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Creating Vibrant Places. Putting Together all the Pieces of Diverse Neighborhoods and Village Centers

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  • CREATING VIBRANT PLACES: Putting Together All The Pieces of Diverse Neighborhoods and Village Centers Presented at Southern New England APA Conference October 17, 2013 Presented by Ted Brovitz, Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Inc. Russell Preston, Principle Group George Proakis, Director of Planning, Somerville, MA. Peter Flinker, Dodson & Associates, Inc. Mike Lydon, The Street Plans Collaborative
  • The Workshop Panel Ted Brovitz • Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Manager of Community Planning and Design Peter Flinker, AICP ASLA , • Principal, Dodson & Flinker Associates Russell Preston, CNU-A • Founder of the Principle Group Mike Lydon, CNU-A • Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative George Proakis, AICP • Director of Planning, City of Somerville, MA
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  • Context-Based Regulations/Common Principles Based on a Vision Evaluate Existing/Desirable Development Patterns • • • • • • Key Dimensional, Design and Use Characteristics Building Placement and General Design Characteristics Existing  Street  “Livability”  Characteristics   Parking Demand, Distribution and Occupancy trends Potential Integration/Activation of Civic and Open Space Performance Standards for Desired Uses and Activities Define and Translate Community Vision • Visual (Image) Preference Surveys • Public Visioning, Scenario Building, and Design Charrettes • Strategic Conceptual/Illustrative Plan
  • Context-Based Regulations/Common Principles Transect Based Planning, Design and Coding • Focus on existing or desired context and spacial patterns of development and the surrounding environment. Rural-Residential/Suburban Village Neighborhood Downtown
  • Context-Based Regulations/Common Principles Supportive and Compatible Public-Private Relationships • Address  the  relationships  between  buildings  and  the  “public realm”  (such  as   streets, open spaces, and civic buildings and places).
  • Context-Based Regulations/Common Principles Focus on Physical Form vs. Building Use • Hierarchy of Purpose and Type • Buildings Scale and Placement • Horizontal and Vertical Mix of Uses • Street Types, Purpose and Activation • Active Civic and Open Spaces • Focus on Orientation of Buildings Rather than Specific Uses Mashpee Commons, MA – Early TND Cavendish Partnership/Cornish Associates.
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  • Context-Based vs. Conventional Regs Common Conventional Standards – Buildings, Streets and Parking
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Historic Downtowns, Villages and Neighborhoods Location Buzzards Bay, MA Description FBC for older village center Status Adopted Simsbury Center, CT Jamestown, RI FBC for historic downtown FBC for Historic small coastal village Adopted Adopted Amherst, MA Newport, VT Dover, NH Damariscotta, ME Stratham, NH W. Springfield, MA. FBC for two small rural centers FBC for historic village center FBC for historic downtown core FBC for historic coastal island community FBC for historic downtown Area FBC for historic Merrick Neighborhood Pending Adopted Adopted Pending Adopted Under Review Burlington, VT FBC for historic downtown Area Under Review
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Targeted Redevelopment Areas Location North Eastham, MA Manchester, CT Description New village center on major arterial (Rt. 6) Strip development redeveloped to mixed use Status Under Review Adopted Hamden, CT Lowell, MA Newport, VT Tri-Town Area Malta, NY Commercial highway corridor overlay Older mill redevelopment district Older village center I-93 Interchange Initiative with 3 towns Replace strip development with new Town Center Adopted Adopted Adopted Under Review Adopted Mashpee, MA Mashpee Commons – TND on 1970s strip shopping plaza Phased – Partially complete Greenfields Location S. Weymouth/Southfield MA Windsor, CT Londonderry, NH Description Mixed use TND on former Naval Air station Great Pond mixed use TND Woodmont Commons TND Status Adopted Adopted Approved
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies New Codes In Process Location York, ME Tiverton, RI Dover, NH Description FBC for corridor retrofit FBC for corridor retrofit FBC for corridor retrofit Status In process In process In process Shelburne, VT FBC for corridor retrofit In process S. Burlington, VT FBC for new Town Center/corridor retrofit In process Clifton Park, NY FBC for new Town Center/corridor retrofit In process St. Albans, VT FBC for historic downtown In process Claremont, NH FBC for historic downtown In process Goffstown, NH FBC for Pinardville village center In process Penacook Village/Concord NH FBC for historic village center In process Riverside Village/Jericho VT FBC for historic village center In process
