Y-PLAN 2010 with
John F. Kennedy High School
R.I.C.H.M.O.N.D.
11th Grade / 4th
& 5th
Period US History
Mr. David Gutierrez...
Our Y-PLAN Path
Coming From a Negatively Viewed Environment
All Working Towards Making Richmond Better
Our Foundation
Professional Approach Towards Recommendations
Looked at Best Practices
How We Began
Took Everyday Travels
Looked at Everyd...
Richmond has Rich History
Key Bay Area History
Education can be Fun
What We Found
We all Know Richmond has Problems
Money Spent On Streetscapes
Crime rate has Dropped
but….
and ..
Why this Matters
Need to...
Our Mission :
Tim Jones / Richmond Housing Authority
4th
Period
Our Goal for the NURVE Site:
…To make it feel like one connected
neighborhood
Our Vision for Change
1. Pathways and Connections
2. Physical Design Elements
3. Programs and Activities
PART I – Pathways & Connections
Lighting
• Improves visibility
• Easier to navigate at night
• Makes it feel safer
• More welcoming
Pathways
• Mosaic / Tiled Pathway
• Winding and artistic
• Community art projects
• Green Pathways
• Welcoming entryways
Trees and Water Fountains
• Provide shade
• Beautiful
• Inviting
Benches
• Provides places to sit along the pathways
• Makes pathway feel more connected to the park
• Creative and artisti...
PART II - Physical Design Elements
Recreation
• Recreation
o Picnic area and BBQ pit
o Play structures for kids
o Bike path & gated area to store bikes
• Sup...
Art Structures and Monuments
• Rock sculpture
Unique, low-cost art
• Creative wall of art
• will stop random signs
• freed...
Fences and Walls
• Creative, Interesting Walls
• Community Events Wall
• Artistic fences
o Visually pleasing, Inviting
o C...
Businesses and Services
• Snack bar
o Not a liquor store
o A way to make $ (fundraiser)
o Healthy options
• Hang-out areas...
• Hidden cameras and visible ones
o Scare bad people
o Always someone watching
• Lighting
o Nice park lights
o Poles with ...
Landscaping
• Grass
o Cut grass (green, with sprinklers),
o Picnic area,
o play area for kids.
• Trees!
o Shade, clean air...
PART III - Programs and Activities
Organized Physical Activity
For youth and people of all ages
• Sports leagues
• Games
• Camps
• Music and Dance
• Physical...
Educational Resources
After-School Programs
• Art classes, dance classes, sports programs, tutoring and homework
help
• Vo...
Community Resources
Adult Activities
• Place for meetings, voter registration drives
• Meals
• Adult literacy program
• Co...
Community Festivals
• Get people involved with their community
• Makes the park a place where people can come together
• A...
5th
Period
entryways
& pathways
spotlight on heroes > empower + educate
youth quotes = embedded social pathways
fencing
chain-link fences inclusive & welcoming
Richmond #1 de - fencing leadership
lighting,
signage &
landscaping
lighting = visibility + crime
signage regulates movement & traffic
beautiful landscaping /...
neighborhood
appeal
welcome sign = open community
mosaic paths + community art =
+ + outdoor bench
personal
expression
physical activity = risk of chronic disease
central location = eyes on the street
play
structures
gardens = (street appeal + healthy food)
pond + garden = outdoor classroom
community
garden &
fish pond
memorial garden stones = peaceful
community expression = positive outlet
community
art
We would like to thank everyone who
has made this semester possible – we
appreciate everything you have done!
Les damos gr...
