we need to nourish our mind, body, and soul
in order to improve ourlives. But what if our urban environment had the power
to influence our happiness? Everything from the length of a
commute to the width of a bike lane can impact our emotions.
Drawing on neuroscience, psychology, and rich personal stories,
Charles Montgomery explains how our transportation choices
influence how we feel, behave, and treat other people.
The Blueprint for Overcoming Barriers to Complete Streets
The health, safety and economic benefits of designing
streets for all users is no longer a myth. Complete Streets projects
have beenimplemented successfully throughout the United States,
buthowdo you make the Complete Streets dream a
reality here in South Florida? Our panel of experts will
discuss strategies and tools to navigate current barriers, and
innovative steps for successful implementation of Comp
lete Streets. Specific examples will be presented during t
his paneldiscussion including the successful implementation of
"road diets" in many communities around the nation.
Stepping it Up: Evaluation as a Complete Streets Game-Changer
Evaluation is a key factor in determining the return on
investment for a Complete Streets project, but how can
we measure success beyond the traditional metrics? A multi-disciplina
ry evaluation approach can reveal how our Complete Streets
projects lead to more far-reaching outcomes in the areas o
f health, safety, and economic vitality. Our speakers will
provide real-life examples to demonstrate the benefits
of bicycle and pedestrian friendly designs and outline
techniques tohelp describe project benefits in line with the values
of citizens and elected officials.
Keynote Speaker Emiko Atherton, Director of National Complete Streets Coalition
How to embrace your professional diversity and leverage the available
tools for design, advocacy, communications, research, implementation, funding
and technical assistance to achieve Complete Streets for ALL
Go beyond the generic discussion with a sensitive and realistic message
focusing on the users of ourtransportation network and how street design can impact t
he health of a community.