Live Broadcast on March 23, 2015 at 11:30 – 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar provides a look into the background of the movement and how practitioners employ tactical urbanism.

Mike Lydon with fellow urban experts Valerie Watson and Alexandros Washburn, identified examples of short-term, community-based projects that are powerful and adaptable new tools for urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond.

For your convenience, you can find the slide presentation for the webinar here.

Mike Lydon’s visual portion of the webinar presentation can be found by clicking here.

The Panel:

David WeinbergerModerator: David Weinberger is the City Partnerships Director at ioby. At ioby, David works with cities to find, encourage, and support tactical urbanists around the country. Before working at ioby, he helped to develop WalkNYC, the NYC Department of Transportation’s first ever standardized pedestrian wayfinding system. He has also worked at the MTA, the U.S. Department of State, the Democratic National Committee, and PBS. He is primarily interested in exploring ways to promote meaningful community involvement in urban planning, and believes firmly in the power of ioby to create measurable, community-driven change in neighborhoods everywhere.

Mike LydonMike Lydon is Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative. An internationally recognized planner, he was a co-author of The Smart Growth Manual and the creator and primary author of the reports “The Open Streets Project” and “Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action, Long-Term Change” Vol.1 and Vol.2. He works and speaks internationally on smart growth, livable cities, active transportation, and tactical urbanism. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Valerie WatsonValerie Watson works for LADOT as an urban designer and Pedestrian Coordinator. Along with her colleagues in the Active Transportation Division, she works to promote implementation of pedestrian-focused design, develop active transportation plans and policies, establish effective partnerships within the City and with advocacy and community organizations, and secure funding opportunities to enhance safety for people who walk, bike and take transit. She is embarking on the City’s first ever Safe Routes to School Strategic Plan, shoring up a Complete Streets Engineering Toolbox, infusing methodologies, metrics and a data-driven approach into the department’s activities.

Alexandros WashburnAlexandros Washburn is industry professor and founding director of the Center for Coastal Resilience and Urban Xcellence (CRUX) at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He was formerly the Chief Urban Designer of the New York City Department of City Planning under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former public works advisor and chief architect for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

 

Thank you to our sponsor Island Press for keeping webinars like these free. Visit Island Press to purchase Tactical Urbanism by Michael Lydon and Anthony Garcia and The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective by Alexandros Washburn.

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As a part of SSF’s ongoing mission to inform public and private sector decision makers on climate security and sustainability topics through online educational events, the public interest organization has partnered with ASU SOS to present Along the Urban Path​, ​a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resilience. The partnership will produce a program of four online events based on SSF’s successful webinars model and provide virtual dialogue opportunities for participants.

Attendees will take home points that go beyond the vernacular to get to what “resilience” actually means now, and what it could achieve for the future. Presenters representing different disciplines will then take participants down different avenues using three resilience mechanisms — social, ecological, and technological – and where these avenues converge. The result will be a workable framework using S.E.T.S. (Social, Ecological, Technological Systems) that decision makers can use in planning for a more sustainable future.The first webinar from this partnership, Growing a City to Meet Current and Future Needs: ​What Led to the Urban Resilience Movement will broadcast live on April 24th at 1:15pm EDT. Panelists will introduce attendees to “urban resilience,” including insights from the practitioner perspective. 

The panel, moderated by Nancy Grimm, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, includes Joyce Coffee, Managing Director of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, Tom Seager of the ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and Charles Redman, Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.As with all SFF webinars, there will be time after the panelist presentations for audience questions, and the webinars will be recorded and available in the SSF Archives. Attendees, curious minds, practitioners, and the general public are invited to dialogue about the webinars and the topic of “urban resilience” before and after the four live events on the Security & Sustainability Forum LinkedIn Group page in the designated thread.

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Fri, Apr 24, 2015 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT 

This is the first webinar in the “Along the Urban Path” four-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and The Security and Sustainability Forum. Along the Urban Path serves as​ ​a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. Attendees will take home points that go beyond the vernacular to get to what “resiliency” actually means now, and what it could achieve for the future. Presenters representing different disciplines will then take participants down different avenues using three resilience mechanisms — social, ecological, and technological – and where these avenues converge. The result will be a workable framework using S.E.T.S. (Social, Ecological, Technological Systems) that decision makers can use in planning for a more sustainable future.In this first webinar, Panelists will introduce attendees to “urban resilience,” including insights from the practitioner perspective.The Panel:Moderator: Nancy Grimm, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU- Joyce Coffee, Managing Director of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN)

- Tom Seager, Lincoln Fellow of Ethics and Sustainability, and Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
-Charles Redman, Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of SustainabilityAs with all SFF webinars, there will be time after the panelist presentations for audience questions, and the webinars will be recorded and available in the Archives onwww.ssfonling.org. Attendees, curious minds, practitioners, and the general public are invited to dialogue about the webinars and the topic of “urban resilience” before and after the four live events on the Security & Sustainability Forum LinkedIn Group page at linkedin.com/groups/Security-Sustainability-Forum-8236511 in the designated conversation thread.
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Wed, Jun 3, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT

Achievements in Sustainability: A Look at Local Environmental Health Program SuccessJoin this webinar to learn how other local environmental health programs achieved integration between sustainability and environmental health in this free event on June 3rd from 1:00-2:15 pm EDT. Brought to you by The Security and Sustainability Forum in cooperation with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), this webinar will feature past NEHA Sustainability Award winners and is a great way to open the discussion around the sustainability-environmental health nexus with other like-minded professionals. Webinar participants will also preview some of the sustainability sessions that will be featured at the NEHA 2015 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition in Orlando on July 13-15. Registrants will receive the webinar recording and the slide presentation following the broadcast.

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Roads were not Built for Cars

by Arturo Herrera on March 20, 2015

Mon, Apr 6, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT

The Panel:

Moderator: Heather Boyer, Built Environment Editor at Island Press

– Carlton Reid is author of “Roads Were Not Built for Cars,” on sale at Island Press on April 9th! Reid has been writing for 29 years on cycling, transport, and adventure travel. In this new book, Reid reveals the pivotal – and largely unrecognized – role that bicyclists played in the development of modern roadways, and encourages us to celebrate those links once again.

– Andy Clarke is President of the National League of Cyclists. He has successfully led efforts to create, interpret and implement various transportation programs that are available to improve conditions for bicycling and walking as the League’s State and Local Advocacy Director. Before joining the League in February 2003, Clarke was on contract to provide technical assistance to the highly regarded Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center on site at the Federal Highway Administration. In addition to his strong policy background, Clarke has managed a range of bicycle and pedestrian planning projects at the state and metropolitan levels and has worked extensively with state and local advocacy groups.

Thank you to our sponsor, Island Press, for making this program free and available to the public.

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