San Francisco + San José + Oakland
A New Tool for Achieving Coexistence in Public Space
12:30 p.m. | Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Photo by flickr user Charles Edward Miller
If public spaces are to be open and accessible for all people, what should coexistence look like in these environments? How can we begin to determine what behaviors are considered appropriate in public space and then uphold them as a social contract? In 2019, SPUR launched a long-term planning and research initiative for San Jose’s Guadalupe River Park. To support this work, we partnered with Gehl to develop a dialogue and engagement toolkit that helps facilitate productive, empathetic conversations and inform design and policy decisions to address homelessness in public spaces. While the tool was created to address a specific local challenge, it was also designed for universal applicability. Come learn how this tool can help foster a greater level of understanding and agreement for achieving coexistence in public space anywhere.
+ Anna Muessig / Gehl
+ Eamon O'Connor / Gehl
+ Michelle Huttenhoff / SPUR
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