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Mr. Dan Burden

Director of Innovation and Inspiration

Blue Zones, LLC


Dan's efforts to get the world "back on its feet" earned him the two of the first-ever awarded lifetime-achievement awards - the first from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals; the second issued by the New Partners for Smart Growth. The League of American Bicyclists named Dan as "one of the 25 most significant leaders in bicycling for the past 100 years." In a peer-driven process, Planetizen Magazine ranks Dan as one of the 100 most significant urban thinkers of all time. In 2001, Time magazine named Dan as one of the six most important civic innovators in the world. That same year, the Transportation Research Board (National Academy of Sciences) honored Dan by making him their Distinguished Lecturer. Dan pioneers change in fields he helped create. He has more than 40 years of experience helping create livable communities and in 2014 the White House Honored Dan as a champion of change in transportation.


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