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Urban Street Design / Public Space

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In both scale and opportunity, streets are our greatest public space. When designed to support safe travel and interactions, they open up a city: people travel along streets to access work, recreation, family, and friends, and gather along them to foster the opportunities and connections that are the great promise of urban life.

With the release of the Urban Street Design Guide, NACTO set a new standard for city streets in North America and across the world. This publication—developed for cities, by cities—is a standard-bearer for the movement to build streets as places for people.

NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide / Public Space peer network convenes professionals across the city transportation field to continue to develop, test, and refine street designs that embody this ideal. NACTO facilitates active discussions among this group to exchange ideas, share experiences, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of rethinking how streets look and operate as practitioners push the needle on the next generation of urban street design.

See all of NACTO’s peer networks.

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Related NACTO Publications

Urban Street Design Guide

A blueprint for designing 21st century streets, the Urban Street Design Guide charts how North America’s foremost engineers, planners, and designers work to improve streets in their cities and showcases the tools and tactics cities use to make streets safer, more livable, and more economically vibrant.

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Urban Street Design / Public Space Events

Roadshows & Roundtables

San Antonio, 2017


St. Petersburg, 2019 | Event details >>
San Antonio, 2018
Aurora, 2017 | Event details >>
Albuquerque, 2017 | Event details >>
Atlanta, 2016 | Event details >>
Atlanta, 2016 | Event details >>
Phoenix, 2016 | Event details >>
Tulsa, 2016 | Event details >>
Denver, 2015 | Event details >>
Halifax, 2015 | Event details >>
Memphis, 2015 | Event details >>
Portland, 2015 | Event details >>
San Jose, 2015 | Event details >>
Portland, 2014 | Event details >>
San Mateo, 2014 | Event details >>
Washington, D.C., 2014 | Event details >>

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Additional Resources


Making the Case for Complete Streets: the Power of Images (2020)
Making the Case for Complete Streets (2015)
From Pop-up to Permanent: Transforming Cities Through Interim Interventions