SOUTH COLTON LATINO URBAN DESIGN
In partnership with PlaceIt! and Dudek we conducted community outreach and urban design services as part of the SCAG-funded South Colton Active Transportation Overlay. After a series of hands-on, interactive, and sensory-based community-engagement events, we developed a set of proposed street sections for the neighborhood that not only sought to reflect the needs and desires of South Colton's residents but also the Latino cultural aspects of the neighborhood that make the place unique. As such, we proposed more of a DIY approach to streetscape design, encouraging front-yard gathering spaces, fences, basketball hoops in parkways, shade trees, potted plants, and a whole host of other design elements that can help treat front yards, streets, and sidewalks more like gathering spaces and plazas and less like simply spaces for movement or display.
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