Parklets: Best Practices for Design and Implementation

PAS Memo — September-October 2016

By Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Madeline Brozen


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This issue of PAS Memo describes the many functions of parklets and draws on case studies of cities across the country to offer guidance to planners on designing and implementing parklet programs in their communities.


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Sept. 1, 2016
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About the Authors

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is a Professor of Urban Planning, and Associate Provost for Academic Planning at UCLA. She holds degrees in architecture and urban planning. Her research focuses on the public environment of the city, its physical representation, aesthetics, social meaning and impact on urban residents. She has served as a consultant to the Transportation Research Board, Federal Transit Administration, Southern California Association of Governments, South Bay Cities Council of Government, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, Project for Public Spaces, Greek Ministry of Education, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and many municipal governments on issues of urban design, land use and transportation. Her books include: Urban Design Downtown: Poetics and Politics of Form (1998); Jobs and Economic Development in Minority Communities (2006); Sidewalks: Conflict and Negotiation over Public Space (2009), Companion to Urban Design (2011), and The Informal American City: Beyond Taco Trucks and Day Labor (2014).

Madeline Brozen