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Parklet Update

15 Feb
Image from Cynthia Guzman

Image from Cynthia Guzman

Los Angeles now has four parklets in place. The photos above were taken by ELP’s own Cynthia Guzman during the official opening for the Spring Street installments earlier this month. The LA sidewalk parks come on the heels of reports from Long Beach that the parklets installed in that city are netting tangible economic benefits for some lucky restaurateurs. In Downtown Los Angeles, the neighborhood council is “mid-stream in conducting [a] Parklet Impact Study,” so expect more hard numbers in a few months. Also, they’re soliciting new ideas for more locations, so email away!

Park(ing) Day + Parklets

13 Sep

It’s that time of the year when parking spaces are transformed from automotive resting pads to little urban oases. Park(ing) Day will be on Friday, September 21st, so keep an eye out for these temporary public spaces. Continue reading

SF Better Streets: Public Engagement 2.0

13 Jul

As we noted a few months back, cities are rolling out more transparent platforms for public engagement and trying to demystify the complex and largely underwhelming processes that dictate local governance. In a move to make the inner-workings of the approvals process more accessible, San Francisco has launched sfbetterstreets. The program was developed to provide a comprehensive how-to guide that explains the city’s permitting system for different types of projects. Continue reading