NACTO’s training program brings together street design teams for events and workshops based on policy and content from NACTO’s design guides and case studies from member cities.
Training types range from 2 hour, 2-person digital meetings to 2 day, in-person events in host cities. The diversity in format and training length reflects the wide range of needs city and agency staff have in planning, designing, and delivering street design projects.
Types of Trainings
Digital Design Charrettes
An interactive 1-2 hour webinar focused around a design challenge or location in a specific city. Once a site is proposed, NACTO staff work with the city to identify peer experts who review the design and share their expertise, suggestions, and design solutions. Any NACTO member city or transit agency can request a Digital Design Charrette, and the webinar is open to all NACTO members.
1-2 day convening that brings ~3 peer experts to a host city to provide training on a specific topic (e.g. bike network development) through curated information sharing from peer city practitioners, design charrettes, and other facilitated, in-person conversations. They are open to NACTO member cities.
Trainings bring together practitioners for intensive 1- or 2-day events on the principles of people-focused street design and implementation. Content is based on technical recommendations from NACTO design guides and conceptual frameworks that inform city transportation planning. Trainings are led by NACTO staff or Certified Trainer consultants. They are available to NACTO member cities and the general public. Request to host a training >>
Sister City Roadshows
1-2 day convening that brings ~3 peer experts to a host region to provide training on a specific topic (e.g., bike network development) through NACTO-staff or certified consultant led design trainings, curated information sharing from peer city practitioners, design charrettes, and other facilitated, in-person conversations. NACTO member cities or agencies can request Sister City events, and may invite regional partners, some of whom may not be NACTO members. Depending on the topic, a non-NACTO member city may be selected to host the Sister Cities event as part of a recruitment effort or to accommodate nearby NACTO cities in that region.
A 1-2 day convening of 10+ cities and/or transit agencies to advance collective understanding in a design or policy area and strengthen interpersonal connections within the peer network. Roundtables are hosted in a NACTO member city, and are open to staff in NACTO member cities and transit agencies, typically all within one peer network.