About this webinar
About this event
Cities across the globe are implementing low-cost, flexible transportation solutions to address emerging needs from the pandemic. These solutions have been marketed as “active” or “slow” streets—to enable those sheltered in place to recreate safely.
As we slowly return to work, cities will need to creatively think about getting more people to and from work on limited street space and with lower transit capacity.
Come hear from Mike Lydon, author of Tactical Urbanism, Emiko Atherton, Vice President for Thriving Communities at Smart Growth America, and Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations for the Mayor's Office of Oakland speak about what they are seeing across the globe and in their cities, and the emerging needs in the road to recovery. These speakers will talk about quick build’s role in this recovery, how to get the funding you need to get projects underway, and lessons learned from implementation and how to make projects permanent.
What to expect
Tactical urbanism typologies and best practices - Mike Lydon has studied over 200 different city tactical urbanism interventions during COVID and will share the basic typologies with us, as well as typologies that he anticipates will be useful in the year(s) ahead.
Funding for making projects permanent - Emiko Atherton is the VP of Thriving Communities at Smart Growth America will talk about potential funding sources that can help take these projects from temporary to permanent.
Lessons from rapid implementation- Oakland opened up 74 miles of slow streets overnight—Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Interagency Relations will share lessons learned and insights from working on iterative projects in the built environment.