SPUR Citizen Planning Institute Series: Second Session

Second Session: Mobility, Accessibility, Sustainability: How We Get Around and How Space is Configured for Movement

In this session, we will study the theoretical bases for smarter transportation policies—how we get around, how space is configured for movement, why we are dealing with ideology as well as design, and how this has favored the automobile. From this point we will examine the logic of automobility and the logic of sprawl —as a prelude to understanding the relationship between road space and sprawl. Finally, we will learn specific techniques and solutions for retooling our transportation networks and cities for urbanity. With Jeff Tumlin, Nelson\Nygaard.

About the SPUR Citizen Planning Institute Series:

Five weekly sessions starting July 9 at 4 p.m.

"As individuals, institutions and governments struggle with the implications of global warming and climate change, we are faced with a dizzying array of possible actions. Continuing to make smart personal and political choices is essential to try and stave off the worst disasters of global warming. But something much bigger needs to happen—a change in the course of business as usual. In this first series of new informative programs at the new SPUR Urban Center, we will focus on what we can do at the community level, from the perspective of good government and good planning, to reduce CO2 emissions. Responding to the legislative context, we will focusing on greener buildings, smarter land use, more efficient transportation and market responses.

This five-part summer series is coordinated by Jeff Tumlin of Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Stephanie Reyes, policy director at Greenbelt Alliance and Jim Chappell, director of the Citizen Planning Institute at SPUR."

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