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The “My City” Approach to Initiating

Projects PASADENA PASSAGES PART II: A PILOT PROJECT OF “MY CITY” 2016

THE PASSAGES PROJECT EXPANDING ON A 1916 PROPOSAL FOR A PEDESTRIAN PROMENADE

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ABRIDGED DRAFT

PA S A D E N A PA S S A G E S .O R G

The Passages Project Document serves as an example case study and potential pilot project. The latest draft can be found at pasadenapassages.org

Writing in 1916, Dean Damon describes the way in which “My City” created “‘Orders for a City.’ The concluding feature of the exhibit is the display of ‘projects.’ A number of bristol board screens of standard size are arranged along the walls and on frames extending out onto the room, upon which are displayed photographs and diagrams, calling attention to the many suggestions which have been sent to the City Planning Committee. A ballot was also prepared, in the form or an order blank, and the visitors given an opportunity to express their preferences for the various projects. This expression of public opinion is the crux of the whole exhibit. Everything else is accessory.” As in 1916, creating a stronger connection between the early visioning and later logistical stages of planning would concentrate primarily on Projects. Potential topics explored to the left suggest a range of existing landscapes in Pasadena that can be effectively explored through a more inclusive and engaging visioning process before the planning department starts creating a Specific Plan. Through the pages that follow, the process for drafting both a Project Document and companion Overview Video will use the Passages Project as an example case study of how the “My City” process can be updated for the 21st century.

Passages Project Overview Movie serves as an introduction to the project. A draft can be found at pasadenapassages.org

Dean Damon’s “Clearing House Policy” of combining history, a frank assessment of the present, and then collecting new ideas along with a public survey, provides an effective way to explore a broad range of potential solutions.

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CONTENTS A “Clearing House” Policy.................112 Project Document Structure............113 The Project Document and Video Approach..113 Project Document Process..............114 The Revision Principle.............115

The goal of the project document and companion overview video is to provide bottom-up momentum for those projects the city may choose to adopt or modify, helping to better connect the public’s vision with the results that follow.

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PROJECTS

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PLANITORIUM

NEXT STEPS

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