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Education Session - Panel Format

MON-C06 - Prototype to Permanent: Designing Short-term Projects for Long-term Change

Monday, October 23
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Urban prototypes, such as guerrilla wayfinding, DIY bike lanes, and pop-up parks, have emerged as cost-effective approaches to testing temporary, community-based ideas prior to investing in large-budget landscapes. In this session, learn how to take an idea from temporary prototype to permanent project.

Learning Objectives:

Mike Lydon

The Street Plans Collaborative

Mike Lydon is a Principal of Street Plans, an international award-winning planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami, New York City, and San Francisco. With Tony Garcia, Mike is the recipient of the 2017 Seaside Prize and co-author of Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change, published by Island Press and named by Planetizen as one of the top 10 planning books in 2015. Mike received a B.A. in American Cultural Studies from Bates College and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. Mike lives in Brooklyn and encourages you to trade four wheels for two.


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Nina Chase

Senior Project Manager

Nina Chase is the Senior Project Manager at Riverlife, in Pittsburgh, PA. She works at the intersection of landscape architecture and urban design; positioning landscape architecture as a foundational building block for cities. Formerly an Associate at Sasaki, Nina’s professional experience includes the award winning temporary park, The Lawn on D, Rebuild by Design, and Sea Change: Boston. A graduate of Harvard’s GSD and West Virginia University, Nina’s career is additionally informed by teaching and volunteering. Nina is an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University and currently sits on the board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.


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Kimberly Garza Stanush

ATLAS Lab Inc.

Kimberly Garza is Founder and Director of ATLAS Lab Inc., a community driven urban design studio focused on enlivening and building healthy communities through landscape architecture and art. She has received widespread recognition for her work, including being named’s 40 under 40 urban innovator for the 2015 Vanguard Conference. In addition to her practice, she teaches advanced landscape architecture courses at the University of California, Davis. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in landscape architecture from University of California, Berkeley.


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Neil Hrushowy

City Design Group at San Francisco Planning Department

Neil Hrushowy is the manager of the City Design Group in the San Francisco Planning Department. The City Design Group provides urban design services for the City, combining the disciplines of city planning, architecture and landscape architecture. Its responsibilities include placemaking, design review, design innovation, urban design policy, and research, with a portfolio that ranges from the micro-scale of the parklet to the neighborhood-wide scale of a public realm plan. New initiatives include the Market Street Prototyping Festival, which has brought a crowd-sourced design approach to San Francisco’s most important public space.


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MON-C06 - Prototype to Permanent: Designing Short-term Projects for Long-term Change

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