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Webinars

 

NACTO-GDCI hosts bi-monthly webinars exploring the latest solutions to urban planning, design, and policy challenges. No matter the topic, our webinars feature real-world examples from global experts so that city practitioners can learn directly from their peers.

Recordings and presentations can be found at the links below. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on future webinars.

Upcoming Webinars:

August 12, 2020, 7:00 am EST

Global Launch of Designing Streets for Kids:

Presenting New Design Guidance for Child-Focused Urban Streets

Speakers: Becky Bavinger, Global Public Health, Bloomberg Philanthropies; Cecilia Vaca Jones: Executive Director, Bernard van Leer Foundation; Natalie Draisin, Director, North American Office & UN Representative, FIA Foundation; Skye Duncan, Director, NACTO-GDCI; Susanna Hausmann-Muela, Chief Program Officer at Fondation Botnar

Past Webinars:

Reviving Waterfront Streets: Lessons from Toronto and Auckland

Speakers: Pina Mallozzi, Vice President of Design at Waterfront Toronto, and Panuku Development Auckland
Moderator: Skye Duncan, Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

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 Streets for People: The Case for Open Streets

Speakers: Leticia Sabino, founder and director of SampaPé! in São Paulo, and Aaron Paley, president, and co-founder of Community Arts Resources (CARS)
Moderator: Abhimanyu Prakash, senior program manager at the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

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Jumping in with Both Pedals: Lessons from Rapid Implementation of Cycling Networks

Speakers: Alain Boulanger from Paris City Hall and Manuel Calvo from EstudioMC in Sevilla
Moderator: Nicole Payne, program manager at NACTO

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Informal Streets: Meeting Mobility Needs in Informal Neighborhoods

Speakers: Michael Krause, CEO of the Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC) in Cape Town, South Africa, and Colombian Architect Giovanna Spera, Medellin, Colombia.
Moderator: Skye Duncan, Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

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 Measuring People-Friendly Streets

Speakers: Jennifer Gardner, Gehl Institute, and Joe Chestnut, ITDP
Moderator: Fabrizio Prati, senior program manager of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

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 From Pop-up to Permanent: Transforming Cities Through Interim Interventions

Speakers: Michael Lydon, Principal of Street Plans Collaborative, and Skye Duncan, Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO
Moderator: Melinda Hanson, former associate director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

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Best Practices in Transit Street Design

Session 1 Speakers: Aaron Villere, Senior program associate at NACTO, Azra Khan, World Resources Institute (WRI) India, and Pete Lipar, Slovenia
Session 2 Speakers: Aaron Villere, Senior program associate at NACTO, Annie Weinstock, BRT Plan
Moderators: Fabrizio Prati and Ankita Chachra, senior program managers of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

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 Designing for Road Safety

Session 1 Speakers: Prof. Frank Ding, China Program Manager, Global Road Safety Partnership, China, Dante Rosado, Initiative Coordinator for Fortaleza, Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, Fortaleza, Brazil, and Kathleen Ferrier, Policy & Communications Director, Vision Zero Network, San Francisco, CA.
Session 2 Speakers: Judy Fleiter, Global Manager, Global Road Safety Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland, and Dhyana Quintanar Solares, CEO of Nexity,  former head of the Authority of Public Space and General Director of Transportation Planning of Mexico City, Mexico, and Paul Steely White, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives, New York
Moderator: Abhimanyu Prakash, senior program manager at the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

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Case Studies from the Global Street Design Guide

Session 1 Speakers: Andreas Røhl, Gehl People, Denmark, and Juanjo Mendez, City of Buenos Aires
Session 2 Speakers: Robin Abad and Ilaria Salvador, City of San Francisco, and Amit Bhatt  and Sarika Panda Bhatt, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Moderator: Skye Duncan, Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

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Pedestrian Priority Spaces

Session 1 Speakers: Darren Davis, Auckland Council, New Zealand, and Emily Weidenhof, Director of Public Space at New York City DOT, and Rob Adams, City of Melbourne, Australia
Session 2 Speakers: Daniel Firth, Stockholm, Sweden, Esther Kurland, London, UK, and William Vallejo, Bogota, Colombia
Moderators: Fabrizio Prati and Abhimanyu Prakash, senior program managers of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO

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 Global Best Practice in Street Design

Speakers: Dávid Vitézy, former CEO of the Centre for Budapest Transport, Hungary, Dr. Soo-Hong Noh, Yonsei University, South Korea
Moderator: Kate Fillin-Yeh, Director of Strategy at NACTO

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Webinar Recordings:

 

2019

Reviving Waterfront Streets: Lessons from Toronto and Auckland

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 Streets for People: The Case for Open Streets

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2018

Jumping in with Both Pedals: Lessons from Rapid Implementation of Cycling Networks

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Informal Streets: Meeting Mobility Needs in Informal Neighborhoods

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 Measuring People-Friendly Streets

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 From Pop-up to Permanent: Transforming Cities Through Interim Interventions

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2017

Best Practices in Transit Street Design

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 Designing for Road Safety

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Case Studies from the Global Street Design Guide

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2016

Pedestrian Priority Spaces

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 Global Best Practice in Street Design

 


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