South Campus Neighborhood Project Signage & Wayfinding


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There are many missing, ineffectual, and vandalized street signs in the SCN.
2. Tamper-proof designs for new signage could prevent thievery and vandalization, and the use of tackwelding
and increased fines for stealing could be a part of this.
3. Sustainable materials could be used for new signage to raise awareness and combat heedless
4. Signage could be added that puts the public in contact with those who have the power to fix missing
or vandalized signs, and to direct the transient population to helpful resources for shelter and
5. Signage, parking meters, and crosswalks could act as additional infrastructure for solar- powered or
LED light and combat feelings of danger.
6. Removal or reduction of “For Rent” signs in windows could help to add a sense of pride and
ownership to the SCN.
7. The city could work on helping implement a rewards system between property owners and students
that encourages proper upkeep of properties, especially those that are historic and important. These
properties should be maintained and cared for, as they may become sites with signage and regular
visitation. Upkeep can include but is not limited to things such as regular repairs and holiday
8. Historic signage and plaques can be added to locations such as Gage House, Madison Bear Garden,
Kendall Hall, the Train Depot, congregation Beth Israel, and the former sites of Chinatowns and the
Diamond Match Factory. This is by no means an exhaustive list and other areas for plaques can be
found in the Neighborhood History Report.
9. Content for plaques can include portraits of historic figures, Sanborne Fire Insurance Maps, old maps
and photographs of the town, information about architectural origin and style, as well as biographical
and factual information about individual’s lives. Other possible content for plaques include the
political, economic, and social development of the SCN over time.
10. Plaques could give ecological information about the mature urban forest, and the meaning and
treatment of trees throughout time in the SCN.
11. A walking tour could be created to link together the signs and plaques, and create a mappable,
nonlinear route for individuals to follow.
12. The use of holiday celebrations such as a traditional Chinese New Year parade or holiday decorations
on houses could help create a sense of cheer and community interconnectedness in the SCN.
13. Historical facts and trivia about the SCN could be posted on poles with LED and Solar lights to create
more brightness and pique historical interest.
14. A metal archway on West 2nd and Ivy would be an ideal spot to signify the location and label the area
as the “South Campus Neighborhood District.” It could also serve as a clear beginning and map
distribution center for a walking tour.
15. Public art in the form of sculptures and murals could depict historical figures or events and be
completed by local artists or CSUC art students

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Resilient Cities Initiative Contact Info

University Faculty Contact
Jesse Dizard

Local Government / Community Contact
Brendan Ottoboni

Director of Public Works-Engineering

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