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Manassas Street, A Tactical and Artistic Urban Street Transformation in Memphis - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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Today's cities are often strapped for budget dollars and desire to provide more amenities in streetscapes and public spaces. Interim design solutions as used on the Manassas Street streetscape show how this can be accomplished quickly and more affordably, but doing so in an artful way.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Gain insight into how interim design strategies can be used to test design ideas, foster change, and activate public spaces faster and more affordably.
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities in partnering with city staff to get interim design solutions approved and built.
  • Learn how interim design projects can be spearheaded, funded, and maintained by neighborhood groups like community development corporations and central business improvement districts.
  • Examine creative ways of working with artists to incorporate art into public space and streetscape projects from the early planning stages through construction.


  • Daniel Ashworth, ASLA, AICP, Senior Associate Landscape Architect, Alta Planning + Design
  • Susannah Barton, Quality Public Spaces Program Manager, Memphis Medical District Collaborative
  • Cat Peña, Artist/ Public Art Consultant, Collabortory / Independent Public Art Consultant


  • 1.50 - PDH

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