The Heart of Davie Village Plaza: Colorfully Connecting People and Place via @sustaincities

The Heart of Davie Village Plaza: Colorfully Connecting People and Place via @sustaincities

“When creating public spaces, community engagement is extremely important to VIVA and the City of Vancouver,” explained VIVA’s lead planner Krisztina Kassay during a recent interview with PPS, “so we looked for opportunities to bring the community into the planning and implementation process.” To identify short-term improvements and to think about the future design and use of the plaza, VIVA collected extensive input through in-person surveys on location and local resident surveys, and they closely monitored use of the space. The involvement of the community was an essential part of this project at every stage. After the trial closure of the block for 2012 Pride events, for example, local planners conducted a series of “walkshops” in which community members and urban designers would together identify the neighborhood’s most storied and culturally significant areas. Legenda...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/projectpublicspace...

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