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2875FW: Upcoming Lecture- Livable Streets: Tuesday, February 06, 2007

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  • irvin dawid
    Feb 1, 2007

      Dear Livable Berkeley Member,

      Livable Streets: Celebration, Reflection, And The Future Of A Path-Breaking

      Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 At 07:00 PM
      Location: 112 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

      Professionals, alumni, and students are all invited to join the Department
      of City & Regional Planning on Tuesday, February 6, 2007, from 7:00
      p.m.-8:30 p.m. in 112 Wurster Hall for presentations by four of the nation's
      leading experts on streets:

      Bruce Appleyard (MIG, Portland, Oregon)
      Professor Reid Ewing (Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland)
      Professor Emeritus Allan Jacobs (City Planning & Landscape Architecture, UC
      Professor Michael Southworth (City Planning; Landscape Architecture, UC

      In the 1970s,
      <http://www.pps.org/info/placemakingtools/placemakers/dappleyard> Donald
      Appleyard's seminal work on street livability dramatically changed the way
      we looked at streets-not solely for cars, but to be shared among all users:
      as social spaces for residents to build community; a place for children to
      explore the world; space for walkers, cyclists and those with impaired
      abilities. Donald's work culminated in the publication of Livable Streets in
      1981, which in addition to showing the profound effects of traffic and
      street design on communities also provided the first manual for U.S.
      audiences on traffic calming and shared street designs (like the Dutch
      woonerfs). In a tragic irony, a year after the publication of Livable
      Streets, Donald was killed by a speeding drunk driver while on sabbatical
      leave from his Professorship in City Planning and Landscape Architecture at
      UC Berkeley. Nevertheless, Livable Streets launched an entire movement and
      seeded many subsequent studies on advancing street livability and
      pedestrian-friendly street designs, especially among faculty and students of
      UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design.

      Come and hear a fascinating conversation on the significance of Livable
      Streets, how far we have come since its publication, and what we need to do
      in the future. Donald's son, Bruce Appleyard, who is in the midst of
      producing a Second Edition of Livable Streets, will present alongside Reid
      Ewing, Professor from the University of Maryland, and UC Berkeley's own
      Professor Michael Southworth and Professor Emeritus Allan Jacobs. This
      session, and your participation, will help shape the second edition of this
      path-breaking book.