US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

 
 
 
USHSR Members Attend FREE!

 
 
WEBINAR SCHEDULE

 
 
 
August 18 - 1pm EDT / 1.5 Hour

Get the latest from transportation leaders about the design, development, and progress of California's high speed rail stations. Learn the best practices for designing great rail stations and integrating them into walkable cities and towns. See how new high speed rail stations are at the center of revitalizing the state's economy, creating jobs, and building our 21st century sustainable transportation systems.

Hear from Margaret Cederoth, Director of Planning and Sustainability at California High Speed Rail Authority. Margaret is an urban planner with over two decades of experience working in the areas of transportation and sustainability planning, land use, and international planning. She was appointed by Governor Newsom in 2019 to her position at the state rail authority where she oversees station planning.

The state's full high speed rail system buildout has designated 25 high speed rail stations, most of which will be newly built from the ground up, with others being retrofitted and expanded to accommodate high speed trains.

Hear from Jacqui Kitchen, Assistant City Manager at the City of Bakersfield. Bakersfield is one of the first cities to get high speed rail in America, with a new station underway. Hear about the city's role and activities to maximize and leverage the great value of a new high speed rail station coming to town, and planning for transit oriented development.

Hear from Randy Volenec, lead architect of the Transbay Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. Randy is Associate Principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and will discuss Transbay station design, and the process of building a massive new station in the middle of a major downtown.

Get the latest plans, designs, and schedules for station development and expansion. Hear about the unique challenges of high speed rail stations, and how the Authority is coordinating with local planning officials to leverage station value creation to encourage the development of walkable, affordable communities around the stations.

Learn about station design, station location rationale, and implementing changes to zoning, parking, and travel patterns around the stations. Learn about leveraging stations as community revitalization tools, economic development, and for the creation of affordable, equitable communities.


 
 
 
 
 
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Learn important principles and best practices of regional planning and transforming existing suburban areas 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 & 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.

Hear from Brent Reynolds, CEO and Managing Partner of Nolan Reynolds, a real estate developer specializing in TOD projects. Brent will discuss his firm's 2 major TOD projects both currently under construction in Miami at metro rail stations. Totalling more than half a billion dollars in project value, the 2 TOD projects are excellent examples of 'retrofitting suburbia' with exemplary mixed-use projects.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MORE WEBINARS ARE BEING SCHEDULED NOW!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
jobs | economic recovery | mobility | safety | energy security | climate solution

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL STATION PLANNING - August 18

REGIONAL PLANNING & RETROFITTING SUBURBIA - July 29

STATION AREA PLANNING

 
 
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