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Early Registration Now Open for Walk/Bike/Places 2018 in New Orleans

Feb 28, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

Project for Public Spaces, alongside our conference partner Bike Easy, is happy to announce that Early Registration for Walk/Bike/Places 2018 in New Orleans is now open!

Come and join us in the Big Easy for North America's largest active transportation and placemaking conference. Walk/Bike/Places will take place September 16-19 at the Downtown Sheraton in New Orleans, and will feature 3+ days of over 100 breakout sessions, poster displays, general sessions and of course, mobile workshops that will explore the city’s rich historic and cultural landscape. All sessions will explore topics relating to the conference outcomes that were specified through our Call for Proposals process:

  • Transportation that is accessible and sustainable
  • Cities that are fair and equitable
  • Streets that are safe and beautiful
  • Public process that is meaningful and inclusive
  • Planning that is smart and just
  • Places that are for people

Focusing on current and pressing topics relating to walking and biking in urban environments, every two years this major event joins together over 1200 city planners, transportation engineers, public health professionals, placemakers, elected officials, community leaders, and professional walking and biking advocates for a common belief that walking and bicycling will create healthier individuals, cohesive neighborhoods, and vibrant communities.

Full conference registration rates are as follows: Presenters ($532 USD); members of APBP or Alliance for Biking and Walking ($556 USD); and Conference Delegates ($630 USD). Take a look at our registration page for additional options. Early Registration will close Friday, May 25 at 8pm Eastern.

Reminders of why New Orleans is a place like no other:

New Orleans’ 2 Mile Pop-Up Bikeway (Walk/Bike/Places)

6 Tips for Biking During Mardi Gras (Bike Easy)

Bikes, reclaimed streets, and Fat Tuesday go together like Purple, Green, and Gold (Walk/Bike/Places)

Culture wars led to New Orleans’ most peculiar experiment in city management (Richard Campanella, The Times-Picayune)

John Mack’s Story: Riding from the Westbank to the ferry to New Orleans streets, all for the joy of biking (Bike Easy)

A monorail for New Orleans? That was the bold 1950s plan for metro transportation (Richard Campanella, The Times-Picayune)

New Orleans embraces green infrastructure: Walk/Bike/Places 2018 update (Project for Public Spaces)

Art and Archetype: on Symbolism and Public Space (Arts Council New Orleans)

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