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Rethinking Our Streets: The Value of Flexible Street Design with John Norquist

November 29, 2012 Events/Meetings, Planning & Design, Transportation 3 Comments

Tonight should be an interesting event:

CNU President/CEO John Norquist

The event will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 starting with a 6 PM reception followed by a 6:30 PM lecture and discussion. Event will be held at Steinberg Hall Auditorium at Washington University at Forsyth Blvd and N Skinker Blvd, St. Louis, MO. The nearest Metrolink Station is Skinker.

 Space is limited. Please click here to RSVP.

Streets can be our greatest asset for building and connecting community. On Thursday, November 29, 2012, John Norquist will discuss how flexible street design can build economic value and enhance quality of life. Norquist will talk about the value of designing streets for people and the implications in the case of I-70 and the proposed South County Connector. He will also discuss CNU and ITE’s Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares manual and how to apply sustainable transportation policies in St. Louis. (CNU)

Other mentions of the event said it wasn’t necessary to RSVP. This CNU event is locally supported by City to River and Trailnet.

I first heard John Norquist speak in 2006, he’d only recently completed four terms as the mayor of Milwaukee (1988-2004) at that point. I was fortunate enough to sit next to him on a bus trip to New Town that day. I heard him again later that year at the 2006 Rail-Volution conference in Chicago, there he argued with architect Jan Gehl about pedestrian malls in North America.

— Steve Patterson


Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. Ed Golterman says:

    milwaukee is one of the mid-sized cities 20 years ahead of St. louis in revitalization,
    particularly of its downtown. i hope he addresses street design in the context of a massive amount of work needed on St. louis infrastructure-ground level and below, A re-do of the sewers systems, and the fact that St. louis streets are not safe. Rank ‘design’ along with these, please.

  2. Rick says:

    Thanks, Steve, for promoting this event. What might a project like this do for the sustainability of St. Louis?


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