Summit seeks ways to improve Tallahassee

Posted at 5:30 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 02:47:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - This week a summit in Tallahassee is getting input from officials and the public about ways to make the city better.

WTXL's Jada Williams was live Monday morning with more details about the Public Spaces to Great Places Summit.

The summit is a full week of identifying places in town that could use upgrades that everyone in the community will appreciate and then taking a look at the possible upgrades.

This is all a joint effort between the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee.

But those three agencies are receiving some vital input from the Knight Foundation and an organization known as 8 80 Cities.

8 80 Cities is an organization founded by internationally renowned urbanist Gil Penalosa.

The name 8 80 refers to the plan to make public spaces enjoyable for people ages 8 up to 80.

Penalosa and his team will be in town all week listening to what you have to say and helping city workers come up with plans to turn the Public Spaces into Great Places.

And it all begins Monday with the Leon County Lecture Series, which starts Monday at 7 p.m. at Fifth and Thomas.