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Wed 07.13.2011

Fixing the Great Mistake

AIA CES LUs 1.5

When: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Where: At The Center   

Noted entrepreneur and leading advocate for livable streets and alternative transportation in New York City, Mark Gorton explores the history of transportation in New York City with a focus on how urban planning policies that prioritize the automobile have diminished many other aspects of life in the city. In this lecture, Gorton questions why we have allowed automobiles to transform our streets from vibrant spaces full of play, human interaction and commerce, into dangerous, stress-inducing thoroughfares. He examines the key myths that are often cited to defend automobile dominated planning, provides evidence against them and offers a vision of life in New York City after a comprehensive adoption of livable streets initiatives.

Moderator:
Ethan Kent, an authority in the practice of Placemaking at the Project for Public Spaces and co-founder, along with OpenPlans and Transportation Alternatives, of The NYC Streets Renaissance Campaign will engage with Mr. Gorton in a discussion that explores ideas for taking livable streets to the next level.

Introduction:
Celeste Layne, Co-Chair APA NY Metro Chapter Transportation Committee

Presentation:
Mark Gorton, Founder, OpenPlans and The New York City Streets Renaissance
 

Q&A session with the audience to follow.
 

Organized by the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the APA NY Metro Chapter Transportation Committee

Free for AIA and APA Members, $10 for Non-members

  


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