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Nystrom Village Final Presentation at City Hall

  1. 1. Y-PLAN 2010 with John F. Kennedy High School R.I.C.H.M.O.N.D. 11th Grade / 4th & 5th Period US History Mr. David Gutierrez UC Berkeley Y-PLAN Mentors Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Richmond City Council
  2. 2. Our Y-PLAN Path
  3. 3. Coming From a Negatively Viewed Environment All Working Towards Making Richmond Better Our Foundation
  4. 4. Professional Approach Towards Recommendations Looked at Best Practices How We Began Took Everyday Travels Looked at Everyday Environments Noted Welcoming Elements Debated Ideas Choose Useful Positive Elements
  5. 5. Richmond has Rich History Key Bay Area History Education can be Fun What We Found
  6. 6. We all Know Richmond has Problems Money Spent On Streetscapes Crime rate has Dropped but…. and .. Why this Matters Need to Keep Youth Informed
  7. 7. Our Mission : Tim Jones / Richmond Housing Authority
  8. 8. 4th Period
  9. 9. Our Goal for the NURVE Site: …To make it feel like one connected neighborhood
  10. 10. Our Vision for Change 1. Pathways and Connections 2. Physical Design Elements 3. Programs and Activities
  11. 11. PART I – Pathways & Connections
  12. 12. Lighting • Improves visibility • Easier to navigate at night • Makes it feel safer • More welcoming
  13. 13. Pathways • Mosaic / Tiled Pathway • Winding and artistic • Community art projects • Green Pathways • Welcoming entryways
  14. 14. Trees and Water Fountains • Provide shade • Beautiful • Inviting
  15. 15. Benches • Provides places to sit along the pathways • Makes pathway feel more connected to the park • Creative and artistic (community art)
  16. 16. PART II - Physical Design Elements
  17. 17. Recreation • Recreation o Picnic area and BBQ pit o Play structures for kids o Bike path & gated area to store bikes • Support facilities o Restrooms (not porta-potties) o Waste (recycling bins, graffiti trash cans, composting)
  18. 18. Art Structures and Monuments • Rock sculpture Unique, low-cost art • Creative wall of art • will stop random signs • freedom of expression • legal tagging, stops vandalism
  19. 19. Fences and Walls • Creative, Interesting Walls • Community Events Wall • Artistic fences o Visually pleasing, Inviting o Community-made o Not jail-like
  20. 20. Businesses and Services • Snack bar o Not a liquor store o A way to make $ (fundraiser) o Healthy options • Hang-out areas (indoor) o Parties and events o Year-round fun o Rainy days o Public, but nearby place
  21. 21. • Hidden cameras and visible ones o Scare bad people o Always someone watching • Lighting o Nice park lights o Poles with lights on a string o Solar powered and green • Welcoming signs (signage) Safety
  22. 22. Landscaping • Grass o Cut grass (green, with sprinklers), o Picnic area, o play area for kids. • Trees! o Shade, clean air, inviting
  23. 23. PART III - Programs and Activities
  24. 24. Organized Physical Activity For youth and people of all ages • Sports leagues • Games • Camps • Music and Dance • Physical Activities (walking, biking)
  25. 25. Educational Resources After-School Programs • Art classes, dance classes, sports programs, tutoring and homework help • Volunteer opportunities (for school credit!) • Employment opportunities • Mentoring programs • Themed career weeks
  26. 26. Community Resources Adult Activities • Place for meetings, voter registration drives • Meals • Adult literacy program • Computer literacy program
  27. 27. Community Festivals • Get people involved with their community • Makes the park a place where people can come together • Attracts money and business • Allows people to show off their talents • Community dances • Community movie nights
  28. 28. 5th Period
  29. 29. entryways & pathways spotlight on heroes > empower + educate youth quotes = embedded social pathways
  30. 30. fencing chain-link fences inclusive & welcoming Richmond #1 de - fencing leadership
  31. 31. lighting, signage & landscaping lighting = visibility + crime signage regulates movement & traffic beautiful landscaping / safe layout
  32. 32. neighborhood appeal welcome sign = open community mosaic paths + community art = + + outdoor bench personal expression
  33. 33. physical activity = risk of chronic disease central location = eyes on the street play structures
  34. 34. gardens = (street appeal + healthy food) pond + garden = outdoor classroom community garden & fish pond
  35. 35. memorial garden stones = peaceful community expression = positive outlet community art
  36. 36. We would like to thank everyone who has made this semester possible – we appreciate everything you have done! Les damos gracias a todos los que hicieron este semestre posible. ¡Estamos agradecidos por todo lo que han hecho!

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