Reflections on Seaside

About a month ago, I had the great fortune to travel to Seaside, FL. The ostensible reason for my visit was to attend the Seaside Award mini-conference, honoring the deep impact of Jeff Speck’s work on how planners and regular people understand walkability and street design. The event had a great lineup of speakers, including Jannette Sadik-Khan, Michael Bloomberg’s transportation commissioner who used tactical installations to first pedestrianize Times Square, Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns, former Mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn, and Harris County (TX) Commissioner, Rodney Ellis. It was an inspiring conversation about the opportunities to change how we think about transportation and streets in America.

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