Planning with School Districts: A Neighborhood Model Approach

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Wednesday, April 12, 2017, noon
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 1:15 p.m. EST

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The inner Cleveland suburb of Lakewood (population 51,000) calls itself a "walking school district". Lakewood has never had school buses in its history, and kids grow up walking and biking to school.


Bryce Sylvester, Director of Planning & Development for the City of Lakewood,  will present information on how the City of Lakewood approaches neighborhood and citywide planning in this context.


Lakewood has been deemed the most walkable city in the State of Ohio, and is working to implement bike infrastructure across the city to create even safer streets for students, and all of Lakewood, to use.


Angie Schmitt, Writer and Activist, will discuss her experiences working with cities on transportation reform advocacy


Angie Schmitt

Angie Schmitt is a leading Midwestern urbanist blogger who makes her home in Cleveland. She is the founding editor of Rust Wire, a collaborative media project exploring the struggles of cities in the industrial Midwest. Angie also manages the New York City-based transportation reform advocacy blog, the Streetsblog Network, a ... Read More

Bryce Sylvester, AICP

As Director of Planning & Development in Lakewood I spend most of my time collaborating with very talented people - staff, board members, business owners, non-profit partners, and passionate residents – to improve quality of life in Lakewood. Our department is focused on articulating, providing inspiration for, and focus on our future through ... Read More

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