Partnering with Business Improvement Districts…

Partnering with Business Improvement Districts to Create ‘Streets for People’ Parklet Plazas in Los Angeles” by Gary Benjamin provides fresh guidance on the creation of optimum community partnerships.  The establishes the qualities belonging to a community partner and to the partnership agreement that are most important to a successful parklet project.1 The study examines individual BID-managed parklet project cases in New York City and San Francisco by conducting interviews with BID directors and staff, as well as public agency personnel in the NYC Plaza Program and SF Pavement to Parks. The study also establishes the applicability of the lessons learned from parklet projects in other cities.

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