Blue Line: First Last Mile Plan
Pueblo partnered with seven Community-Based Organizations and Fehr and Peers on this Metro project to evaluate the first ever participatory process Metro has deployed in First Last Mile (FLM) Planning and provide recommendations for the implementation of the FLM Plan in an intersectional manner taking into consideration the historical and social context of communities along the Blue Line.
Pueblo partnered with the LA Vision Zero Alliance in developing an art installation and participatory experience to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. At this event, Pueblo captured stories of people who have been impacted by traffic violence. Click here to listen to heartfelt stories of the impact experienced after a loss.
Street Vendors & Space
Pueblo partnered with the East LA Community Corporation to co-design merchandise and pedestrian pathway spaces with street vendors. Police have been prohibiting street vending on the sidewalk and have expressed they are in the way of pedestrians. We co-designed three layouts to enable street vendors to reclaim space which meet the priorities of the street vendors, the needs of pedestrians, and adhered to sidewalk design standards and requirements. Project area: Alvarado Street between 7th Street and Wilshire Boulevard and the Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro Station Plaza
From Visions to Victory
Pueblo partnered with City Heights CDC to tell the 35 year history of resilience of City Heights community members regarding advocacy efforts in opposition to the development of the SR15 freeway and community benefits that they were able to win due to their perseverance. Pueblo developed a storyboard that told this story which will be used at community events and digitally online to educate and co-power today's residents as they embark in a new social justice struggle-- combating gentrification and displacement. The storyboard highlights that their struggle stands on generations of political activism and ends with the bold statement- WE ARE HERE TO STAY.
Strategic Planning: MCM
Pueblo worked closely with Multicultural Communities for Mobility (MCM) staff, board, and volunteers to develop and facilitate a participatory strategic planning workshop to help the organization identify their core principles, set priorities for a work plan, and develop short and long term goals. Pueblo developed a synthesis report that will help MCM guide activities they decide to engage in and funding they chose to pursue.
Mobility Justice Residency
In the Spring of 2018 Pueblo collaborated with the Urban Sustainability MA program at Antioch University to design an intensive learning residency for their students. At the end of April, we had a great week of teaching and help lead a field trip to the Metro Board meeting and Blue Line infrastructure/mobility tour. We also participated at Antioch's "Sustainable Supper" with Adonia Lugo and Rio Oxas of People for Mobility Justice, Mariana Huerta Jones of ACT-LA, and Hector Ochoa of Adapt Los Angeles.
Legacies of the Street
With support from California Humanities for the Arts, Pueblo partnered with community members in the West Adams neighborhood and the UC Davis Feminist Research Institute in an experiment in storytelling about planning decisions’ influence on the built environment and impacts on community. A local resident shared their family’s history in the neighborhood, a vocalist helped the audience summarize that history as it related to the built environment, and Pueblo contextualized it with a wheat paste mural of the community’s history under a freeway overpass (an act of reclaiming public space).
Mobility: Envision Eastern
Pueblo partnered with Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning on behalf of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering to involve community members in the visioning and design process to make Eastern Avenue in El Sereno safer for people biking, walking, taking public transit and driving. Through realtime story mapping, Pueblo led bilingual pop-up engagement along the corridor at three well-traveled and geographically dispersed locations on the corridor to engage residents who may not be able to attend the community workshops. Pueblo chose three locations to target a multi-generational audience that is currently using the corridor; middle school students, senior citizens, and parents who are in their late 20s to early 40s who have elementary aged children.
Spectacle & Stories
Pueblo partnered with Public Matters in taking the lead in coordinating four bike trains to simultaneously converge at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in order to create a spectacle for the Bike!Bike! event and raise awareness about accessibility to the park via bike. Pueblo also connected with local cyclists of color in LA to capture untraditional narratives of who bikes in LA and help contextualize the issue of lack of accessibility to green space.
Pueblo is partnering with The Untokening and People for Mobility Justice to co-produce Transformative Talks, a collaborative virtual space where community experts can come together to connect, share, and uplift. As we build our multiracial community around mobility justice, we know how important it is to cultivate professional development, provide support to one another, build power, and collectively change the narrative and practices in mobility spaces. We are experimenting with technological tools for creating community online.