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Great Pond TND and FBC, Windsor CT  653 Acres Total Site  365 Acres in Open Space  4,010 Residential Units  85,000 SF Neighborhood Comm.  640,00 SF Comm. Office  128,000 SF Civic and Institutional
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Great Pond TND and FBC, Windsor CT Regulating Plan, Lot, Use and Building Standards Complete Street Network and Design Hierarchy Parks, Open Space and Conservation Plan
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Linden Street TND – Sprawl Retrofit - Wellesley, MA Infill Development Oriented to Street and Pedestrians New On-Street Public Parking Added
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  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Merrick Neighborhood , W. Springfield, MA. Existing Conditions Illustrative Plan Regulating Plan
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Existing Settlement Patterns and Design Character Examples
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Current Zoning vs. Existing Conditions
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies “What  If”  Scenario-Building Existing Apartment Building Cottage Court at Same Density Redevelopment and Reuse Scenarios Under New Form-Based Code
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Building and Lot Design Standards Building Types • Detached Home • Cottage Court • Carriage House Unit • Multi-Family Building • Live/Work Unit • Rowhouse • Multi-Use Building (Small to Large) • Flex Commercial Building • Civic Building and Space Design and Development Standards • Lot Standards (Frontage, Depth Area) • Building Placement (Setback and BTZ) • Parking Placement • Open Space Types • Building Design Standards and Guidelines • Street Activation Standards
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Complete Streets Hierarchy Design and Standards Street and Thoroughfare Types • Neighborhood Business Street • Mixed Use Street • Neighborhood Residential Street A and B • Business Park Street • Access Street and Alley • Multi-Purpose Pathway Design and Development Standards • Zone Applications • Street Design Standards • Movement, Traffic Flow, Design Speed • ROW and Pavement Width • Travel Lane and Parking Lane • Curb Radius and Type • Bike and Pedestrian Facilities • Transit Facilities • Streetscape Characteristics
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Open Space Types (Public and Private) 1. Lawn 2. Garden 3. Terrace/Outdoor Dining Area 4. Pocket Park 5. Playground 6. Plaza or Square 7. Park 8. Common or Green 9. Ballfields 10. Community Garden
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Malta NY Town Center FBC The Void Between the Vision, the Regulations and Reality
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Design Charrette
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Illustrative Planning – Future Street Network – Regulations Plan
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Existing and Desirable Character Examples
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  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Traffic Taming and Complete Streets Needed! NYS Route 9 – 5 Lanes, No Sidewalks, State Jurisdiction New Mixed Use Development with On-Street Parking
  • Form-Based Code and TND Case Studies Village Centers FBC – Amherst MA - Atkins Corner Small Hamlet with Large Duel Roundabout and Limited Access
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies An Evaluation of the Qualities and Characteristics of Authentic and Well Known Downtowns, Villages and Neighborhoods
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies Traditional Downtown, Village Center, and Neighborhood Design Characteristics, Indicators & Principles 1. Context, Patterns, & General Characteristics of Place 2. Street Design Characteristics & Indicators 3. Building Design Characteristics & Indicators 4. Walkability & Street Activation Factors & Indicators 5. Parking Patterns, Characteristics & Indicators 6. Civic Space Design Characteristics & Indicators
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 1. Context, Patterns, & General Characteristics of Place • Tight Settlement Patterns (Higher Building Coverage and FAR) • Moderate to High Occupant Density (Residents and Workers) • Higher Degree of Vertical and Horizontal Mix of Uses • A  “Place  of  Necessity”   • Clustering of Complimentary Uses • Strong Terminal Views • Intermodal Connection to Surrounding Areas
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 2. Street Design Characteristics & Indicators • Street Hierarchy (Purpose, Capacity, Scale) • Moderate Block Size • Good Connectivity • Circulation, and Access • Intermodal Facilitation • Gateway Treatments/Wayfinding Systems (Attractive, Visible and Intuitive)
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 2. Street Design Characteristics & Indicators Burlington, VT
