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Thursday, October 3 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
The Street's Not Complete Until WE Say It Is!

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The street's not complete until WE say it is, is a provocative statement meant to indicate a shift in complete streets approaches that moves beyond transportation systems that is inclusive of key equity issues like social, environmental, and mobility justice. Issues that all our collective community’s face. The WE in this sense isn't for designers but is representative of a truly collaborative and community driven approach to complete streets - and to signify that WE as designers must be of the communities we work within, not just in them. This panel discussion will provide a deep dive into the challenges that we face in implementing transformative project through the eyes of urban planners, landscape architects, social equity, and engineering. There is an inherent friction that can persist between these professions, and we begin to shed light on examples that have helped us to deconstruct our roles on these projects and demonstrate the power of allowing that friction to produce innovation. Our panelists will give some background on recent examples of pitfalls that exist as well as some proofs of where breakthroughs have occurred where these professional lines are blurred and we have been challenged by each other to produce a better project.

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Jason Zogg

Co-Founder & Urban Design Lead | City Innovations, Ford Mobility
Urban planner leading Ford’s evolving understanding of the operating environment of all of our products and services - the urban street.
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Mike Lydon

Principal, Street Plans
Mike is the Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative, an international award-winning planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami, New York City, and San Francisco. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Seaside Prize, co-author of Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action... Read More →
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Mike Sewell

Principal, Gresham Smith
Mike is a professional engineer and serves as Gresham Smith’s active transportation service line leader bringing more than 20 years of experience in the planning, design and implementation of transportation projects. He was named as one of the owners of his firm 7 years ago and... Read More →
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Louis Johnson

Senior Landscape Architect, Gresham Smith
Louis is an award-winning landscape architect, urban designer and project manager. He brings extensive national experience in Complete Street planning, implementation, urban design, infill and innovative public engagement processes. Louis is working on transformative placemaking projects... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
EPB, 7th Floor, Room 2