Join Streetsblog on 1/18 for “Planning the Future of Our Streets”

Thanks for the poster: American Institue of Architects, Pasadena and Foothill Chapter

Thanks for the poster: American Institue of Architects, Pasadena and Foothill Chapter

(Note: KPCC, who runs the Crawford Family Forum, wants you to RSVP for the event to make sure we’re not “sold out.”  The event is free and open to the public.  You can RSVP by clicking here.)

We’re two weeks away from “Planning the Future of Our Streets,” the interactive presentation on sidewalks and urban planning being held at the Crawford Family Forum at 474 South Raymond Street in Pasadena.  The event runs from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and is free and open to the public, although an RSVP is required.  The event is co-sponsored with KPCC, American Institue of Architects, Pasadena and Foothill Chapter, and Pasadena Magazine with support from Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange, Gangi Architects, and the Pasadena Playhouse District.

Excitement for the event is already pretty high.  Pasadena Magazine announced the event in their January edition and both KPCC and the local branch of the American Institute of Architects are helping to promote the event.

The event will be in three parts.

First, UCLA Planning Professor Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris will kick off the evening with a discussion of pedestrian planning, focusing on why more people aren’t choosing to walk in Los Angeles County and beyond.

Once we’ve discussed why sidewalk planning is important, the audience will take over.  Guided by James Rojas, the audience will create its own model (or models, pending the number of people who show up) of what they would want the perfect street to look like.

To end the evening, a panel discussion, led by Pasadena Magazine’s editor-in-chief Linda Immediato, will lead a panel discussion with Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Mark Gangi of Gangi Architects and of AIA Pasadena Foothill Chapter, Felicia Williams of C.I.C.L.E. and Erlinda Romo with the Pasadena Playhouse District.  This team will wrap up te evening’s events and lead a discussion about what we can do with what we learned.