Wichita Downtown Revitalization Master Plan - Wichita, Kansas
PlaceMatters partnered with Goody Clancy to help Wichita, Kansas create a Revitalization Master Plan for its downtown. PlaceMatters' work focused on using online tools, mobile technologies, and the AnyWare suite of tools for public meetings to help Wichita citizens create a common vision for the revitalization of their downtown.
The team focused on economic analysis and connecting downtown sites as part of the planning process. The project's goals included creating a plan for a "24/7" downtown and creating a strong business plan.
PlaceMatters conducted "Walk-shops" in Wichita to help launch the plan process. Walk-shop participants got an introduction to walkability concepts and then took a walk around downtown, taking photographs of elements that affect the pedestrian environment. They then returned and, using AnyWare tools, discussed and voted on key concepts that emerged.
Media and Other Coverage:
- KSN Channel 3 Coverage of Walk-shops, with video news clip
- Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Blog
- Wichita Eagle Press Coverage
- Wichita Business Journal Coverage