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Circulate San Diego Releases New Report on Placemaking

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 create a new process to make community dreams, some of which are relatively simple, become reality. 

Read the Report online [PDF]


Headline: Give Us Five Minutes TODAY to Make San Diego Safer

We have a great way for your to help Circulate San Diego's cause that doesn't take any money and only takes 5 minutes of your time. 

The Momentum Awards Gala that takes place on October 26th is our one and only fundraiser each year. The proceeds from ticket sales help us do our work to make San Diego safer. This year, we're trying out a few new strategies to get the word out about the availability of tickets to the Awards. One of them is a technology called Thunderclap. It uses the concept of a "flash mob" or concentrated chatter on a topic on a particular day to increase the visibility of a certain call to action. In our case, the call to action is to purchase Momentum Awards tickets. 


If you have a Facebook and/or Twitter account, please sign on as a supporter* of this Thunderclap campaign TODAY and invite 7 San Diego-based friends who care about this topic to do the same. 

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MTS to Provide Audio of Board Meetings

This week MTS decided to begin providing audio recording of MTS board meetings online. The recordings will begin being posted for the next board meeting on September 15th.

KPBS reporter Andrew Bowen reported on the details of the story and reached out to Circulate San Diego Policy Counsel, Colin Parent for comment.

Read the comments and the entire KPBS story here.

Press Release: Two Pedestrian Fatalities in Two Days Underscore Need for Safety, Vision Zero in San Diego

There have been two pedestrian fatalities in San Diego over the past few days. 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.

Multiple news sources picked up the stories on the fatalities:

Read Circulate San Diego's Press Release here

Save the Date: Vision Zero Symposium

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming Circulate San Diego event, the Vision Zero Symposium on September 28th at 5:30 pm at Bread & Salt.
Stay tuned for an official Calendar invite in the coming weeks.