Plan the Plan

A crowd-sourced public participation, data-sharing and visualization tool for the City of Tucson's neighborhood planning.

Plan the Plan

Traffic calming chicane // East Glenn Street, Tucson. Image by Austin Young.


  • Bo Yang, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Shujuan Li, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Gina Chorover, Senior Lecturer in Planning and Landscape Architecture
  • Heather Schmidt MLA

Community Partners

Project Details and Report

Budget: $10,000; funded by Drachman Institute

Where: Tucson, Arizona

When: July 2020 - June 2021

Final Report: Plan the Plan Report, 2021

Project Overview

This project aims to apply crowd-source technology to foster greater inclusion and social justice in the City of Tucson’s neighborhood planning process. University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture faculty members Bo Yang, Shujuan Li and Gina Chorover and Master of Landscape Architecture student Heather Schmidt applied this platform to seven neighborhoods in the Grant-Alvernon area. Their report generates an analysis of existing conditions, opportunities and constraints for the purpose of future planning within these neighborhoods. Students from the Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Science in Urban Planning programs compiled the data and prepared the updated analysis for this document. These students utilized this information to identify problematic conditions within these neighborhoods and hypothesized objectives and goals for the purpose of community planning. The areas of concentration included: stormwater management, impervious cover, urban heat island effect, safety, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, bike safety, improving neighborhood assets, incorporating more green spaces—community gardens, parks and vegetation.

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