Jeff Speck Lecture
What: Jeff Speck Lecture: Towards a More Walkable Albuquerque
Around the country and the world, cities are changing themselves to become more welcoming to pedestrians and cyclists. This lively talk presents the General Theory of Walkability -- what it takes to get people out of their cars -- and then runs through a full range of best and worst practices currently in use to make cities more walkable and bikeable.
Where: Hotel Andaluz (125 Second St. NW)
Walking, biking, and transit use are encouraged! Complimentary valet parking is available at the hotel main entrance on Copper. Additional paid parking is offered at nearby garages.
When: 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Come early to enjoy a walk around downtown and the hospitality offered by Hotel Andaluz!
About Jeff Speck
Jeff Speck is a city planner who advocates for smart growth and sustainable design. As the former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, he oversaw the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, where he worked with dozens of American mayors on their most pressing city planning challenges. He leads a design practice based in Washington, D.C.
Speck was coauthor of the landmark bestseller Suburban Nation and authored the acclaimed Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time. He has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive and has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.