Transportation Summit 2015 "StreetSmarts"
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
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The StreetSmarts Transportation Summit is a premier regional event offering you a chance to join industry experts, colleagues, neighbors, and students dedicated to creating safe, livable, connected, sustainable streets for people of all ages and abilities. A variety of transportation influencers from multiple disciplines will host important discussions on topics such as improving pedestrian and bicycle safety, aligning policy, stimulating behavior change, and sharing tri-county successes. Participating in StreetSmarts will enable you to collaborate with elected officials, regional experts, and industry leaders to exchange best practices, share innovative ideas, and achieve our common vision of transforming Fort Lauderdale into the city you never want to leave. Opening Keynote: Gabe Klein, former Commissioner of Transportation for the City of Chicago, will share experiences from private & public sectors, inspire on funding and schedule opportunities, and share innovative technologies and strategies that are changing the way people move in the 21st century. Sessions include: 1. Sharing the Road: Making Change Together to discuss the successes of partnership between city, county, and state agencies to align and invest in complete streets to allow economic investment, revitalization, and reliantcy in our communities in Broward County. 2. Mission Possible: Safe Streets Through Design & Enforcement will explore going beyond the design of the street rights-of-way to the adjacent land use, connection to destinations, creating public space and parks within our streets, while educating people on traveling safely utilizing all modes through our newly imagined system. 3. Walkability Design of Downtown Fort Lauderdale will host the FAU Architecture students for a lunchtime presentation of their final project to imagine more walkable downtown, it’s infrastructure, character, and culture. 4. It Takes a Village: The Role of Non-Profits in Realizing Culture Change will allow local non-profits aligned in transportation to share their mission and the opportunities to partner to increase success on our new multi-modal system. 5. South Florida Successes will share projects from across the region which are changing the perception, investment, and movement of people through capital investments in infrastructure by local communities. 6. 1 on 1 with Local Leaders will be an opportunity for transportation professionals to engage with City and County Commissioners, City Leadership, and state leadership to discuss and understand the challenges we face moving forward.