Posted on December 04, 2012 10:17 AM
Lunch-time talk on placemaking, walkability, and health
As part of Chicago Architecture Foundation’s weekly LunchTalks@CAF, Janet Attarian, project director at the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), will speak on “Urban Interventions for Placemaking: Making Walkable Streets for Healthy Neighborhoods.”
Make Way for People is a new program launched by CDOT, which promotes temporary or easily-removable strategies for quickly and inexpensively creating new public space in the public right of way. The program consists of four initiatives: People Spots, People Streets, People Plazas, and People Alleys. Ms. Attarian will discuss how the program was developed, review the projects implemented thus far, and describe how CDOT is evaluating these initiatives and setting guidelines for further expansion.