Community Conversations

Community Conversations is a free education series in which the community hears from and interacts with experts about ways to enhance downtown Los Altos.

Past Community Conversations include:

 

What You See Is What You Get: The Latest in Design & Planning Tools for Visualizing Developments with Bill Maston (March 5, 2015)

Can Los Altos effectively plan, finance, and develop civic projects it wants?, with Bob Klein (Monday, November 10, 2014)

 


The Housing Crisis That Could Ruin Our Economy, with John Barton (October 23, 2014)

 


Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum on Vibrancy and Sustainability (October 1, 2014)

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                            PDF’s of Placemaking Team Reports:

                            Parks and Rec Placemaking Team, Fred Kent workshop (1.27.14)

                            Playground Placemaking Team, Fred Kent workshop (1.27.14)

                            Senior Center Placemaking Team, Fred Kent workshop (1.27.14)

                            Library Placemaking Team, Fred Kent workshop (1.27.14)

                            History Museum Placemaking Team, Fred Kent workshop

                            City Hall Team Placemaking Team, Fred Kent workshop (1.27.14)

                            Bus Barn Theater Placemaking Team, Fred Kent workshop (1.27.14)

A Multi-Generational Multi-Use Community Center: Making a Place to Build Community, with Anabel Pelham, Lisa Hendrickson Tyler Phillips and Margaret Wilmer (Wednesday, March 26):

  • The Legacy of Planning, with Bill Maston (December 11, 2013)
  • Safe Routes to Downtown: What can we do to improve the safety of pedestrian and bicycle routes to downtown Los Altos, especially across busy roads like Foothill and San Antonio? With Darby Watson (Wednesday, October 2, 2013)
  • Picture This…Roundabouts in Los Altos? With Michael Wallwork (AKA, “Roundabout Dundee”
  • Community Visioning and Planning Processes:  Lessons from San Bruno, with Aaron Aknin (February 20, 2013)
  • Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum on Downtown Vibrancy and Sustainability (September 27, 2012)

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  • A Multi-Generational Multi-Use Community Center: Making a Place to Build Community, with Anabel Pelham, Lisa Hendrickson Tyler Phillips and Margaret Wilmer (Wednesday, March 26)
  • Destination Retail! What consumers are looking for in a shopping experience, with Mary Heffernan (Thursday, March 13)
  • Life After Dark. Let’s go to the movies! An epic tale of downtown resilience, with Arne Croce (February 5, 2014)
  • Placemaking a multi-generational Community Center and Library, with Fred Kent (January 27, 2014)

 

  • Is Los Altos Planning Ahead? Should we have a Downtown Master Plan? With Robyn Reed and Riki Nishimura (August 22, 2012)

      • Is Los Altos Dense? Keys to unlocking downtown vibrancy for all Los Altans, with Jerry Sorensen (July 11, 2012)

      • Los Altos Community Placemaking Walkabout and Workshop, with Fred Kent and Kathy Madden (June 15-16, 2012)

      • Why is Los Altos Dead After Dark? a. vampires b. zombies c. other – Design for Night & Day Life, with Bill Maston and David Rock

      • The Gateways Trilogy, with Bill Maston

      • Los Altos Placemaking: How the community can transform our public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs, with Fred Kent (March 22, 2012)

     • Community Tutorial on the process of private development on public property and identifying the community’s interests, with Ed Everett (August 31, 2011)