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Lysistrata Hall

Lysistrata Hall is a neighborhood specialist with the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department. Lysistrata works to engage residents in the revitalization of their neighborhoods through action-based planning projects. Prior to working as a neighborhood specialist, Lysistrata was a Landscape Architect I for the Parks and Recreation Department, where she did long-range planning, design, and construction management. Lysistrata also worked for Phoenix’s Planning Department where she helped develop the Downtown Code, a form-based code that was adopted in 2010. Lysistrata also worked for the Development Services Department, where she did site-plan review and permitting. Lysistrata earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Real Estate Development and Urban Design.

Lessons from PHX – Embracing Lean Urbanism

The City of Phoenix has become a model of Lean Governing, demonstrating the benefits of community revitalization when a municipality enables and encourages the work of creative entrepreneurs, small developers, neighborhood leaders, and community organizations. Along the way, it has employed and refined a number of principles and techniques that other cities can use to revitalize their neighborhoods. Phoenix is demonstrating that small projects can lead to big results.

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