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Hi Tucson/Phoenix! Hi Jim!
Go Flagstaff! Here’s Terry’s website: https://downtownflagstaff.org/
Jessica wears many hats! Here’s her website: https://www.urbanphoenixproject.org/
Elect Jessica Bueno for Phoenix El!
Kylie’s group is here: https://livingstreetsalliance.org/
www.pinnacleprevention.org and firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry, was the City of Flagstaff helpful in streamlining their rules and regulations for outdoor dining, use of public spaces, etc.
I'm in NW AZ (Kingman) and Covid is taking a toll on our local businesses. Our City Council had previously approved a main street parklet program, with a 50% matching program up to $5k. After Covid, they amended the program to a 90% match up to $9k. None have been built yet, but hopefully we can get the ball rolling soon.
@Joshua, that’s great to hear! There are no shortage of resources for materials that can be used for parklets. Holler if you need to be connected to any!
So many improvements in downtown Kingman! Thanks to the local Main Street organization for getting the ball rolling (and the City for supporting their efforts)! https://www.kingmanmainstreet.com/
"Never let a good crisis go to waste."
Sam - we don’t pull them. The picnic tables are intentionally heavy, and the bistro tables are inexpensive and remain out. If you have manpower - you can cable and lock the bistro sets…but we don’t so we leave them out.
Partners: City Parks provided the picnic tables. FDBA provided bistro tables. City Beautification provided flowers and other beautification elements.
It would be beneficial to incorporate shade and add more comfort to urban spaces.
Yeah like inter-urban trails for hiking through town
Two strong urban advocates in Phoenix , Lindsay Kinkade and Kirby Hoyt, pulled together this “how to” on parklets: https://issuu.com/designrepublicus/docs/designrepublic_cityofphoenixparklet
6th Avenue south of Roosevelt in Downtown Phoenix has a great example of trees as shade. Planted by the neighborhood and the developer and the City of Phoenix back in the early/mid 2000s. Many parties involved. Now, almost 20 years later, the shade on 6th Avenue is impactful.
@Kylie thanks for that. I've come across some good stuff from NACTO, but I'd love other supplemental materials.Thank you Jim for the parklet link!
Like the “Slower Streets” idea in Downtown Phoenix. Are there national examples?
Goodbye Corbett porch, thanks DT Links!
Speaking of shade, to advocate for it in Phoenix, this afternoon is the City of Phoenix Urban Heat Island / Tree & Shade Subcommittee. City leaders need to keep hearing that trees, shade, and open space are important. https://www.facebook.com/events/655912628370069
That parquet is at XO coffee house in Tucson.
Note the tree…we are making a huge (sometimes more successful than others) effort to plant trees in areas of Tucson where there is little shade. Equitably distributed shade is a very important guideline that is sometimes not seen clearly by planners and policy makers. etc.
From Samantha Jackson: @Reid research "traffic calming" - we think there are options to add plant material and art to VB's medians that would signal to drivers to drive slow down
@Reid, many many communities across the US and world are realizing "20 is plenty" (20mph is fast enough for many areas) as part of Vision Zero and complete streets efforts. One example is Denver: https://denverstreetspartnership.org/what-we-do/twenty-is-plenty/
Thank you for the traffic calming comment. A Slower Streets policy in the Capitol Mall would be quite significant, to slow down the “speedy” cut-thru traffic on Washington/Jefferson/Van Buren.
Congrats and thanks to the City of Tempe for adopting Vision Zero principles. https://www.tempe.gov/government/engineering-and-transportation/transportation/vision-zero What other Arizona communities have done so?
Come down to Tucson during winter and utilize our public spaces
The barriers on Aspen are water filled, so the lane closure will come up when temperatures begin to freeze. However, seating in the alley and Heritage Square will remain.
Our next step is to place a QR code on the tables which takes patrons to a list of businesses so they can order directly from their table, Restaurant will either deliver, or prepare for carryout.
The Tucson Small Scale Development Coalition invites you to participate in a one-day workshop on October 6th to help neighborhoods and communities fill vacant lots (future active public spaces!) and fix decaying buildings through the small scale development movement. Details here: https://www.prlog.org/12838995-tucson-small-scale-development-workshop-set-for-oct-6.html
It's in the chat^
Congrats to Tucson for receiving this award for their Complete Streets policy: https://tucson.com/news/local/road-runner-national-health-group-give-tucson-a-gold-medal-for-complete-streets-transportation-policy/article_cbb00f55-e9cf-5d25-a524-82448444876b.html
I would love resources on public/street trees/shade.Mohave County recently implemented a citizen-driven 'Adopt-A-Median' beautification program, but expressly prohibited tree planting, "due to tree trunks being potentially harmful to errant vehicles when struck". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
'Errant' vehicles lol
Re gentrification and displacement, Silvia Urritia, formerly with Raza Development Corp. and now with a development firm seeking to build affordable housing, moderated this panel discussion last year: https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/addressing-and-mitigating-gentrification-and-displacement/ and wrote this report based on all of the workshops she organized: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A45ec90d0-93a8-4e33-8d06-fab862e30100#pageNum=3
Thank you! This was great information!
Thank you all for taking some time to center community! So important to not cause more trauma as we're moving forward with well intentioned responses and ideas
Many are working to crrate significantly more financial resources for affordable housign in 2021 and 2022 and beyond, including the AZ Housing Coalition and the AZ MultiHousing Assn. I can send that information to Serena.
Thanks all panelists and participants! Keep up the great work. It matters!
Great discussion! Thank you for putting this webinar together Serena. Excellent work as always!
Amazing conversation! So hopeful to see all this activity across Arizona and building walkable, vibrant and healthy communities.
This was a really wonderful opportunity to hear from everyone across Arizona - thank you for putting on such a great discussion/event!
Thank you for this session
Yay panelists! It’s been great to see geographic diversity and wealth of experience!