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UrbanDig Project Omonia – Innovative artistic practices for sustainable urban communities
UrbanDig Projectt supports bottom-up activities and intends to build trust inside the communities by integrating innovative practices in ways that are outside traditional norms but expect to share a common interest in the neighborhood leading to its’ sustainable development.
Scrabble in the Park
Create a giant Scrabble board for a community game in public spaces.
Public Space Stewardship Guide
San Francisco CA has issued the Public Space Stewardship Guide: A toolkit for funding, programming and maintenance. Focused on parks and small scale projects, the guide is presented in both pdf and a web-based formats.
Corvalis Metropolitan Planning Area Scenario Viewer
The Corvallis Metropolitan Planning Area (CAMPO) strategic assessment modeled policy combinations and context factors to find out how different choices (policy factors like community design) and different external influences (context factors such as fuel prices) could affect future vehicle miles traveled, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, travel costs, and other outcomes in the region.
Boston’s City Hall to Go
City Hall To Go visits Boston’s neighborhoods throughout the year, offering a select menu of city services directly to constituents. The truck can also be deployed to special events, block parties and street festivals, as well as select seasonal services as resident needs shift throughout the year.
Glasgow’s Future City Dashboard
The city of Glasgow, Scotland created a customizable dashboard for residents and tourists including information on weather, air quality, transportation and more.
People St. – pre-permitted public improvements in Los Angeles
People St is a one-stop shop for information, resources, and materials to construct plazas, parklets, and bicycle corrals. People St. streamlines the process installing these three types of projects in Los Angeles neighborhoods. People St. represents one of the many tools in Los Angeles’ Great Streets toolbox
“Add a tree to your street” public engagement tool
Project Great Streets printed 4 inch trees on mylar. People can hold up the image on treeless streets to imagine what a street tree may look like. It is like “photoshopping” trees onto the streetscape in real time.
Neighborhood Partnering Program – Austin TX
The Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) provides opportunities for community and neighborhood organizations to affect public improvements by sharing in the costs of those efforts with the City of Austin. Cost sharing can be achieved through cash contributions, in-kind contributions, or donated labor (sweat-equity).
Neighborhood Consultation Explainer Video
NSW Australia produced a 1:18 minute video to explain neighbor consultations, which are required for property owners undertaking renovation, demolition or new construction.
Community Button Campaign – “Not Myself Today”
The “Not Myself Today” campaign is an annual week addressing mental health and well-being. In 2012, Blok Design, working with Partners in Mental Health, used campaign style buttons with a range of moods and feelings. Organizers chose an area with high foot traffic, encouraging pedestrians to “wear their feelings.” The campaign seeks to reduce the stigma of mental health and to open the dialogue on mental health.
"What is Zoning?" Toolkit
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) created toolkits to help community advocates teach the basics on zoning and affordable housing. These are public engagement multipliers that spread baseline education beyond traditional local government-led sessions.
GoTriangle "I Heart Transit" Campaign
IN 2012, the transit consortium GoTriangle launched “I ♥Transit” campaign featuring a gallery of local businesses and recognizable faces that support sustainable transportation, and a traveling photobooth.