12 September 2011

From Complete Streets to Complete Cities

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)
Brooklyn, NY
RSVP to ltauber@pratt.edu

1 comment:

  1. The Historic Preservation Program is already “greened,” as the most sustainable action is to preserve and reuse.