The Economic Value of Creating Walkable Places — Why It Makes Dollars and Sense
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 1–2:30 pm PDT
Free webinar, but reservations required. Reserve on Eventbrite
While there has been much discussion on the health and social importance of creating universal walkable places, decision-makers want to know the bottom line. What are the economic outcomes of investment in the walkable public realm, and is creating walkable places the right thing to do from a resident, business and community perspective? This webinar with transportation specialist Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute explores the economics of investment in walkable infrastructure and communities, and will provide innovative and practical ways to communicate walkability benefits to politicians, decision-makers and the public.
Speaker: Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps to expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, to improve evaluation methods, and to make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis.