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Public workshop on Aspen pedestrian mall’s future is June 24

Staff report

Another public event regarding the design and function of Aspen’s outdoor pedestrian malls is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24.

Participants will gather at Aspen City Hall and then head to the malls on Hyman and Cooper avenues as part of the event.

Project for Public Spaces will join the city of Aspen and its partner Design Workshop in the workshop, which will focus on gathering insights and ideas for improvements regarding the malls’ design and function. A light lunch will be provided.

“Placemaking is a collaborative process that strengthens the connection between people and the places they share,” said Meg Walker with Project for Public Spaces. “The Aspen pedestrian mall is a successful space for many reasons, including the passionate and vibrant local community. This workshop aims to engage the community by discussing how the pedestrian mall is currently used, reaching consensus on stakeholder concerns and reviewing potential activities and uses that the mall could accommodate.”

The event is appropriate for all ages and will include a presentation on successful spaces around the world to serve as a catalyst for brainstorming. The workshop includes on-site evaluations within the mall by groups of participants using a simple place evaluation method. The workshop will be facilitated by Project for Public Spaces.

RSVP at 970-618-1457 or info@aspenpedestrianmall.com. For more information, visit aspenpedestrianmall.com.


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