“What moves you?” asked the City of Red Deer of its citizens. Collaborating with the Canadian non-profit 8-80 Cities and the Danish urban design firm Gehl Architects, a Mobility Playbook is in the works. We take a peek behind the effort with Jeff Risom, the Head of the Gehl Institute.
Next, we check in with the pedestrian advocacy group Walk San Francisco to hear about the city’s brand new Pedestrian Strategy. With adjustments to their built environment, the city hopes to reduce fatal pedestrian injuries by 50% by 2021. Elizabeth Stampe, Executive Director of WalkSF, explains the strategy’s launch that coincided with the city’s Walk 2 Work Day.
Digging deeper into safety, we hear from an injury-prevention coalition Safer Calgary about their symposium called Safe and Smooth. Roxanne LeBlanc, the Provincial Injury Prevention Project Coordinator at Alberta Health Services, adds depth to our understanding of why mobility, the built environment, and public health are in fact very connected.
We round out the Safe and Smooth discussion with some case studies of Calgary by 60 Dutch students at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. Paul van de Coevering is on the faculty of the Transportation, Urban Planning, and Urban Design program at NHTV and he’s joined by Joeri Mans, a fourth year student who was part of a group of six proposing a revitalization of the Central Business District in Calgary.
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