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Pop-Up to Permanent: Delivering Lasting Impacts from Pilot Projects

Pop-Up to Permanent: Delivering Lasting Impacts from Pilot Projects

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, from altered travel patterns to the need for outdoor dining space, have spurred cities to work quickly and embrace pop-up projects. Using low-cost, readily available materials, cities across the world have rapidly tested new street designs to meet shifting community needs. To help city staff transition from pandemic response to recovery, this workshop will examine how to evaluate which temporary pop-ups should be converted to permanent projects. Attendees will use an equity-centered approach to explore metrics used to evaluate and prioritize projects and will leave with a framework to help consider and decide which projects they’ll take from pop-up to permanent.

Attendees will:
– Learn about current practices around pop-up projects from both national and global perspectives.
– Develop a decision-making and consideration framework for selecting pop-up projects to become permanent.
– Understand the distinction between a successful pop-up project and a pop-up project that should be made permanent, as well as how to measure both parameters.
– Learn how to integrate community involvement into the decision-making process, including historically marginalized populations.
– Understand key steps, and potential barriers, in converting temporary pop-ups to permanent projects.

Friday, December 4
1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

If you’re a full convening participant who has registered for this workshop, you can access the join link in your virtual event lobby.

Select recordings will be available to the public in January.

This workshop is eligible for 2 AICP CM credits. 

Translation available on Zoom: Español, Português.