Pratt Institute’s Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development invites you to a lecture in conjunction with Pratt’s 125thAnniversary Kickoff weekend!
Mark Gorton, founder of OpenPlans.org: “From Complete Streets to Complete Cities.”
Followed by discussion with:
Eddie Bautista - Executive Director, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Elena Conte – Public Policy Campaign Organizer, Pratt Center for Community Development
Moderated by Andy Wiley-Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
Mark Gorton, the founder of a series of innovative financial and technology companies, is a leading advocate for alternative transportation and livable streets.
In “From Complete Streets to Complete Cities” he explores the history of transportation in New York City with a focus on how policies that prioritize the car have diminished many other aspects of life in the city. As a cyclist, pedestrian, neighbor, and parent, Gorton questions why we have allowed automobiles to transform our streets from vibrant places full of play, human interaction, and commerce, into dangerous, stress-inducing thoroughfares.
Saturday, October 1
Higgins Hall South room 111
61 St. James Place (at Lafayette)
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org