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Downtown Briefs December 2014
December 5, 2014 | San Diego Downtown News

Downtown briefs december 2014On Thursday, Dec. 11 starting at 10 a.m., San Diego City College will celebrate the opening of two of its newest facilities. The two new structures are a five-story Arts & Humanities building, which offers study in areas such as visual arts, English, English for speakers of other languages, foreign languages, speech and more; and a three-story Business & Technology building, which includes business and small business studies, and business and computer systems.

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2014: A Great Year for Downtown San Diego
December 5, 2014 | San Diego Downtown News

2014 a great year for downtown san diegoThe Downtown San Diego Partnership started 2014 with a clear vision and ambitious agenda and then worked day in and day out to deliver real results for the Downtown community.

Whether it was effectively addressing homelessness, supporting our growing innovation economy, or keeping our neighborhoods clean, safe and beautiful, all of our efforts were designed to deliver on key goals in “Imagine Downtown,” our 20-year strategic plan for Downtown San Diego.

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Renew Downtown’s Clean & Safe Program

November 7, 2014 | San Diego Downtown News

Headshot Kris Michell FinalTry to imagine Downtown without the Clean & Safe program. It is a scary thought.

Trash cans would overflow, and sidewalks would be grimy from lack of sweeping and power washing. The iconic Gaslamp sign might still be broken, and the fountain at Children’s Park would still be an eyesore lying empty. There would be no one to quickly remove graffiti. There would be no extra landscaping, no lights in trees, no enhanced security and much less help to end homelessness in Downtown.

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‘Huge milestone’ for Urban Academy
November 7, 2014 | San Diego Downtown News

Huge milestone for urban academySince opening its doors in 2008, Urban Discovery Academy has garnered attention across San Diego with its project-based learning model, higher-than-average test scores, a vigorous fundraising appeal and annual wait lists for student enrollment.

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
September 5, 2014 | San Diego Downtown News

Here today gone tomorrowOn Sept. 3, the Downtown San Diego Partnership (DSDP) selected design plans for a “mobile parklet” that will soon find a nomadic home in Downtown San Diego.

Parklets, or miniature parks, are an increasingly common urban strategy to utilize scarce outdoor space in dense urban areas. Mobile parklets go one step further, in that they can be moved and adapted to various nooks and crannies outdoors.

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Downtown Briefs July 2014
July 7, 2014 | San Diego Downtown News

Headshot Kris Michell FinalJoining forces with Downtown San Diego Partnership (DSDP), Scripps Health will launch “Healthy Living in the City,” an initiative aimed to help people stay healthy while living in and exploring the urban spaces of Downtown. “‘Healthy Living in the City’ will enrich the Downtown experience and help Downtown workers, residents and visitors see that wellness is around every corner,” stated Kris Michell, president and CEO of DSDP in a press release.

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