Street Plans joins DC ‘Crossing the Street’ Initiative

Street Plans has joined the winning consulting team for the District of Columbia Office of Planning’s “Crossing the Street: Building DC’s Creative Future through Innovative Placemaking” initiative. Last week, the Washington Area Bicyclists’ Association, Street Plans’ partner, led a workshop in the District’s Petworth neighborhood to start brainstorming for an…

Street Plans and San Francisco Planning Release The Public Space Stewardship Guide

Street Plans, in collaboration with the San Francisco Planning Department and MJM Management Group, has released the Public Space Stewardship Guide, a living document that provides community groups and city leaders with models, case studies and ready-to-use tools for funding, programming and maintaining a successful public space. Successful public spaces require funding, programming, and maintenance;…

Street Plans Leads Alley “Makeover” Demonstration Project in San Jose

In partnership with the Greenbelt Alliance and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, and in collaboration with neighborhood groups and local businesses, Street Plans led a temporary demonstration project that transformed part of a long-neglected alley in San Jose, CA into a welcoming community gathering place. The alley makeover included an unveiling of a…

Mike Lydon Speaks at Cities for Tomorrow Conference

On July 20th, 2016 Mike Lydon joined Megan Barry, the Mayor of the City of Nashville, in a discussion at the New York Times’ Cities for Tomorrow conference at TheTimesCenter in New York City. Moderated by Allison Arieff, the editorial director of SPUR, Mike and Megan explored how thwarting bureaucracy can help solve urban problems.

View the 25-minute session here.

Behind the Scenes of Tactical Urbanism in Portsmouth, NH

PS21, Street Plans’ partner in the recently completed Islington Street Lab Tactical Urbanism demonstration project, published a video and summary report of the firm’s work in Portsmouth, NH. The community-based demonstration project spanned five weeks in May and June, and ended with the temporary transformation of Islington Street between Albany and Bartlett Streets in the West End of Portsmouth.

Since the demonstration project, the City of Portsmouth has decided to move forward with a 30-day pilot project testing various elements– like curb extensions and new crosswalks– that were included in the project.

Street Plans Leads Workshop Series to Jump-Start Tactical Urbanism Projects in Six U.S. Cities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: June 13, 2016 Media Contact: Anthony Garcia | Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative 221 Aragon Avenue | Coral Gables, Florida | 305.978.6426 | tony@streetplans.org   Miami, FL – Pedestrian plazas. Parklets. Art Crosswalks. Pop-up Bike Lanes. Whether on the streets of your own community or elsewhere, you’ve…