how to bring it to fruition through short, mid, and long-term steps. 

The Downtown Rockford Strategic Action Plan focuses on implementation strategies for the previously made recommendations, rather than just creating another shelf document that is years from realization. While the strategies in the Strategic Action Plan were customized for application in Downtown Rockford, the overarching “TLC” principles can be applied in any neighborhood. 

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Christina Bader , AICP , Farr Associates , Chicago , IL (see bio)
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Urban Design