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Understanding and Measuring Walkability: The Tempe Context

Friday, March 17, 2017
Registration/Continental Breakfast: 8:30 - 9 AM
Workshop: 9 AM - 12 PM

Tempe Transportation Center
Don Cassano Community Room
200 East 5th Street, 2nd Floor
Tempe, AZ 85281

Workshop Description

The term ‘walkability’ has been in popular use among planners, engineers, and others since the 1980s. But what does it really mean? And how do you measure walkability? The answer is that it means different things to different people, groups, and professions.  And just how walkable a place is can depend on, among other things, how frequently you walk and bike and where you’re from.  In this professional development workshop, we’ll dig into these questions, discussing the types of transportation infrastructure that make places walkable (and unwalkable), and things that create barriers to walkability. This workshop includes a one-hour “walkabout,” i.e. a walking tour and interactive assessment of beautiful downtown Tempe, and a group discussion of findings.

Presenter: Brian Fellows, Senior Transportation Planner; Amec Foster Wheeler
Brian will be assisted by City of Tempe planning and transportation staff

Brian has 28 years of experience in the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors, including 17 years specializing in multimodal transportation and the built environment.  For 6 years Brian created and ran the Arizona Safe Routes To School (SRTS) federal program, which awarded more than $15 million in funding.  This also included conducting 30 SRTS workshops and walking site assessments, and managing more than 70 projects.  He also has presented at more than 100 conferences, meetings, and webinars, including ITE, AASHTO, U.S. EPA, Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), National Center for Safe Routes To School, SRTS National Partnership, and Walkable and Livable Communities Institute.  He conceived and held America Moves – an international conference on building health into communities through multimodal facilities, programs, and physical activity.  He is also a member of the SRTS National Partnership’s Local Leaders Advisory Committee, and the Tempe Transportation Commission. Brian was a Technical Advisory Committee member for the Urban Land Institute’s Community Plan project.  He has a BS in Biology from the University of Arizona, an MBA from Arizona State University, and also attended Georgetown University.

Parking is available for about $4.50 at the City Hall Parking Garage located at 117 East 5th Street, Tempe


AICP CM
AICP CM Credit: 3 Credits

(CM application submitted;
approval pending)



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Registration Fees:

APA Arizona Members $65
Non-Members $80
Full-time Students, Unemployed and Retired Planners (Members Only) $25

Price includes continental breakfast.

For more info call / e-mail:
APA Arizona
602-866-7188
info@azplanning.org

 

 

 


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