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Street Space — Not Just for Moving Cars

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Sprawling, auto-centric development patterns following WWII caused people to want to drive through Main Streets instead of going to them. Auto-centric city streets cause congestion and crashes and encourage dependence on auto-transportation. We need to steer clear of trying to build our way out of congestion with bigger, wider, and faster intersections and roadways. Instead, we need to focus on making streets safe for all modes of transport. Transportation professionals will learn about successful strategies to re-purpose street space that accommodates all the various demands for use- cars, transit, parking, bikes, goods delivery, place-making.

Format: On-Demand Recording

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an example of how to make a big multimodal impact on oversized streets with temporary, interim construction materials and methods.
  • Show the evolution of the improvements from tactical urbanism pilot phase to interim phase site planning, construction documents, and then finished construction.
  • Provide some lessons learned from material and construction challenges;
  • Learn how small street transformations lead to big returns.
  • Learn how to activate dead spaces on a small budget.

Fees: $49 ITE Members/$99 non-members

Credits: The certificate of completion and credits will be made available after you have watched the entire webinar recording and the survey has been completed.

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  • Matt Lewis

    Matt Lewis, @ArtisanUrbanist, President of Simplecity, is a geographer, urban designer and expert city builder. Matt has extraordinary ability to create nimble solutions for complex city issues. Before launching Simplecity, Matt led the city planning & development services departments in the three fastest growing cities in the United States. From 2004-2016 his leadership guided exploding growth toward sustainable solutions in Austin, San Marcos and Hutto, Texas. Matt’s leadership led to creating walkable environments and huge returns on infrastructure investments in the communities he served. He is a great expediter of bettering the public realm. Matt earned a degree in Geography with an emphasis in Urban & Regional Planning from Texas State University in 2003. Matt recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award by Texas State University Geography Department, was awarded a national award for one of his tactical urbanism projects and was elected to the National Board of Directors for the Congress of the New Urbanism (CNU). Matt’s approach to redefining our communities has received national awards and recognition.

  • Daniel Ashworth, Jr.

    Daniel, Design Associate, Alta Planning + Design (Memphis, TN) is a Professional Landscape Architect and Certified Planner who plans and designs active and livable communities while working hard to see those visions become reality. His professional experience bridges the divide between planning and landscape architecture, bringing the two together. Over the last decade, Daniel has worked in comprehensive planning, site planning & design, construction documentation, and construction administration of parks & public spaces, streetscapes, and trails & greenways. Daniel’s professional interests are multimodal transportation, urban design and planning, and public spaces.

September 26, 2017
Tue 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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