NYC Event: Walkable and Healthy Communities

Walkable and Healthy Communities: Tactics and Case Studiesimage

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Where: At The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York NY

Sam Schwartz Engineering, the transportation engineering and planning firm, and America Walks, the national pedestrian advocacy organization, have just published a new guide, Steps to a Walkable Community: A Guide for Citizens, Planners, and Engineers, which features pro-walking tactics and case studies that have successfully improved and encouraged walking in communities around North America. The resource is available as hard copy, a free downloadable PDF, and as a website at

The synergy of the Steps strategies, New York City’s Active Design Guidelines, and related research will be underscored by introductory presentations by Karen Lee, MD, and Ernie Hutton, AICP Assoc AIA.

Sam Schwartz – President & CEO, Sam Schwartz Engineering
Laura MacNeil – Urban Planner, Sam Schwartz Engineering
Karen Lee, MD – NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
Ernie Hutton, AICP Assoc AIA – Hutton Associates Inc.

Respondent Panel:
David Burney, FAIA – Commissioner, NYC Dept of Design and Construction
Jennifer Godzeno- Transportation Alternatives

Organized by: AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee
Continuing Education Credits: AIA CES 1.5 LUs | 1.5 HSW

Please click here to RSVP. Cost: $10; free for AIA members. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

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