Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!

Texas Public Radio, in partnership with the City of San Antonio, Project for Public Spaces, AIA of San Antonio and the San Antonio Public Library, invite you to re-imagine a public space around the city or in your neighborhood.

AIA San Antonio, a chapter of The American Institute of Architects, is partnering with Texas Public Radio to visualize each of the five selected projects.  Teams architects, emerging professionals and local architecture students will meet the challenge to make the ideas come to life with material and form.  Discussion and dialogue about each idea will be expressed in 3-D graphic renderings that clearly illustrates how the Lighter, Quicker Cheaper initiatives can become instant community amenities!

Visit the Project for Public Spaces homepage to get more information and see some of the projects that they have already completed.  PPS has been working to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities since 1975, and have completed projects in over 2,500 communities in 40 countries and all 50 US states.

LQC is a do-it-yourself approach based on taking incremental steps, trying low-cost experiments, and tapping into local talents (e.g. citizens, entrepreneurs, developers, and city staff) to quickly translate a community's vision into reality and build momentum for further improvements.

Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!
3:05 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Photo Timeline of Terrace Seating Construction at Lockwood Park

August 28, 2012: The plan and the "before" photo
Texas Public Radio

See how unused sand volleyball courts became convenient public seating for community events. Texas Public Radio, the City of San Antonio, the Project for Public Spaces and the AIA San Antonio present the terraced seating at Lockwood Park -- the winning design in the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! initiative. Special thanks to Keith Zars pools for building the terraced seating.

Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!
1:52 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Terraced Seating Unveiled at Dignowity Pushcart Derby!

Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby 2011.
Juan and Barbara Garcia

The terraced seating being built on the old volleyball courts at Lockwood Park is in prime position for pushcart viewing and will be the centerpiece for fireworks watching and other community gatherings in the future for the Dignowity neighborhood.

Texas Public Radio presents the official unveiling of this winning design in the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! initiative in partnership with the City of San Antonio, the Project for Public Spaces and the AIA San Antonio.

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