Events / Meetings

Quick Build Solutions: Repurposing Streets for People in a Post-COVID World

When: Thursday, August 19, 2021 -- 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

This webinar was developed by the ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee.

Webinar Description:

The pandemic has allowed for a lot of experimentation with Open Streets, "streatery" parklets, and other strategies. Reduced traffic volumes allowed for repurposing of the right-of-way to improve safety and mobility of residents, as well as helping local restaurants and other businesses survive these difficult times. Concurrently, there has been a growing conversation about equity and public engagement, particularly in regards to the implementation of quick build initiatives.

This webinar will discuss that balance of expanding opportunities for quick build solutions with the responsibility to do so equitably and to ensure that these strategies are truly providing the benefits that our communities need. We'll also discuss the next steps and lessons learned as cities transition to the "new normal."

A series of presentations will show quick build initiatives throughout the country, in cities small and large. These presentations will be followed by an extended roundtable discussion with the panelists sharing their thoughts on the intersection of quick build strategies with equity and engagement, as well as taking questions from the attendees.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

  • Recall the history and development of quick build initiatives
  • Describe specific strategies which can be utilized
  • List best practices in quick build implementation
  • Learn context-sensitive strategies for a variety of settings
  • Identify and reflect on potential harm to communities from past projects that did not center equity
  • Apply innovative ideas for inclusive engagement

Speakers:

  • Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations | Office of the Mayor, Oakland | Oakland, CA, USA
  • Dane Eifling, Mobility Coordinator, Engineering Division | City of Fayetteville | Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • Anna Chamberlin,  Associate Director, Planning and Sustainability Division | DDOT | Washington, DC, USA
  • Tony Garcia, Principal | Street Plans | Miami, FL, USA

Fees:
ITE Members: $49.00
Non-Members: $99.00

This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH/CM credits, and a certificate of completion.

Group Pricing Available
ITE is offering as a member benefit a group pricing opportunity. If you are an ITE Member and want to sign up a group, you can do so at a discount.  To learn more and take advantage of this opportunity click here.