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Open for Whom? Streets as a Platform for Recovery
June 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Crisis precipitates change. The novel Coronavirus has transformed our lived experience in the blink of an eye, generating mass uncertainty and economic upheaval while laying bare the inequities in America. As we witness the struggle to maintain a sense of self, purpose, and hope, it is paramount to understand that the collective utility of the street has never before played such a crucial role in determining our American destiny.
In this free webinar, Tamika Butler, Esq, Jason DeGray P.E., PTOE and Kristof Devastey, P.E., PTOE, PTP of Toole Design will discuss equitable, ethical, and empathetic approaches to “open streets” recovery initiatives.
This presentation will:
Table pre-pandemic agendas
Reflect on the nuance of how people rely on streets
Address the need to dismantle racial, economic, and environmental inequities for streets to be truly open
Identify the need for those who are most impacted by changes to the street to have the most power to shape those changes
Provide practical considerations for deploying open streets