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 2. Street Design Characteristics & Indicators Lighting, Landscaping , and Furnishing
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 2. Street Design Characteristics & Indicators Driver Perspective • Auto Speed and Cone of Vision • Storefronts • Signs • Window Treatments • Displays • Outdoor Uses
  • Placemaking Audit 2. Street Design Characteristics & Indicators Driver Perspective • Auto Speed and Cone of Vision • Projecting Elements • Streetscape • Displays • Outdoor Uses • Parking Availability • Directional Signage
  • Placemaking Audit 2. Street Design Characteristics & Indicators Driver Perspective • Auto Speed and Cone of Vision • Projecting Elements • Streetscape • Displays • Outdoor Uses • Parking Availability • Directional Signage
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 3. Building Design Characteristics & Indicators • Pedestrian Orientation • Access to Side and Rear • Building Encroachments (i.e. Stoops, Terraces, Awning, Signs, Bay Windows, Balconies, etc.) • Generally Consistent Scale and Height • Compatible Ground Floor Uses • Good Storefront Components • Adaptive Reuse Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 3. Building Design Characteristics & Indicators Street Activation • Storefronts • Signs • Window Treatments • Sidewalk Displays • Outdoor Uses
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  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 4. Walkability & Street Activation Factors & Indicators Street Activation • Storefronts • Signs • Window Treatments • Displays • Outdoor Uses Attractive Buildings, Good Enclosure, No Street Activation
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 4. Walkability & Street Activation Factors & Indicators Street Activation • Storefronts • Signs • Window Treatments • Displays • Outdoor Uses
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  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 4. Walkability & Street Activation Factors & Indicators Example  interpretive  mural  highlighting  the  village’s  heritage  timeline  along  the  Erie  Canal,  Lyons  NY Clematis Street, West Palm Beach FL Northampton, MA
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 5. Parking Design Characteristics & Indicators • Well-Distributed • Public and Private Mix • Balance of On-Street and Off-Street • Parking Placement to Side or Rear • Shared Access • Internal Connections • Connectivity to Building and Sidewalk
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 6. Civic Space Design Characteristics & Indicators • Well Integrated Active and Passive Open Spaces • Public/Civic Buildings (Venues for Services and Events) • Highly Programmed Civic Spaces • Other Civic Attributes, Landmarks, Public Art Installations,  and  “Third   Places”.
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 6. Civic Space Design Characteristics & Indicators No Fun Allowed Here!!! The Common is Not Just for Cows Anymore
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 6. Civic Space Design Characteristics & Indicators Let the Good Times Roll!!!
  • Placemaking Audit/Case Studies 6. Civic Space Design Characteristics & Indicators Davis Square Somerville, MA
  • Placemaking Putting All The Pieces Together
  • CREATING VIBRANT PLACES: Putting Together All The Pieces of Diverse Neighborhoods and Village Centers Presented at Southern New England APA Conference October 17, 2013 PETER FLINKER Contact Information: tbrovitz@hshassoc.com (617) 348-3308 Check  out  HSH’s  blog  on  Complete  Streets,  Ways  &  Means: www.hshassoc.com/blog
  • THEMES DEVELOPMENT & REDEVELOPMENT Opportunities for Housing, Business & Community Use Improving the PUBLIC REALM Streetscape, Parking, Civic Spaces and Connectivity BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING & BRANDING
  • Groton Town Center Project
  • Existing Conditions
  • Proposed
  • Proposed
  • Proposed – with Bike Lane
  • Existing Street
  • Complete Street – with Turning Lane
  • Complete Street – with Bike Lane
  • Existing Streetscape
  • Complete Street – with Bike Lane
  • Complete Street – with Turning Lane
  • CREATING VIBRANT PLACES: Putting Together All The Pieces of Diverse Neighborhoods and Village Centers Presented at Southern New England APA Conference October 17, 2013 RUSSELL PRESTON Contact Information: tbrovitz@hshassoc.com (617) 348-3308 Check  out  HSH’s  blog  on  Complete  Streets,  Ways  &  Means: www.hshassoc.com/blog
  • Creating Authentic Places 10 Essentials PRINCIPLE www.principleplaces.com | russell@principleplaces.com | @russellpreston
  • CREATING AUTHENTIC PLACES People + Spaces
  • DEMOGRAPHIC WAVE Two converging generation are looking for similar urban neighborhood to call home. These places are desirable because of the walkable lifestyle they provide as well as the mix of use, diverse activities and unique amenities they possess.
