21st Century Street Design

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • How transportation planning and design processes are encompassing all modes to meet the demands of a 21st-century transportation system

  • Why creating an interdisciplinary collaborative environment from project start to finish is so important

  • The application of technologies to communication information at various phases of a project’s lifecycle

As they did for centuries before the advent of motor vehicles, many of our streets are returning to functioning as memorable multimodal corridors and better places for social and economic exchange. But this return doesn’t mean our approach to street design should revert to a century-old approach. How we plan, design, and engage with people in street design needs to evolve, and we are seeing that happen today.

Learn how to create environments that safely (and comfortably!) allow for all the various modes and activities that happen in our streets today. This session will highlight two of the most important changesembracing interdisciplinary collaboration and creating meaningful engagement opportunities for community members and stakeholders. Interdisciplinary collaboration is essential to creating smart street design solutions as memorable streets are often born of collaboration among planners, designers, and stakeholders. You will also explore inclusive engagement strategies that are available in multiple analog and digital formats and provide meaningful feedback in the project process.

Speakers will call upon their years of experience in transportation planning and design, highlighting the importance of creating the right team structure, tailoring engagement strategies, navigating the regulatory process, using appropriate temporary installations to lead to long-term change, and working through challenging conversations with community members and agency leadership. 

Speakers

K.C. Atkins , Toole Design Group , Minneapolis , MN (see bio)
Cynthia Zerger , AICP , Saint Paul , MN (see bio)