For Planning Workshop in the University of Pennsylvania City Planning graduate program, our team of eight* researched, analyzed, presented, and designed a speculative 10-year neighborhood plan︎︎︎ for the historic neighborhood of Tacony in northeast Philadelphia.
As the lead designer of the team, I utilized co-design methods to ensure everyone had a role to play in the visual direction of the project. I also developed and maintained our brand and cartography standards, designed layouts, and packaged our PDF for print and web.
A framework of five focus areas and four goals
Data visualization using ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator
Alternatives to explore trade-offs between goals
Recommendations made real using urban design techniques
*Made with love by Zahara Ahmadi, Mia Cherayil, Lynn Chong, Nata Kovalova, Danny Powers, Julius Venuti, and Yan Wang, and with the deft guidance of Joanna Winchester
Endnote: Because of the speculative nature of this project, and the condensed timeline, this plan was done without the community engagement we believe is foundational to any good plan. We hope that this work can still inspire the excellent work of organizations that are doing the community-embeded work to improve Tacony such as the Tacony Community Development Corporation and the Tacony Civic Association.