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A Healthier Region Through Street Design

Just another ten minutes of walking a day can lengthen a person’s life by years, but the streets of today are designed primarily for cars, rather than for people. Good design principles and new technologies can help us create more healthy streets, whether in busy commercial districts or suburban areas.  This session will explore how streets can promote public safety and improve everyone’s physical and mental health.
Jo Ivey Boufford, MD° President, New York Academy of Medicine
Mandu Sen, Program Manager, Regional Plan Association
Victor Calise, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Kate Fillin-Yeh, Strategy Director, National Association of City Transportation Officials
Jill Lerner, Principal, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Member 10th District, New York City Council
Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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