SPUR San Jose: Measuring Walkability

When
February 21, 2013   12:30 pm   
Where
San Jose State University College of Engineering, Room 285 &287 1 Washington Square San Jose, CA, 95112
From SPUR
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This event will take place in San Jose.

San Jose’s 2040 General Plan includes ambitious targets for changing transportation patterns to include more travel by transit, bike and foot. As the city tackles implementation of the plan, new tools are emerging to inform developers and city officials about what success looks like. Walkability metrics like WalkScore, LEED-ND and State of Place™ are providing increasingly sophisticated ways to measure accessibility by foot. Dr. Mariela Alfonzo of State of Place™ and Ralph McLaughlin, assistant professor of urban and regional planning at San Jose State University, join us to look at these state-of-the-art metrics and identify what they can mean for our urban areas.

 


San Jose State University
College of Engineering, Room 285 &287
1 Washington Square
San Jose, CA, 95112
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