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Urban Interventions for Placemaking: Making Walkable Streets for Healthy Neighborhoods

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, will discuss how this program was developed, review the projects implemented to date, and how the Department is evaluating these initiatives and setting guidelines for further expansion.

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 and resources on this topic are available on our website at

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