Participatory Planning in Health and Transportation
You'll learn about:
- Creative ways to collect and use new forms of data to support health and transportation planning
- Key strategies to support cross-sector collaboration in health and transportation planning
- How to tap into existing community groups to increase participation in community planning
- How to develop outreach plans beyond traditional workshops and strategies to reach disenfranchised communities
New York City agencies have begun to adopt new, people-oriented, inclusive approaches to transform the role that government plays in planning. From innovative strategies to plan with residents in the places where they live, work, and play to creative educational toolkits that break down complex policies and processes, this session will explore how city agencies and planning advocates are increasing civic engagement and creating meaningful plans for our streets and neighborhoods.
Learn about the work of three distinct partners working to increase participation in planning: The New York City Department of Transportation, the Center for Health Equity at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. Following a discussion of accessibility, trust-building, and equitable development, you will be invited to try new approaches to participatory planning through hands-on activities and facilitated dialogue.
, the Center for Urban Pedagogy
Confirmed SpeakerOscar is a Program Coordinator at CUP. He is a graduate of the City and Regional Planning Master’s Program at Pratt Institute with a concentration on Community Development. While completing his studies at Pratt, Oscar worked and interned in various local community organizations and groups, including CUP, on issues dealing with planning, design, and community education and engagement. Previously, he received a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
, Center for Urban Pedagogy
Confirmed SpeakerIngrid is a Community Education Program Manager for CUP. Before CUP, she was Curator of Exhibitions at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), Chicago’s leading forum for the exchange of ideas on urban design. While at CAF, Ingrid developed major exhibitions that helped public audiences think critically about complex issues related to urban planning and architecture. Ingrid received her B.A. in English and Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington, and her M.A. in Humanities from the University of Chicago.
, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
, Long Island City
Confirmed SpeakerElizabeth Hamby is the Community Urban Planner in The Center for Health Equity at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
, NYC Dept. of Transportation
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerJeffrey Malamy is currently the Director of Street Improvement Projects, Strategy & Coordination at the New York City Department of Transportation. Housed in the Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs, Jeff manages the planning, coordination and implementation of 60-80 in-house projects each year which include road diets, traffic calming, bicycle network development, pedestrian network improvements and pedestrian plazas—these projects constitute a significant portion of the Agency’s annual work under Vision Zero, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s road safety initiative. Jeff also co-founded and oversees the Street Ambassadors, DOT’s newest public engagement team charged with expanding outreach to communities during all phases of a project’s lifecycle. Previously, Jeff worked for four years in the Commissioner’s Office at DOT as the Deputy Chief of Staff where he coordinated the commissioner’s speaking engagements, wrote prize-winning applications, and produced staff recognition events. Jeff received an MPA from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and a BA from Wesleyan University. A native New Yorker, Jeff lives with his wife and daughter in the East Village.
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerInbar Kishoni is an urban planner with a passion for opening up the planning process in a way that is meaningful to citizens and useful to decision makers. As Deputy Director of Public Engagement in the Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs at the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), she manages the Street Ambassador program - a group of 10, multi-lingual New Yorkers who bring the planning process to the people through on-site mobile workshops, educational games, and giveaways. She also coordinates NYC DOT's online participation portals as well as outreach materials for upcoming projects and new designs. Prior to her current position, she worked as a planner in NYC DOT’s Bicycle Program for 6 years.