  • By Steve Rhode
  • PLACEMAKING Placemaking is the process of uncovering a local community’s asssts, inspiration and potential, that ultimately can be focused on creating an authentic place that improves people’s lives, health and well being.
  • TACTICAL URBANISM Tactical Urbanism is improving the livability of a place at the street, block, or building level using small scale, incremental improvements that set the stage for more substantial investments.
  • tac·ti·cal 1. of or relating to small-scale actions serving a larger purpose 2. adroit in planning or maneuvering to accomplish a purpose
  • Short-Term Action || Long-Term Change Boston Salon - October 18th & 19th tacticalurbanismboston.org
  • SPACES - Can Authentic Places be created? -
  • 1.) COMPELLING REASON TO BE THERE - Is there a seed to grow? -
  • 2.) SPACES FOR PASSIONATE PEOPLE - How can the unique prosper? -
  • UNION STREET PUBLIC (VARIABLE WIDTH) CORNER UNIT WILL REQUIRE CLAPBD. SIDING ON ONE SIDE WALL ) E WIDTH 11 12 WEY 6 T BOSSE 4 10 18'-0" TYP. PUBLIC (VAR IABLE WIDTH) 5 14 9 (14) 9 FT. HT. SONOTUBES REQ'D, TYP. (INDICATED BY ) 18'-0" TYP. (14) 9 FT. HT. SONOTUBES REQ'D, TYP. (INDICATED BY ) 4 24'-2" AREA OF EXCAVATION SHOWN SHADED. 14 18 ENTRANCE / EXIT CORNER UNIT WILL REQUIRE CLAPBD. SIDING ON ONE SIDE WALL ENTRANCE / EXIT T OFC. 18'-0" TYP. EXISTING BUILDING 22'-9" 3'-0" PARKING OFC./ TOILETS, N.I.C. CLEMENCE STREET H) PUBLIC (VARIABLE WIDT PLAN KEY SCALE: 1" = 30'- 0" PROPOSED FENCE 0' 10' 20' SONOTUBE AT FOUND. REQ'D. 50' WEYBOSSET STREET ENTRANCE PROPOSED PARKING LOT W/RETAIL LINER BLDGS. 75 PKG. SPACES INCL. 3 HC 12 RETAIL UNITS WITH 1 PKG. OFC./RESTRM. BLDG. Imai Keller Moore Architects 19. January. 2006 VARIABL PUBLIC ( 25 3 8 AREA OF EXCAVATION SHOWN SHADED. STREE 2 T 7 18'-0" TYP. 1 WESTMIN STREESTER T CORNER UNIT WILL REQUIRE CLAPBD. SIDING ON ONE SIDE WALL LIGHTING KEY PARKING LOT LIGHT 25' HT.
  • PROVIDENCE RETAIL LINER BUILDINGS Providence RI IMAI KELLER MOORE ARCHITECTS Watertown MA PROVIDENCE RETAIL LINER BUILDINGS STORE 5 Parapet: none Face: plywood Storefront: standard fixed storefront Sign: paint on plywood siding Awning: none STORE 4 Parapet: cornice made from floor grating Face: corrugated metal Storefront: glazed garage door Sign: solid letters at awning edge Awning: 5 foot fixed solid awning with support brackets STORE 3 Parapet: traditional metal cornice Face: painted siding Storefront: glazed garage door Sign: flat at signband and awning valence Awning: 5 foot canvas on metal frame STORE 2 Parapet: pediment Face: painted siding Storefront: glazed sliding door Sign: tall flat at pediment Awning: none STORE 1 Parapet: tall canopy at door Face: painted siding Storefront: accordion glazed door Sign: vertical blade Awning: none T Y P I C A L S T O R E F R O N T C O M P O N E N T S 20 January 2006
  • 3.) GREAT VARIETY IN A NARROW RANGE - Is there a language and syntax? -
  • FULTON STREET · RENOVATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS VIEW FROM EDDY
  • 4.) COST APPROPRIATE - Can great places always be complete, but never finished? -
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  • suggested program 53
  • suggested program 400 seats 55
  • suggested program 56
  • outdoor dancing suggested program 61
  • view of Square and Ship Street in Western direction 49
  • birds eye view 2 47
  • 5.) FRAMEWORK FOR CULTURAL GROWTH - Are people happy? -
  • PEOPLE - Who creates Authentic Places? -
  • 6.) INTEGRATED PROJECTS - How do individuals bring about change? -
  • 7.) SOMETHING IS BEING MADE THERE - What does a place export? -
