As a Senior Planner for the Chinatown Community Development Center, I served as the main project lead and transportation planner on behalf of CCDC for the Chinatown Broadway Street Design project. The Chinatown Broadway Street Design project was funded by a $250,000 Caltrans Environmental Justice planning grant and involved a joint partnership with the San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco Department of Public Works, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. The goal was to develop a community-based vision to improve pedestrian conditions along Broadway from Columbus Avenue to the Broadway Tunnel in downtown San Francisco. I wrote and executed the public engagement strategy, coordinated translation of all outreach, workshop, and presentation materials, organized and led community meetings in which we translated complex planning terms and gathered feedback from a monolingual Cantonese-speaking population, conducted one-on-one merchant interviews and focus groups, and worked with the San Francisco Planning Department to host the community outreach workshops. I documented public input to inform the community plan and contributed significant writing to the production of the final report. As a result of our efforts , the plan was unanimously supported by a wide range of community stakeholders and received $7M in funding for capital improvements.
Presentation at the American Planning Association National Conference, Los Angeles, April 15, 2012.