2013 Transportation Symposium; Inland Empire at a Turning Point
Both nationally and locally communities are facing new significant forces that play into our transportation investment choices; the aging baby boomer generation, rising obesity rates, increased demand for multimodal facilities, significant backlogs of deferred facility maintenance and preservation work and shrinking budgets. The customary methods of tackling tough transportation questions may no longer be applicable to today's challenges.
The Spokane Regional Health District and the Inland Empire Section of the American Planning Association have invited innovative transportation professionals to share what other communities are doing to get out ahead of these challenges. Andrew Dannenberg, Co-editor of 'Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability', will kick us off with the latest research on how transportation planning impacts the health of our communities. Chris Comeau, with the City of Bellingham, will discuss expectations for multimodal transportation levels of service. Bob Bengford, of MAKERS Architecture and Urban design, will share strategies for using transportation infrastructure for place making. Paul Moore, of Nelson Nygaard, will present best management practices and design standards for accessible transportation. Kendra Breiland, of Fehr & Peers, will give examples of what great communities are doing right and how we can take advantage of these tactics.
Join in the conversation. Together we can create the transportation systems that make our communities healthy, accessible, prosperous and sustainable.
Lunch is included in the price of registration. AICP CM credits are pending approval.
2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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