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ASLA 2021 Spring Lecture – Chris Stebbins – The Need for Socially Vibrant Urban Plazas and Methods to Create Them

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06/17/2021

The Need for Socially Vibrant Urban Plazas and Methods to Create Them

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Date: 06/17/2021

Start time: 18:00

End time: 20:00

Venue: Go to Meeting

Address: , San Diego, , 92106

Description

When – June 17, 2021 – 6 – 8:00 pm
Where – Online
Cost – Free with your RSVP – A video link will be emailed to you after you complete this registration.

Join our webinar on June 17 at 6 pm as we discover the art of place making of Urban Plazas. The program will cover:
A BIT OF HISTORY of the former presence and loss of urban public spaces throughout America
PUBLIC LIFE STUDIES and the concept of the Third Place
The critical need for SOCIAL CONNECTION
Urban plazas are a MECHANISM TO BUILD COMMUNITY
What is an URBAN PLAZA?
UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES toward creating socially optimized urban plazas
A SCORING TOOL to measure existing public spaces for sociability & to develop new ones
REAL-WORLD examples of successful and not so successful urban plazas
LAST WORDS about what urban plazas can be

Urban public spaces, in the way of plazas and squares, play an essential role in the social, psychological, economic, and civic health of urban communities. These spaces also contribute to the cultural interest and vibrancy to a city. This presentation also introduces universal principles to ensure successful urban plazas, and a methodology to evaluate or create them.

Chris will share several of his favorite projects and discuss the design and implementation process behind his and other designers work.

Come join us for inspiration and education!

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