Learn the key principles and best practices of creating great places, lively districts, and a synergistic mix of uses. Learn the many ways cities, planning agencies, and rail stations are encouraging quality, walkable, mixed-use environments and great public spaces.
Hear from Beverley Swaim-Staley, President & CEO of Union Station Redevelopment Corporation – manager of Washington DC’s iconic Union Station, one of the busiest transportation centers in the country - serving over 37 million visitors and passengers each year.
Beverley will give an update on the station and its $8.3 Billion modernization and TOD project being planned for the station known as Burnham Place – 9 million square foot of new mixed-use development that will be built above Union Station's tracks. The development will feature a mix of first-class office, residential, retail, and hotel space, as well as parks and plazas.
Hear from Brian O’Looney, Principal at Torti Gallas Architects in Washington DC, where he serves as principal designer for many notable mixed-use, transit-oriented projects. Brian will share principles of project design and placemaking from his more than 20 years experience planning and designing a variety of technically complex building types that seamlessly integrate a mix of uses.
Learn the successful methods to transform existing places, increase access, tame traffic, reduce and hide parking, and make places pedestrian, bike and scooter friendly.
June 16 - 2pm EDT / 1.5 Hour
Hear from transportation leaders about the new Congressional bill proposal for $205 Billion high speed rail funding to stimulate the American economy creating jobs and rebuilding our infrastructure in a new efficient and sustainable way. Hear from Congressman Seth Moulton of the new stimulus package he is leading to move America into the 21st century with a modern, fast rail system in multiple regions across America.
Hear from Secretary Ray LaHood who led America into high speed rail starting in 2009 while Secretary of Transportation. Secretary LaHood toured many of the world's state-of-the-art high speed rail systems to bring the revolutionary technology to America for the first time.
Learn about the many ways America will benefit from this modern transportation technology that the rest of the world has been enjoying for decades!
Congressman Seth Moulton
Secretary Ray LaHood
July 13 - 1:30pm EDT / 1.5 Hour
Learn about the state-of-the-art high speed rail system advancing in the Pacific Northwest planned to connect Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, BC. Catch up on the latest studies, system details, benefits, schedule, and more.
Hear from Washington's Transportation Secretary Roger Millar about the $355 Billion in game-changing economic benefits the system will bring to the region and state. Early feasibility studies have demonstrated the market viability of the concept and confirmed that it would be transformative.
Hear about Governor Inslee's vision that includes a transportation system that is fast, frequent, reliable, and environmentally responsible, and how it would unite the region in the common goals for economic development, increased collaboration, affordable housing, new jobs, tourism, multimodal connections, and more.
Secretary Roger Millar
July - 1pm EDT / 1.5 Hour
Learn about global high speed rail systems operating in nations all around the world including France, Italy, Germany, England, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia and more!
See the latest, most advanced trains and how they have transformed entire economies. Hear about high speed rail success stories in nation after nation - new travel options, new opportunities, affordable communities, jobs, and large-scale sustainability.
Hear about how other nations financed and built modern, fast rail networks connecting their nation. Hear about the many benefits HSR systems deliver on a daily basis to people all around the world.
July 9 - 1pm EDT / 1.5 Hour
Learn important principles and best practices of regional planning and transforming existing suburban developments into great walkable, mixed-use places. A practical webinar for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders showing how to initiate the needed transformations of outdated suburban projects and car-dominated places into desirable, urban and sustainable places.
Hear from Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Urban Design Program at Georgia Tech School of Architecture. Ellen wrote the book on retrofitting suburbia in 2009 with June Williamson. The book "Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs" documents successful retrofits of aging big box stores, malls, and office parks into healthier and more sustainable places. The book received a PROSE award as the best architecture and urban planning book of 2009 and has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Harvard Business Review, NPR, PBS, TED and other prominent venues.
Ellen will discuss successful methods of redesigning American suburbs and show how they can absorb new growth in compact forms avoiding more sprawl and the loss of farm land, forests and wilderness areas - working with changing demographics, new lifestyles, and a more diverse economic situation.
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