CNU to explore equity + transportation at NYC Summit
Join engineers, planners, designers, and public officials from across the U.S. at the 2014 CNU Project for Transportation Reform Summit October 1-3, 2014 at the Ford Foundation Building in New York City. This year’s Summit, Equity + Transportation, will focus on the interaction between equity and transportation and how to redefine transportation standards to support safe, vibrant, and equitable streets.
For decades, U.S. transportation policy gave priority to automobiles over the social and economic needs of the people living along our streets. Highways and wide arterials divided pre-existing neighborhoods, degraded the public realm, and created travel spaces unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists. Much of CNU’s transportation work — such as our Highways to Boulevards initiative and the CNU/ITE collaboration Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares — helps to reverse decades of inequity.
This three-day summit of presentations, discussions, tours, and working meetings will challenge participants to identify research opportunities, policy strategies, and design approaches that make transportation policy more holistic and equitable. These discussions around Equity + Transportation will form the basis of CNU’s work on this topic for the upcoming year.
The purpose of the Summit is to explore the following questions:
1. How do we revitalize corridors in distressed communities?
2. How do we complete “incomplete” streets by building great, beautiful and equitable streets?
3. Is there a research, policy, or design gap in this area that CNU could address? If so, what?
Register online before September 26th, 2014. Find our more at www.cnu.org/transportation2014.