Planning and Development Unit
The Planning and Development Unit researches ways to create citizen-led placemaking projects that enhance an area's sense of place. The process involves identifying potential team partners, and marrying them together with resources and assets from the community to form a "collaboration." Together these "collaborators" address community development challenges using innovative tactical urbanism strategies, such as building outdoor seating that encourages social connectivity, or testing temporary bike lanes to analyze car/bike functionality on a particular roadway. The Planning and Development Unit uses these small scale projects to catalyze long-term change.