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Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for more walkable cities. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts, he oversaw the Mayors' Institute on City Design and created the Governors' Institute on Community Design. Prior to joining the endowment, Speck spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk and Co. He is author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time and the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream as well as The Smart Growth Manual.

New Discoveries and New Work: Jeff Speck and Jarrett Walker Explore Lessons Learned from Walkable City and Human Transit

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:00pm EST

Jeff Speck and Jarrett Walker have created some of the most important planning books of the past decade. Given the rapidly evolving nature of...

Jeff Speck and Jarrett Walker have created some of the most important planning books of the past decade. Given the rapidly evolving nature of city planning, these authors want to share with you their new works and discoveries. Listen as they discuss how they've put their ideas to work, evaluated the outcomes, and refined their positions.

Plenty of time will be given for Q&A, so bring your questions. 1.5 AICP CM credits available for live viewing. This webinar will be hosted by the Smart Growth Network and co-sponsored by Congress for the New Urbanism.

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Inspire Jericho Talks 2: Creating Great Neighbourhoods | Connected Communities

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm MST
UBC Robson Square Theatre
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7
Canada

Join Jeff Speck for the Creating Great Neighbourhoods - Connected Communities talk, the second in the Inspire Jericho Talks series at the UBC Robson Square Theatre. 

The second Inspire Jericho Talks brings internationally renown city planner, Jeff Speck, to shine a spotlight on the secret sauce for great urban places: deep walkability. Come join an engaging presentation and conversation about the many benefits of shaping neighbourhoods to support walking, biking and transit. Jeff Speck is an award-winning urban designer and author of Walkable City and Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places. Tickets are free, registration is required.

 

Jeff Speck at brookline booksmith

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:00pm EST
brookline booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908
United States

Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable—for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment—yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck’s follow-up to his...

Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable—for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment—yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck’s follow-up to his bestselling Walkable City is the resource that cities and citizens need to usher in an era of renewed street life. Walkable City Rules is a doer’s guide to making change in cities, and making it now.

Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for more walkable cities. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts, he oversaw the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design. He is author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time and the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream as well as The Smart Growth Manual.

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