The City has embarked on an innovative community engagement process in partnership with Project for Public Spaces to enable the community to have a greater role in the design and development, both private and public, for the overall benefit to the City. Placemaking inspires people to collectively re-imagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of the community. This is your city - you're encouraged to attend the below workshops and let your thoughts be heard!
In parallel, the City has several educational workshops, including land use policy issues and an update on the General Plan.
For more information, contact the Community Development department at 408-615-2450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Oct. 20, 2018||Mission Branch Library Placemaking Workshop
||Mission Branch Library||The Mission Branch Library was identified as one of three important community locations at the June 10 “Power of 10” workshop. A workshop led by the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) took place from 10 AM until Noon on Saturday, October 20 at the library. Community members, including representatives of the City Council, neighborhood residents and various City commissions, identified specific activities and improvements that could be implemented to further activate the library as a public space.|
|June 10, 2017
||Santa Clara University
|This workshop will be led by Fred Kent of the Project for Public Spaces and utilize their "Power of 10" concept. The idea behind this concept is that places thrive when users have a range of reasons (10+) to be there. These might include a place to sit, playgrounds to enjoy, art to touch, music to hear, food to eat, history to experience, and people to meet. Ideally, some of these activities will be unique to that particular place, reflecting the culture and history of the surrounding community. Local residents who use this space most regularly will be the best source of ideas for which uses will work best.|
|May 11, 2017||City Hall
|A panel discussion featuring Rob Steinberg (chairman, Steinberg Architects), C.J. Gabe (assistant professor in environmental studies & sciences at Santa Clara University) and John O'Brien (senior director, retail estate at Nvidia Corporation), who will explore the role of new housing development in shaping neighborhoods, which contribute to placemaking in Santa Clara.|
|May 4, 2017
|A panel discussion featuring Steve Eimer (executive vice-president of Related Companies), Deke Hunter (president of Hunter Properties) and James Chung (executive manager director, Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Brokers), along with moderator Edith Ramirez (economic development director for the City of Morgan Hill), who will explore what cities can do to promote the use of retail in placemaking, including a discussion of the City's vision for redevelopment along the El Camino.|
|April 27, 2017
||Triton Museum of Art||A panel discussion featuring local artists and placemaking practitioner on the use of art to activate an area|
|March 28, 2017
|| Special Council Meeting
Review of General Plan
|A Study Session to review the General Plan|
|March 25, 2017
||90 N. Winchester Blvd Visioning Workshop||Santa Clara Senior Center||A Study Session to review the General Plan|
| March 24, 2017
||Placemaking - Creating the City of the Future||Santa Clara University
|Presentation by Internationally recognized place making expert and co-founder of Project for Public Spaces, Fred Kent|
| March 14, 2017
Santa Clara 3.0
|Don Weden will present Change, Growth and Planning: Envisioning Santa Clara County 3.0 as part of a Council Study Session|
Some of the Placemaking meetings have been recorded and are available on the City's YouTube channel.