Posted on April 07, 2010 4:49 AM
Symposium: Transportation, Community, and Climate Change
This weekend, local and national experts -- including Active Transportation Alliance’s senior planner Carolyn Helmke -- will meet to discuss opportunities for integrating Transportation, place making, and sustainable development. Sponsored by the Sierra Club’s Green Transportation Campaign and Building Healthy Communities Team, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Transportation for America, this one-day symposium will address the following questions:
- How do we plan for vibrant communities that create a sense of place, allow for many Transportation choices, and protect lands from development?
- How do we invest in high-quality Transportation infrastructure to elevate pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit options?
- How do we design efficiency into communities to meet everyday needs within a rich fabric of building and Transportation choices?
The symposium will be on Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Catalyst Ranch, 656 W. Randolph, Suite 3W, Chicago, IL. The cost, which includes lunch, is $25 at the door ($15 for students). For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.sierraclub.org/Transportation/Chicago.