Today, Circulate San Diego released a cutting-edge report titled A Place for Placemaking in San Diego, calling for the City to leverage the power of creative, community-led projects as a resource to make progress on City goals. The report details recent challenges with local placemaking projects and a series of recommendations to simplify the process based on multiple case studies.
A Place for Placemaking can be viewed online at http://circulatesd.org/placeforplacemakingRead more
Both in San Diego and around the country, there are signs that leveraging the power of arts and culture into traditional planning processes can improve neighborhoods while better serving community interests. This convergence of interests has created a field that practitioners are calling creative placemaking. The movement is growing rapidly in part because cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to redevelop communities in ways that not only increase economic development, but also build social capital among community residents.
In San Diego, the movement is grassroots oriented, bubbling up through community-led projects. As the projects continue, City staff is being asked to simplify the process to make community dreams, some of which are relatively simple, become reality. Examples include street paint, benches, art in vacant lots, murals, decorative crosswalks, alley activation, landscaping, wayfinding signage, and temporary mobility enhancements-all promoted to revitalize neighborhoods and jump start the building of social capital. As much as these projects are about the product, they are also about the process. That means an authentic, community-led process that respects community history and values.Read more
Press Release: Two Pedestrian Fatalities in Two Days Underscore Need for Safety, Vision Zero in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (August 22, 2016) – A pedestrian was killed early morning Sunday in a hit-and-run crash on the 4900 block of El Cajon Boulevard.
UPDATE (August 24, 2016) - Another pedestrian death was reported by San Diego Police. An unidentified 78 year old male was struck by a vehicle while he attempted to cross University Avenue Tuesday night. The driver failed to stop at the collision and was later taken into custody for felony hit and run and misdemeanor DUI.
These crashes are yet another reminder of how important it is for our region’s leaders to commit to Vision Zero, a campaign to make our streets safe from serious injuries and deaths. El Cajon Boulevard is one of the eight most dangerous corridors in the City of San Diego, as identified by research from Circulate San Diego in our groundbreaking Vision Zero report: http://www.circulatesd.org/visionzerosd.Read more