Street Lights 2016
A Complete Streets approach can help people improve our health, our daily commutes, our local economies, and our communities. How can advocates encourage Complete Streets, and work with engineers and practitioners to get these projects built?
We convened to answer these questions on November 15, 2016 in Sacramento, CA at Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets, our first-ever Complete Streets conference. This day-long conference offered a chance for transportation planners and engineers, community, equity, and health advocates, local officials, and Complete Streets practitioners to share ideas, brainstorm solutions, and celebrate the success of the Complete Streets movement nationwide.
Street Lights convened interactive panels and breakout discussions about cutting-edge Complete Streets ideas, practices, and tools. The conference came at an incredibly exciting time, as Congress recently included Complete Streets language in its new federal transportation law and the nation had just recently passed 1,000 Complete Streets policies.
Read our blog to learn about the Coalition’s past and upcoming events >>
Hundreds of cities around the world hold PARK(ing) Day on the third Friday in September where dozens of parking spots that are usually reserved for stationary, empty cars are transformed into places for people. Here’s a look at a few of the “parklets” scattered around our office in Washington, DC and what their creators had to say about them.
The Rockefeller Foundation and Smart Growth America today announced the launch of the National Opportunity Zones Academy, which will help cities drive sustainable growth in Opportunity Zones by attracting socially responsible investment. Five cities so far have been selected to participate: Chicago, Greater Miami and the Beaches, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Norfolk, VA.