The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, from altered travel patterns to the need for outdoor dining space, have spurred cities to work quickly and embrace pop-up projects. Using low-cost, readily available materials, cities across the world have rapidly tested new street designs to meet shifting community needs. To help city staff transition from pandemic response to recovery, this workshop examines how to evaluate which temporary pop-ups should be converted to permanent projects. Panelists discuss an equity-centered approach to exploring metrics used to evaluate and prioritize projects, as well as frameworks to help consider and decide which projects to take from pop-up to permanent.
Alex Hanson - Sam Schwartz
David Smith - Chicago DOT
Lian Farhi - Sam Schwartz
Po Sun - Sam Schwartz
Siddharth Shah - Sam Schwartz
Beatriz Rodrigues Andrade - Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety
Demetrio Scopelliti - Director of Urban Planning and Public Space, City of Milan