Urban Interventions for Placemaking: Making Walkable Streets for Healthy Neighborhoods

November 28, 2012

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A pilot "People Spot" at North Lincoln Avenue.

Make Way for People is a new program launched by the Chicago Department of Transportation that promotes temporary or easily removable strategies for quickly and inexpensively creating new public space in the public right of way. The program consists of four initiatives: People Spots, People Streets, People Plazas, and People Alleys. Janet L. Attarian, project director at the Chicago Department of Transportation, discusses how this program was developed, reviews the projects implemented to date, and explains how the department is evaluating these initiatives and setting guidelines for further expansion.

You can download a PDF of Attarian's presentation below.
 
This program is part of Lunch Talks @ CAF, a weekly lecture series that takes place every Wednesday at 12:15pm at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Further information aabout the talks are available on the CAF website at www.architecture.org/LunchTalksOnline
 
Recorded Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.