Creating Walkable Communities

Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
UMass Dartmouth Woodland Commons

Save the date - September 20th, 1-5 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Woodland Commons
Creating Walkable Communities

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Sponsored by:

UMass Dartmouth Sustainability Office
UMass Dartmouth Sustainability Office
Urban Initiative
Walk Boston
SRPEDD

What is it that makes you want to stroll a neighborhood? Why do some city centers and town villages draw you to be out on foot? Please join us on September 20th as we host three speakers who will help us envision how Southeastern Massachusetts can transform village and urban areas towards greater walkability. We'll explore planting trees and other greenery; sidewalks, streetscapes and parking; building designs and vistas for pedestrian centers.

Anyone should come who is interested in greening up their city or town, or sharing how their neighborhood already encourages visitors and residents to park their cars and walk around. We'd like to have participation from municipal planners, environmental activists, and SouthCoast residents. The workshop will include tips and stories of how walkable neighborhoods have been established elsewhere, and it will also offer time for discussion of questions and suggestions from participants.

Speakers include

  • Wendy Landman, Executive Director of WalkBoston
  • Jason Schrieber of Nelson/Nygaard
  • Steve Cecil of The Cecil Group

This event is the first in our new series, 'Sustainable Cities.' This series, co-sponsored by the Urban Initiative and the Sustainability Initiative of UMass Dartmouth, will involve conversations about the ways we can capitalize on the assets of our urban communities to promote a low-carbon future.

To request more information on upcoming events in this series, contact Colleen Dawicki at cdawicki@umassd.edu or Susan Jennings at sjennings@umassd.edu.

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