Course Dates: Spring 2014
Course Location: 419 Lafayette Street Floor 7, New York NY 10003
Our training is held in the heart of New York City, which has established itself as a leader in how streets are designed. Over the last 6 years, New York has become a laboratory for innovation through dozens of NYC Department of Transportation projects that exemplify its brave ideas about how streets should work; its willingness to experiment; its agility in trying new approaches; and the economic and health gains it has accomplished.
Course participants will be instructed on how to engineers, planners and citizens can communicate and collaborate with one another to achieve community outcomes and pursue mutually beneficial solutions. Participants will do an interactive street typology and street audit exercise where they come up with the definition and characteristics of streets based on their role in the community.
Finally, we will discuss how using a Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC) approach can be a real asset in breaking down resistance and building support, attracting reinvestment and encouraging more people to become involved in affecting transportation changes in cities.
Topics will Include
- Streets as Places – An Introduction to Placemaking and Transportation
- Getting Back to Place – Planning Streets for Community Outcomes
- Working with Technical Professionals for Successful Outcomes and Fundamentals of Flexible Street Design
- Street Audit Exercise
- Creating Effective Walking and Biking Campaigns
- Streets as Public Spaces in NYC
- Creating Memorable Places and Experiences for People
We encourage people who are embarking on a new project to come to the training with a small team of people critical in implementing and managing the public space. This training also presents an opportunity to network with people facing or who have faced similar challenges.
In order to help you plan your trip
*Breakfast and lunch are inclued on both Monday and Tuesday.