Anthropologists and planners are continuously studying why certain places hold special meaning to people. Evidence suggests it comes down to the locations having a strong identity, a “sense of place” and character that is felt by residents and visitors. In the St. Louis area locations like The Hill, The Loop and Forest Park hold this type of identity. However, when it comes to this special “sense of place,” the area’s MetroLink stations don’t come to mind. For commuters in our region, transit stations are merely brief stops on the way to another destination. Yet, the possibility exists for these public spaces at stations to become vibrant community centers.
To help put the “place” making process in motion around transit in St. Louis, Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP in St. Louis teamed up this fall to host a series of walk audits at key MetroLink Stations. Led by Arcturis, the walk audits worked to identify ways each station can capitalize on its assets to promote health, opportunity and well-being for transit users, as well as everyone else who lives, works and plays near that station. Now we are offering the opportunity to hear the results of our research. Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 5 p.m. for a CMT & AARP in St. Louis Report to the Community on Placemaking & Transit at the Moonrise Hotel in The Loop.
Now is the time to start thinking about what’s happening outside of the windows on MetroLink, and start looking beyond the trip from point A to Point B. Come hear ways we can refocus our vision for these areas and begin establishing a “sense of place” that can help transform neighborhoods and connect our communities.
Join us for the CMT & AARP in St. Louis Report to the Community on Placemaking & Transit
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Moonrise Hotel, Gemini Room
6177 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
5 p.m. Registration and Networking — 5:30 p.m. Program
Light refreshments will be provided.
Accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus.