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Interim Strategies and Metrics to Support Long-Term Change

Changing decades of embedded practice in urban street design can be challenging. Limited funding, regulatory restrictions, and a lack of proven local precedents can lead to hesitation in the face of innovative design solutions. Interim design strategies–such as tapping into the low-cost power of paint, flexi-posts, and planters–are a method to enable faster change. Cities can use quick-build tools and tactics to improve their streets and public spaces in the near-term.

This training, based on national and international experiences, offers examples of how cities can apply interim design strategies to improve streets in the short term, and how these projects support experimentation and iteration, enabling longer-term change.

Starting from an existing site design, this highly interactive workshop will walk you through:

  • defining a simple implementation strategy for interim street transformations
  • defining a timeline of the overall process
  • from outreach and community engagement to procurement, metrics collection, and programming
  • strategizing stakeholder involvement in government partners, non-profits, and private sectors 
  • collecting meaningful metrics to support change, building a virtuous cycle for more transformative projects on the ground

Fee: $175; includes breakfast

3.0 credit hours