  • 8.) ENABLE A LOCAL ECONOMY - How can an activity add value to the place? -
  • 9.) GROW SUCCESSIONALLY - What can improve a place’s evolution today? -
  • 10.) GENERATIONAL INVESTING - Can the next project improve the last project? -
  • MO ME AL RI RD EVA UL BO UL L BO E RAC TER D GE HAN AR EV A ORI MEM EXC NCIS FRA ET STR RE EET ON GT GE HAN N HI S WA E RAC TER AN CH EX EXC ST GE EXCHANGE ROW ET RE ST ET RE N TO UL F ST POST OFFICE COUR T DORR STREE T ST RE ST WE CUSTOM HOUS E STREET SS T E RE ST YB O DY N TO NG I SH ED T EE R ST ET ST RE ET ES ST R EE T WA PIN E RC WO N MI WE N TA I UN ST RE ET FO ET ST E E E E E E E E RE BIN T T T T T T T T ST R R TE ER ST ST DE SA A A A A A A A A CA T EE ET RE AR AR AR AR AR AR AR AR AR ET ANCE
  • 11.) LEADERSHIP - What stops the creation of Authentic Places? -
  • ENLIGHTENED COMMUNITY LEADERS - How can you be one? -
  • 1. COMPELLING REASON TO BE THERE 2. SPACES FOR PASSIONATE PEOPLE 3. GREAT VARIETY IN A NARROW RANGE 4. COST APPROPRIATE 5. FRAMEWORK FOR CULTURAL GROWTH 6. INTEGRATED PROJECTS 7. SOMETHING IS BEING MADE THERE 8. ENABLE A LOCAL ECONOMY 9. GROW SUCCESSIONALLY 10. GENERATIONAL INVESTING 11. LEADERSHIP
  • THANK YOU www.cornishlp.com www.dpz.com www.cnu.org www.unionstudios.com www.imai-keller.com www.durkeebrown.com www.melk-nyc.com www.brown.edu www.somervillebydesign.com www.streetplans.org PRINCIPLE www.principleplaces.com | russell@principleplaces.com | @russellpreston
  • CREATING VIBRANT PLACES: Putting Together All The Pieces of Diverse Neighborhoods and Village Centers Presented at Southern New England APA Conference October 17, 2013 MIKE LYDON Contact Information: tbrovitz@hshassoc.com (617) 348-3308 Check  out  HSH’s  blog  on  Complete  Streets,  Ways  &  Means: www.hshassoc.com/blog
  • Short-Term Action || Long-term Change SNEAPA 2013 @MikeLydon! @streetplans! #tacticalurbanism
  • “The idea of the planned city as a knowable utopia is a chimera. Nevertheless, we continue to try to plan in the belief that the world will be a better place if we intervene to identify and solve issues that are widely regarded as problematic. But this must be tempered with an awareness of the limitations of planning, not least through an awareness of the evolutionary nature of urban change.”! - Stephen Marshall
  • The American City Still Looks Like This…!
  • Largely Because We Built Too Much of This…!
  • Dull, Dangerous, and Single-Purpose Environments ! Dull, dangerous, and single-purpose environments!
  • Innovation: Roadblocks at Every Turn!
  • Let’s Do Better.
  • Strategy Without Tactics: 
 Pedestrianize Broadway for More Livability (1969)!
  • Step 1: Disrupt!
 Times Square (2009)
 Image: NYC DOT
  • Step 2: Iterate in Increments
 Times Square (2010)! Image: NYC DOT
  • Step 3: Measure + Learn
 Times Square (2012)!
  • Step 4: Integrate Findings, Build Permanently
 (Coming in 2014…)
 Image: NYC DOT
  • Strategy: Build. Measure. Learn.! Adapted from The Lean Startup by Eric Ries!
  • Tactic: Temporary “Pilot” Plazas! “As inexpensive hacks, tactical interventions producing great affects, we here at FASLANYC greatly admire them, especially because they are part of larger innovative strategies.” – Brian Davis ! Images: NYC DOT
  • We Need Strategy and Tactics! “...it is about getting it right for now and at the same time being tactical and strategic about later...and about disturbing the order of things in the interests of change.”! - Nabeel Hamdi author: about the art of practice and the limits of planning in cities
  • Vol. 1 + Vol. 2!
