Street Plans has joined 100 Resilient Cities as a partner to provide “Tactical Resilience” workshops to 100RC members to help implement cities’ long-term resilience strategies. The workshops will be half or full-day “pop-up” sessions, where stakeholders and members of the public will experience what it means for their city to build resilience through low-cost, temporary changes to the built environment– the space in which people live and work on a day-to-day basis.
The demonstrations will be developed around a range of resilience priorities, and may include the programming of unused space, demonstration of water management techniques, or urban mobility improvements. Residents, local businesses, and community leaders will participate in the workshops, engaging the public and key decision-makers in the process of testing, refining, and scaling demonstration projects to permanently advance city resilience.
Through numerous community discussions, residents and business owners in San Jose’s West San Carlos and South Bascom Urban Villages have called for streets that are safer for people walking and biking. One priority in the area was the completion of a bikeway on Scott Street.
The District of Columbia’s Office of Planning has selected Street Plans, in partnership with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, as a winner of its international competition, Crossing the Street: Building DC’s Inclusive Future through Creative Placemaking. The initiative is a part of Mayor Muriel Browser’s innoMAYtion, a month-long initiative showing how DC’s entrepreneurs are reshaping the nation’s capital. Along with Gehl Studio, Cultural DC, the Van Alen Institute, and other selected teams, Street Plans will develop and deliver a project in one of 15 locations throughout the city to foster civic interaction and engage residents in a conversation about the future of the City.
The interventions will be rolled out this summer, through the fall. View the press release here.