Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Every 18 months or so Jeff Speck writes an article. . .

For all the planners out there, those interested in walkability and bike-ability, and the Complete Streets folks, Jeff Speck has something you might be interested in:

"Hi, all. Here's a link to my latest article. If you like it, please share it. Please come to my Harvard course, June 23–24. Yeah, it ain't cheap, but you leave with something that looks like a Harvard diploma. And you learn to become a walkability expert in two short days. Here's a link:"

The Walkable City
Dates: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:00 am to Friday at 5:00 pm.
Tuition: $1,300.00.
Location: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 14 AIA/CES (HSW)
  • 11 AICP/CM
  • 14 LA/CES (HSW)
To learn more about "walkability" and on Jeff Speck's presentation before the West Palm Beach city commission in May of 2014 use this link. That work by Speck also had a tremendous impact outside the borders of West Palm and continues to this day in many ways here in central Palm Beach County.

Is your community talking about slowing traffic down on Dixie Hwy. or other main arterial roads? Changing the road design to make the road safer for pedestrians and bikes and getting the MPO and FDOT involved in the conversation too? You can trace much of that conversation back to May of 2014.