  • Ahora Disponible Espanol!!
  • This is Not Tactical Urbanism, Itʼs Opportunistic! Image: Middle Gerselamina!
  • Tactical Urbanism has become a ! global movement owned by no one, ! that can involve anyone, and ! that is intended to improve the lives ! of everyone. !
  • A Movement With Many Names! Temporary! Grassroots! Aspirational ! City Hacking! Bottom-Up! Guerrilla!Beta! Pilot! Lean! Pop-Up! Insurgent! Meanwhile! Adaptive! City Repair! Unsanctioned! Generative! Democratic! Everyday! Incremental! Spontaneous! Ad-Hoc! Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper! Collaborative! Wiki! Open Source! Pre-Vitalize! DIY! Ephemeral! User-Generated!
  • Tactical Urbanism: A city and citizen-led approach to neighborhood building using ! short-term, low-cost, and scalable interventions intended to catalyze longterm change. !
  • 1. Vision: A deliberate, iterative approach to instigating change 2. Context: The offering of local ideas as a response to local challenges 3. Agility: Short-term projects 4. Value: Low risk, high reward 5. Community: The development of social capital and the building of organizational capacity Image: Neighborland
  • Case Studies
  • DIY Crosswalks!
  • Image: Pittsburgh-Post-Gazette
  • Our Challenge: What We Have vs. What We Want

  • Citizens: Walk Raleigh  Walk [Your City] !
  • Good Projects Go to Scale! Image: Raleigh News Miami Rochester New Orleans Dallas Memphis
  • Developer: Site Pre-Vitalization!
  • Other Examples! Proxy, San Francisco The Fairgrounds, Washington DC
  • University: Pop-up Rockwell - Build. Measure. Learn. 1.! 2.! 3.!
  • Coalition: Park-Making
  • City: Pavement to Plazas!
  • Retails Sales: Up 172%
  • Working from the Outside In: Hamilton, Ontario! Hamilton Economic Development!
  • April 19th: Tactical Urbanism Workshop!
  • Strategy!
  • Locke St. + Herkimer St. !
  • April 30th: Locke St. + Herkimer St.! Image: Tactical Urbanism Hamilton
  • “IWhy NotIt really controls the traffic. ! Like it! Here? ! It was getting scary.” – Crossing Guard! Image: Philip Toms Hamilton Economic Development
  • May 1st!
  • May 2 - Doors Open Hamilton Lecture !
  • May 7th! “You may have noticed the article in the Hamilton Spectator last week about various citiesʼ experiences with ʻtactical urbanism,ʼwhich appears to be an activity similar to what Hamilton is experiencing.” #
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  • September 24th !
  • 1.! Embed Strategies + Tactics within Project Delivery Process ! 2. !Daylight Plans Sitting on the Shelf! 3. !Find Cross-Sector Partners! 4. !Use Existing Initiatives To Test Ideas + Find Multipliers! 5. !Scale Down to Scale Up !
  • mike@streetplans.org ! streetplans.org! @MikeLydon! @streetplans! @Open_Streets!
  • CREATING VIBRANT PLACES: Putting Together All The Pieces of Diverse Neighborhoods and Village Centers Presented at Southern New England APA Conference October 17, 2013 GEORGE PROAKIS Contact Information: tbrovitz@hshassoc.com (617) 348-3308 Check  out  HSH’s  blog  on  Complete  Streets,  Ways  &  Means: www.hshassoc.com/blog
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  • Somerville by Design: Patterns
  • Somerville by Design: Patterns
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  • Somerville, MA Grove Street
  • Somerville, MA Grove Street
  • Somerville, MA Grove Street
  • Porter Sq. Rezoning Process
  • SBD Process
  • CREATING VIBRANT PLACES: Putting Together All The Pieces of Diverse Neighborhoods and Village Centers Presented at Southern New England APA Conference October 17, 2013 DISCUSSION Contact Information: tbrovitz@hshassoc.com (617) 348-3308 Check  out  HSH’s  blog  on  Complete  Streets,  Ways  &  Means: www.hshassoc.com/blog