Thursday, November 12, 2015
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. CST
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This panel will examine how to implement plans and programs which help reduce automobile dependency at the community level within a municipality and region. Panelists will focus on how better bike and pedestrian facilities have a direct impact on community health, social structure and economy.
The moderator is Jonathon Paul with Nue Urban Concepts. Speakers are Dan Burden, director of Innovation and Inspiration- Blue Zones; Mark llewellyn, COE of Genesis; Christian Wagley, principal or Sustainable Town Concepts.
Jonathan with Nue Urban Concepts has over 10 years of planning experience in the public, private and university sectors. Jonathan has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Florida. He is an adjunct professor in the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. Jonathan served more than 10 years as the local government representative on the Florida Department of Transportation Level of Service Committee. Jonathan has presented at a number of local and regional planning conferences. He has served on numerous technical advisory committees for planning and transportation related issues.
Jonathan was a principal author of the award winning Alachua County Mobility Plan that allowed for Transit Oriented and Traditional Neighborhood Developments and replaced transportation concurrency with the simplified and streamlined Multi-Modal Transportation Mitigation Program (Hybrid Mobility Fee). As part of the Mobility Plan, Jonathan also played a lead role in the development of the 1st Public / Private Transportation Improvement District in Florida.
Dan Burden, the director of innovation and inspiration for Blue Zones, LLC, has focused his entire career on helping the world get back on its feet. Burden is best known for having combined land use and transportation strategies under the banner, “Don’t build transportation through communities; build communities through transportation.” Dan served as the Florida Department of Education’s first full-time bicycle coordinator and became the first in the nation to wear both titles of pedestrian and bicycle coordinator. He is credited with creating the walking audit. He also coined the term and has now helped implement more than 400 “road diets,” around the nation. In 2001, Time magazine honored Burden as one of the six most important civic innovators in the world. That same year the Transportation Research Board made him their distinguished lecturer. In 2008, Planetizen named him as one of the 100 most important urban thinkers of all time. Burden was honored by the White House as one of its six Transportation Champions of Change for 2014. By inspiring residents, policy makers, planners and designers to change their built environments to accommodate people, not just cars, Burden has helped more than 3,700 communities take steps to become more walkable and livable. He illustrates the benefits of sometimes simple and often difficult changes, and provides a road map for people to create neighborhoods, streets and cities that are healthier and better connected.
Christian Wagley is principal of Sustainable Town Concepts, a consulting firm working under the premise that the most environmentally-beneficial thing we can do is to build healthy places for people. Wagley is a certifying agent for the Florida Green Building Coalition and works with builders, architects, developers, and communities to create homes, buildings and landscapes that use less energy and water and are beautiful and durable. He is a strong advocate for restoring Pensacola’s urban core and making the city more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, and was a member of the mayor’s urban redevelopment advisory committee. He is the writer and host of EarthAction—a five-part environmental series that debuted on WSRE Public Television in 2013. Wagley serves as the environmental representative on Escambia County’s RESTORE Act advisory committee, which is tasked with recommending the best ways to spend an estimated $150 million in penalty monies coming to the county as a result of the 2010 BP oil tragedy. He is cofounder of Bike Pensacola and its wildly-successful Slow Ride, which is bringing more than a hundred riders at a time onto city streets for a leisurely ride that mixes-in bicycle education and advocacy. Wagley holds a master’s degree in biology/coastal zone studies from the University of West Florida.