Island Press Events


Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Unlocking Multimodality in N. America -- Using Bikes to Better Our Transit Systems

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:30pm EST

In recent years, some urban planners have begun to explore ways to unlock Dutch-style multimodality, hoping to utilize the bicycle as a tool to increase public-transit ridership and decrease car dependency. In fact, the case could be made that—with the right conditions—bikes are better placed to deal with the lower population densities and longer distances traveled in North America. 

Explore how we can all learn from the Dutch model of using bikes to feed public transit in this free webinar. Lessons will be easily applicable to a North American audience. Local case studies will be highlighted. 

Panelists include: 
- Chris and Melissa Bruntlett, Building the Cycling City authors and Owner/Operators of Modacity 
- Kat Maines, Planner at Alta Planning + Design 
- Michelle Poyourow, Senior Associate at Jarrett Walker + Associates 

Corinne Kisner, Deputy Director of NACTO, will moderate the conversation. 

Your questions are welcome both when you register and during the event itself.

Cheryl Heller at the 92nd Street Y

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm EDT

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
United States

Harnessing the Creative Potential of Design for Social Good
Cheryl Heller with Rosanne Haggerty

Designer and business strategist Cheryl Heller, author of The Intergalactic Design Guide, talks with designer Rosanne Haggerty about how social design can help address our most pressing challenges, from poverty to climate change.

Design has built global brands, disrupted industries, and transformed our lives with technology. It has also contributed to the complex challenges we face today. Social design is a new kind of leadership. Cheryl and Rosanne discuss some innovative approaches for increasing creativity, strengthening relationships, and developing our capacity to collaborate—with the potential to transform everything from corporations to cities and to design ourselves for change.