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Can bikeability and walkability transform socially and aesthetically deteriorating neighborhoods? How can bringing active transportation into the planning process bring more equity to a community? For more than two decades social activists and elected officials, alike, have teamed up to improve the quality of life for residents. Hear specific objectives and strategies from Houston, Minneapolis and Orlando. How did they improve access to jobs by creating pathways linking public transit? Or encourage active body motion -- and better health -- by providing alternatives to cars? Learn strategies to form alliances between nonprofit organizations, private enterprise, local governments and local residents. Dare to imagine creative ways to transform your own community.
Moderator: Rukiya Eaddy Thomas, Chief of Staff, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, Georgia
Gwendolyn Fedrick, GO Neighborhood Community Coordinator, Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation, Houston, Texas
Brooke Bonnett, AICP, Director of Economic Development, City of Orlando, Orlando, Florida
Russ Adams, Executive Director, Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, Minneapolis, Minnesota