Saturday, August 8, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
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Add onto your conference experience with this hands-on training packed with actionable strategies to transform your streets into places and to reclaim their rightful place as shared front yards in the public realm. The curriculum is jointly created by the Streets and Transportation team at Project for Public Spaces, and the renowned Dutch consulting firm – Mobycon.
This interactive session aims to build a stronger understanding of transportation and its role in creating (or disrupting) community. We will begin with an introduction to multi-modal systems at the city/town level that prioritizes people on foot, bicycles, and transit led by Mobycon. The second half of the training will dive into the place value of our transportation infrastructure and tactics to transform streets into places in their own right, an approach championed by Project for Public Spaces. Both segments of the workshop will have breakout sessions with exercises designed to apply the tools shared.
Mary Elbech, Mobycon
Nidhi Gulati, Project for Public Spaces
Nidhi Gulati is a Senior Director of Programs and Projects at Project for Public Spaces. She is tasked with the strategic development of the organization's program areas and embedding diversity and inclusion into all internal and external functions. Nidhi’s professional interests lie at the intersection of city design, gender equity, immigration, and intergenerationality. She is particularly interested in promoting the well-being of children in marginalized communities through her work. Her work is heavily influenced by her upbringing in India, one of the largest economies of the world, and her car-free lifestyle. Nidhi is a trained architect and urban researcher and has held various positions at Project for Public Spaces in her 6-year tenure at the organization including Program Manager for Streets and Transportation, and Placemaking Project Manager with a portfolio of projects over 15 states and 7 countries. In addition to her position at Project for Public Spaces, Nidhi is a visiting faculty for the Urban Placemaking and Management program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, pursuing executive education in Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, and an author for many online publications on issues of childhood wellbeing and the built environment.