Safe Streets Make Better Places

Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 am–12:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
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Presentations will include:

Traffic Calming and Artistic Intervention:The Asphalt Art Battleground presented by Anthony Garcia, President, Street Plans Collaborative

From popup to permanent: How targeted placemaking uncovers demand for the wanted but unexpected presented by Kevin Wright, Principal, YARD & Company

A Reimagined Space for the University of Kentucky: Rose Street Pop-Up Park presented by Maureen Dreckman, Technical Project Specialist I, University of Kentucky

Presented by


Maureen Dreckman Maureen Dreckman, University of Kentucky

Maureen is a landscape designer at the University of Kentucky, working toward licensure. She has served as an adjunct for Design Implementation I in spring semesters 2019 and 2020 in the department of Landscape Architecture at UK. She collaborates with various departments across the university to develop landscape designs that fits into the fabric of campus and the overall masterplan while also pushing the boundaries to maximize the landscape for the students of the university. Maureen graduated with a Bachelors in Science from the school of Landscape Architecture at UK.


Anthony Garcia Anthony Garcia, Street Plans Collaborative

Tony Garcia is a Principal of Street Plans Collaborative and leads the firm’s Miami office. With over 15 years of experience, Tony is a leader in the field of urban planning, and balances day-to-day management of the firm with writing, speaking, and advocating for great streets and public spaces. Tony is coauthor of the globally acclaimed series Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change, co-author of Tactical Urbanism, published by Island Press in March 2015, and together with Mike Lydon is the recipient of the 2017 Seaside Prize. Tony was also awarded the 2017-2018 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship for Architecture & Design. He lectures and leads workshops on the topics of placemaking, tactical urbanism, and street design. He is a former part-time faculty member at the University of Miami School of Architecture and is the past Chairman of the Green Mobility Network, the largest bicycle pedestrian advocacy organization in South Florida. He co-founded the Ludlam Trail project, which will result in the addition of over 50 acres of new park space in Miami-Dade County. Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Urban Design from New York University and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Miami.


Kevin Wright Kevin Wright, YARD & Company

Kevin is a leader in community development, economic and real estate development finance/planning, and placemaking. Kevin has led teams in the creation and implementation of dozens of projects ranging from small creative placemaking activities to multi-million dollar real estate projects.