Project for Public Spaces

New York, NY, United States


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Thursday, December 27, 2018, 6:39 p.m. CST

Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity and Tracking Change Over Time


Good overview of what makes a bicycle network complete, what are the factors to look at in a bicycle network analysis, and how to evaluate and track progress.

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 6:14 p.m. CST

Tactical Transit: What, Why & How


Great examples of pedestrian and transit quick-builds that respond to the rapid pace of change in urban transportation today.

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 1:25 p.m. CST

Balancing Place and Flow through Participatory Design


Very good hands (and feet) on instruction about designing transportation around places to elevate the on-the-ground experience.

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 1:20 p.m. CST

The Future is Walking


Good, fresh perspectives about human-centered mobility trends, including how rideshare and bikeshare play in the mix of mobility options.

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 1:16 p.m. CST

Accelerating Multimodal Infrastructure Delivery


Good briefing on FHWA programs and tools for accelerating multimodal project delivery.

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 1:11 p.m. CST

Diversifying the Approach


Excellent line up of speakers who shared their successes, lessons learned, and advice on elevating the health of our communities through the activation of pubic spaces through the arts and music.

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 1:02 p.m. CST

Advanced Topics in Shared Street Design


The mobile workshop introduced methods developed in the Netherlands that offer a step-by-step approach to developing shared goals through co-creation, an invaluable asset in achieving a widely-supported design. Participants conducted an on-site study of Elk Place to analyze and rethink the space as a street for people. Key tools used for analysis included the “Rate the Place” with “Spider Graph” and well as intercept surveys.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 6:34 p.m. CST

Data-driven approaches to achieving climate and health equity in active transportation projects


Good presentation on how online mapping tools can inform decisions.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 6:23 p.m. CST

A Planner's Handbook on Race and Equity: Strategies, Tools and Evaluation Metrics for Addressing Disparities


Very valuable session about race and equity that offered practicable solutions to addressing disparities in the planning process.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 5:55 p.m. CST

Cycling in Pedestrian Zones, do-able or dangerous?


Great pairing of the overarching cultural differences between US and Europe when it comes to urban planning with examples of ped/bike conflicts from the Netherlands.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 5:31 p.m. CST

Walkability, Roll-ability, Possibility: Integrating Accessibility into Your Walking Audits


This eye-opening mobile workshop was expertly led by two tour guides that rely on their wheelchairs to get around. Workshop participants performed a walking and rolling audit, learning firsthand the structural, architectural, and programmatic barriers that can be disabling and exclusive.

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10:58 a.m. CST

Steal this Science!


Very powerful, if not a little frightening, messaging tools.

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 11:41 a.m. CST

The Trail to Recovery: Rebuilding a Better St Bernard Parish after Katrina Bus and Walking Tour


Lots of information and experiences shared

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8:34 a.m. CST



Quite a long session with a bunch of information, but it was generally helpful to see what other folks are doing with data.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 3:06 p.m. CST

Urban Sustainability


It was a fantastic experience being the session organizer and moderator for this session. There were eight speakers that touched on many facets of what makes communities sustainable: economic resilience, health care, air quality, green street design, parking management, and more. The session combined quick-hit panel discussions with breakout sessions where participants could dive deeper into the topic most of interest to them.

Monday, November 5, 2018, 3:45 p.m. CST

Planning for Autonomous Vehicles


Hannah Pritchard's presentation “Learning from Our Mistakes: How Lessons from a Century Ago Can Prepare Us for the Future of Autonomous Vehicles” was so spot-on. Her perspectives were critical and nuanced and I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed her presentation.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 1:58 p.m. CDT

Bike Tour of New Orleans' Pumps and Levees


Really interesting activity. Nice to see the places where everything happened. A little too much was crammed in so we didn't get to see everything. Otherwise it was great.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:23 p.m. CDT

Group "Therapy" for Public Engagement Professionals


A roundtable style session facilitated by two Vancouver professionals. Fun and entertaining to share and hear stories of what went right and what went horribly wrong in public outreach processes across the continent.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:21 p.m. CDT

A different kind of mode shift: Shifting ownership from local government to community


A team from Kauai shared stories of partnership-driven implementation of SRTS, community revitalization, and active transportation.

Friday, September 21, 2018, 3:55 p.m. CDT

Enjoys Long Walks, Interagency Collaboration, & Equitable Health Outcomes: Exploring the health/transportation relationship to better connect planning & project development for sidewalks in Missoula


Presentation was very informative and well organized. Helped connect real-life ways of integrating health and social equity into project planning/prioritization.

Friday, September 21, 2018, 3:54 p.m. CDT

From Community Need to Project Delivery - A Framework for Dignity-Infused Planning


Informative and very helpful. All the presenters were very good.

Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:57 p.m. CDT

Equity in Vision Zero: lessons from the left coast


Good discussion about equity and Vision Zero (and how Law Enforcement relates).

Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:55 p.m. CDT

Diversifying the Approach


Interesting but was entirely about one particular grant program, Levitt. Didn't branch out enough into interacting with diverse communities.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 10:27 a.m. CDT

Roots & Power: A transformative approach to community engagement


Liked the interactive nature of this session

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 10:25 a.m. CDT

Steal this Science!


Awesome. Really useful strategies

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 10:20 a.m. CDT

Crosswalk Crusades: Providing Safe and Convenient Crossings in New York City


Was hoping for some solutions to getting around the use of warrants for signals but not provided

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:15 p.m. CDT

From suburban thoroughfare to urban main street: Incremental urban mobility in Charlotte's South End


I feel like I could have seen this same effort being done 15 years ago. I was hoping for something more progressive.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:14 p.m. CDT

Speed Limits and Speed Management - Pushing for Change


Yes! This is the type of session I've been looking for at PWPB! Great discussion.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:11 p.m. CDT

Vision Zero Cities: Taking action for safe, vibrant places -- Even on hectic arterials!


Good examples of making progress.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:10 p.m. CDT

Engaging the Community in Design: The DCPS Traffic Garden Project


Not what I was expecting, but an interesting concept and implementation.

Monday, September 17, 2018, 7:50 p.m. CDT

Crosswalk Crusades: Providing Safe and Convenient Crossings in New York City


This was a great discussion of the issues facing planners in improving the pedestrian environment. Included lots of great technical details.

Monday, September 17, 2018, 5:06 p.m. CDT

Mobility for all! But how?


A transit-centered discussion of mobility equity, ranging from philosophical perspectives to technological solutions being applied on the ground in New Orleans.

Monday, September 17, 2018, 3:12 p.m. CDT

Measure. Analyze. Communicate. Repeat. - Designing and Implementing Effective Project Evaluations


Excellent discussion of the importance of collecting data in making it possible to construct more and better bike facilities.

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