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April 14, 2020
In communities throughout the U.S., public spaces, including parks, plazas, and even sidewalks, have become a “home” for thousands of people. This phenomenon has become commonplace in nearly all major urban areas and has led to a variety of responses from elected officials, planners, and even private citizens; efforts that are at times both compassionate and punitive. In the face of a public health crisis, these efforts become especially important.
This webinar highlights strategies that can address the complex challenges presented by the use of public spaces in a manner never anticipated by city planners, architects, and designers - to “house” those in need. A humane, far-sighted response begins with design and continues with ongoing engagement as well as support services that people truly need and embrace. Presenters also address what homelessness can mean in the age of social distancing and “shelter in place” orders.
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All live On the Park Bench webinars qualify for one CEU credit from AICP (click here for more on tracking and reporting). Additionally, CNU-A members can earn one CEU credit for all live and recorded On the Park Bench webinars (click here for more information on tracking and reporting).