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July C-3 Breakfast Dialogue ~ Canyons, Plazas, and Parks: Meeting our Changing Needs for Public Spaces

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Balboa Park ~ The Loggia Room in the House of Hospitality ~ Above The Prado Restaurant


  • Sponsors of the monthly Breakfast Dialogue
  • C-3 Non member


Canyons, Plazas, and Parks: 

Meeting our Changing Needs for Public Spaces

Parks and open space are a critical component of our quality of life. How should they be addressed in the update of the 60 year old City of San Diego Parks Master Plan now underway?


C-3 has long been an advocate for activating the public realm: creating parks and preserving open space. This is part of the legacy of C-3’s founder Lloyd Ruocco, and their importance is reflected in the observations of Lynch and Appleyard in "Temporary Paradise?" In recent years there has been a renewed focus on the importance of parks, open space and the public realm as a critical element of the health and well-being of the individual and the community. Author Richard Louv has coined a term for when we don't have access to nature—“Nature Deficit Disorder” not only to big parks and open country but to small local spaces, a plot of grass, some trees, a plaza, a tree-lined promenade.


The City of San Diego has begun a new Parks Master Plan, presenting a new opportunity to re-imagine public space and parks in our city. What should be in it? How should it address the changed and changing nature of our community? How do San Diego's canyons play a role? 

The C-3 panel will lead the discussion and present ideas on how we should continue the development of a public realm for San Diego.


C-3 Member, Board Member, American Planning Association, San Diego Section


Executive Director, San Diego Canyonlands

Principal, Pop/Arch

Nathan Elliott, ASLA, LEED AP

Principal, OJB Landscape Architecture 

Shannon Scoggins

Park Designer, Planning Department, City of San Diego

Project Manager for the City of San Diego Parks Master Plan

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