- August 19
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Confronting Covid – Making Moves: Transportation, Public Space, and Equity in the Time of the Coronavirus
1:00-2:15 p.m. EDT / 6:00-7:15 p.m. BST / 7:00-8:15 p.m. CEST / 1:00-2:15 a.m. HKT
Around the country, cities have been moving rapidly to adapt roads, parking lots, and other transportation assets to the needs of residents to travel, recreate, and support local business in safer and socially distant ways. From slow streets, to dining streets, to closed streets, to the use of parking facilities for drive-in movies, farmer’s markets, and children’s play zones, communities are taking a fresh look at existing transportation infrastructure. How are considerations of social and racial equity informing these decisions? How well are these shifts meeting the needs of communities of color? What does community engagement look like during a pandemic? And are these solutions only responding to the current health challenge or will they forever alter how our transportation infrastructure functions? Join the conversation with experts from around the country to explore transportation, public space, and equity in the time of COVID-19.
Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations
Office of the Mayor, City of Oakland
Warren Logan serves as the Policy Director of Mobility and Interagency Relations for the Mayor’s Office of Oakland. Warren works closely with the City’s Department of Transportation, Public Works Department and other Bay Area public agencies to develop strategies that advance the city’s vision for safe and sustainable transportation for everyone. Through his Interagency work, Warren is responsible for developing interdepartmental and interagency working groups to deliver major capital improvements in Oakland and across the Bay Area. Prior to the Mayor’s Office, Warren worked as a senior transportation planner for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. There he managed the agency’s emerging mobility practice, researching how these services impact San Francisco’s long-range transportation goals, developing city and state policies and framing opportunities for public private partnerships. Before working at the Transportation Authority, Warren helped design complete streets projects in Oakland and Berkeley at Community Design + Architecture and helped manage the value priced parking and travel demand management program for the City of Berkeley’s Transportation Division. Warren received his Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and his B.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Occidental College.
Street Plans Collaborative
Tony Garcia is a Principal at Street Plans Collaborative, and leads the firm’s Miami office. With over 15 years 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 with the 2017-2018 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship for Architecture & Design.
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