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Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Join the NACTO staff, board, and member cities for a social networking reception to begin the 2015 Designing Cities conference. Meet transportation professionals from cities across the country and world working towards safe, sustainable, vibrant streets. Food and drink will be served.

Location: Palm Door on Sixth508 E 6th Street.

Remarks: Joseph Kopser, RideScout

RideScout was founded in 2013 with one mission: to make seamless door to door transportation accessible for all. Join CEO and Co-Founder Joseph Kopser for a first look at the future of urban mobility through connected transit experiences.

Night Lights:  Creative illumination strategies for the city at night

Join Arup at the opening conference reception at Palm Door on 6th for an interactive demonstration exploring different types, qualities and characteristics of light to understand why some light makes us anxious while other types of light seem more beautiful and make us feel calm or happy. The Arup team will describe how visual perception changes over the course of the day and night in urban environments, and why typical lighting standards that focus on level of light rather than light quality can lead to uninviting nighttime experiences. At 8:30, the Arup team will lead attendees on a short LightWalk back to the JW Marriott Hotel to show successes and challenges in using lighting to create inviting and lively streets, parks, plazas and other public spaces.


Conference registration includes this reception. A reception-only ticket may also be purchased.