Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Los Angeles conference on Complete Streets sounds pretty interesting

From email:

The UCLA School of Public Affairs and RENEW LA County will present "Complete Streets for Los Angeles," on Friday, February 25, 2011 at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles.

The symposium will engage participants in this one-day conference and reception – civic and business leaders, developers, transportation planners, health representatives, activists, and community members – to identify challenges and strategies to achieve Complete Streets. The goal of this conference is to articulate a vision for Complete Streets and explore how to achieve this vision in Los Angeles. As you know, Complete Streets are multi-use environments that enable safe access for all users in a way that promotes livable, vibrant, healthy, and active neighborhoods.

Confirmed speakers include:

- Rick Cole, City of Ventura
- Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- Allan Jacobs, author of Great Streets
- Richard Jackson, UCLA School of Public Health
- Robert Gottlieb, Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College
- Michael LoGrande, City of Los Angeles Planning Department
- Alexis Lantz, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
- James Rojas, Latino Urban Forum
- Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, author of Sidewalks
- Ryan Snyder, Ryan Snyder and Associates

(Were I to get a PhD in planning, one of the schools I'd want to go to is UCLA, because I am a big fan of Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, who also co-authored Urban Design Downtown, and does a lot of research and writing on transportation environments and safety.)

-- Conference website

Also, one of the key provisions that I inserted into the recommendations for organizational process redesign in the Western Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan:

Prepare and maintain a Six-Year Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan program to coincide with the Capital Improvement Plan six-year/annual update cycle; maximizing opportunities to incorporate improvements into CIP projects where feasible

I swiped from the City of Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan...

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