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Repurposing Public Spaces to Restore Walking on Main Streets & Beyond

Hear from featured speaker, Carol Dick, about each step in the process of turning underutilized public space in Lemon Grove CA, into revitalized Main Streets and Re-purposing Space.

Carol Dick enjoys a successful career in city planning in Southern California. As the current Development Services Department Director of the City of Lemon Grove, a city of 26,000 people in the County of San Diego, her efforts have been focused on projects that provide the most immediate bang for the buck to improve community amenities that serve the citizens, visitors and employees of the city. Born and raised in Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN with a population of over 100,000, her interest in places, city planning and architecture was triggered during visits to Minneapolis, MN. Carol continues to pursue this passion for places by exploring new places to eat or shop, changing her view angle by kayaking/hiking/biking/walking, vacations to unusual locations, and watching Anthony Bourdain on the travel channel. Carol graduated from Concordia College with an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Art and in 1986, from San Diego State University with a Masters Degree in Environmental Design. Carol is a licensed California Architect and a certified planner (AICP) and has worked for an architectural firm, several cities, a university and a large homeowners association.