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Training and Workshops
Designing Cities Conference: Phoenix 2013
Designing Cities Phoenix 2013 Conference Program (PDF)
Schedule of Events
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Sunday, Oct 27
Sunday, Oct 27 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, Oct 28
Monday, Oct 28 - 4:00 am - 4:45 am
Monday, Oct 28 - 5:00 am - 5:45 am
Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, NYCDOT; Wylie Bearup, Director, Phoenix Street Transportation Department; and Greg Stanton, Mayor, City of Phoenix.
Monday, Oct 28 - 5:45 am - 6:30 am
Hear from transportation directors in four growing cities to understand how each is tackling transportation, the challenges they face, and the way they manage and design streets through vastly different contexts.
Monday, Oct 28 - 6:45 am - 7:45 am
NACTO convenes its top leaders to discuss the most noteworthy transportation trends of 2013, including the Urban Street Design Guide, bike sharing, and outlook for the next federal transportation reauthorization.
Monday, Oct 28 - 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday, Oct 28 - 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Economic Benefits of Multi-Modal Transportation and Mixed-Use Development
Cities present on-the-ground examples of how they measured the benefits of their projects for surrounding businesses or the larger economy.
Integrating Space and Time
Learn from leading practitioners about the trade-offs to be considered between space and time, as well as other signalization strategies that can make cities function better in time, as well as space.
Transforming Streets through Transit
Learn from practitioners who have spearheaded game-changing local transit initiatives and hear how high quality transit-oriented development can come to fruition.
Shared Mobility Systems
How are shared mobility systems such as car2go and CitiBike already altering how people move around their cities and how will they transform individual transportation choices over the next decade?
Monday, Oct 28 - 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Participatory Planning Applications and New Technologies
Mobile applications and new technologies are making it easier for citizens to directly participate in the planning process. How are cities incorporating these new voices into their existing processes?
Downtown Phoenix World-Class Streets Workshop
Explore how the City of Phoenix is investigating potential near-term strategies to better move people, build more livable streets, and enhance economic opportunities in the city’s core.
Data Collection for Safe, Livable Streets
Learn from researchers and project managers about how to better understand safety, performance, and livability through data, and which strategies can help cities obtain better research for major projects and initiatives.
Quick Change Design Strategies
How can interim design strategies, from parklets to public plazas to temporary sidewalk widenings, be used in the life of a capital project or as part of a citywide open space initiative?
Tuesday, Oct 29
Tuesday, Oct 29 - 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Breakfast Keynote Address
Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, NYC DOT; and Victor Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
Tuesday, Oct 29 - 5:15 am - 7:00 am
Meet the Cities
Led by the creators and implementers, this “speed dating” activity will give conference attendees an opportunity to learn directly from the experts who helped to craft the Urban Street Design Guide.
Tuesday, Oct 29 - 7:15 am - 9:00 am
Financing City Transportation Infrastructure
With gas tax covering less and less funding, this panel explores value capture and innovative financing structures that cities are increasingly using for transportation infrastructure investments.
Next Generation Bikeways
How have cities around the country successfully designed innovative bicycle infrastructure and what are some of the key lessons learned from their first projects in the ground?
Getting Across the Divide
Giving people safe and convenient crossings is a precursor to walkability. How are cities addressing pedestrian crossings at midblock locations and minor street crossings?
Level of Service
Hear from cities about how they use LOS in development review process, how other performance metrics can augment LOS, and how emerging tools and policies can promote development and multi-modal systems simultaneously.
Tuesday, Oct 29 - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Lunch Box To-Go
Tuesday, Oct 29 - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
PHX Sky Train via Phoenix METRO Light Rail
The PHX Sky Train is an electric powered people mover which opened on April 2013 at Sky Harbor International Airport. Explore its impressive infrastructure, features, and amenities.
Trolley Tour of Downtown Phoenix
Ollie the Trolley will take participants on a tour of downtown Phoenix to explore both new and historic places within this central business district of Arizona.
Sports District off Jefferson Street
The Legends Entertainment District was opened in 2011 to engage sports fans and downtown Phoenix visitors and to complement the newly constructed Light Rail.
Pedestrian Areas in the Sonoran Desert
Phoenix is the sixth most populous city in the nation and home to 1.5 million people. With very warm temperatures for 5 months during the summer, Phoenix must make special considerations for pedestrians in the Sonoran Desert.
Urban Bike Tour
With sunshine 360 days a year, Phoenix is a bicyclist’s paradise. This urban route showcases a number of modern bicycle facilities in Phoenix's more than 600 miles of dedicated on and off-street bike lanes, routes and paths.