SAVE THE DATE for the first of Partnership for Smarter Growth‘s 2013 Forum and Events Program! The theme for 2013 is Transportation Transformations for a Competitive and Sustainable Future. We are kicking off the series on April 16 with Jeffrey Tumlin of Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, the author of the newly-published book, Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities.
What: Transportation Transformations for Richmond
Where: Main Street Station Richmond, VA
When: April 16, 2013 5:30-7:30pm
Registration and refreshments: 5:30
Program starts at 6:00
Register Here: http://psgtransporationtransformations.eventbrite.com/
“Parking trouble in the Fan? Wondering how there can be so many parking garages downtown but you can never find a space? Wondering why our bus service isn’t working and dreaming of modern rapid transit? Want to turn our strip corridors into beautiful boulevards? Jeffrey is the expert you will want to hear. He will offer a range of creative ideas and examples applicable to Richmond’s needs. We’ll have a robust question and answer period following his presentation; Jeffrey will also be available to sign books.”
More about Jeff: Jeffrey Tumlin is an owner and sustainability practice leader of Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility. Over the past 19 years, he has led station area, downtown, citywide, and campus plans, and delivered various lectures and classes, in 20 U.S. states and five other countries. His major development projects have succeeded in reducing their traffic and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%, and accommodated many millions of square feet of growth with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic. He provided the transportation framework for the award-winning redesign of Seattle’s waterfront and the parking solutions to support the their growing downtown and helped restore the vibrancy of San Francisco’s Hayes Valley following the removal of the Central Freeway that once divided the neighborhood. These projects and others have won awards from the General Services Administration, American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Congress for the New Urbanism, and Urban Land Institute. Nelson-Nygaard is currently consulting with the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County on creative solutions and redesign of Hull Street and have done extensive work with Washington, D.C. on parking solutions and transit corridors.
Book pre-Order is available through Fountain Books in Shockoe Slip
We hope you will join us for this inspiring event. You will never look at transportation the same after you hear Jeffrey Tumlin speak!