Four Road Diets [Video]

This video is a collaboration between city planner, urban designer, and author Jeff Speck, and 3D artist Spencer Boomhower, this series of videos describes some of the most common and most effective “road diets.”

This is a combination of four videos. You can see the individual videos here:

 What is a “Road Diet”?

A road diet, also called a lane reduction or road rechannelization, is a technique in transportation planning whereby the number of travel lanes and/or effective width of the road is reduced in order to achieve systemic improvements.

 

TED Talk—The General Theory of Walkability: Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck at TEDxMidAtlantic

Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, public service, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. The Christian Science Monitor called his recent book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, “timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work.”

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Beyond Downtown: Community Planning Symposium on February 8, 2013

The Planning Students Association at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) announce the 5th annual SCARP Student Symposium, which will take place on the UBC Vancouver campus Friday, February 8, 2013. The 2013 Symposium, which aims to bring together planning practitioners, students, business owners, …

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