H4: Schools In The Complete Community
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
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This session will provide an overview of the school planning process in Delaware. Planner’s efforts to locate schools in “Complete Communities” and to integrate new and existing schools into the local bicycle and pedestrian networks will be highlighted. William DeCoursey from the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration will present an overview of the five elements that constitute a Complete Community, and discuss how schools contribute to creating a diverse mix of land uses, and a healthy, active community. David Edgell from the Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination will describe Delaware’s school planning process, in which the OSPC assists the school districts to locate school sites in Complete Community settings that are integrated into the transportation network and have access to adequate infrastructure. Finally, Sarah Coakley from the Delaware Department of Transportation will describe Delaware’s Safe Routes to School Program. She will highlight the goals of the program, demonstrate school related bicycle and pedestrian issues with an interactive exercise, and provide case study examples from Delaware schools.