Webinar: Road to Recovery -- DIY City: How Small Actions Can Solve Big Problems

An Eno Center for Transportation Presentation
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 1:15pm EDT

Cities and metropolitan areas around the world face immense challenges today. In a new posthumous book, DIY City, The Collective Power of Small Actions, renowned urban planner Hank Dittmar makes the case for individual initiatives and interventions rather than grand plans, which he contends are often the problem. The lessons in the book come directly from Hank’s experiences throughout the course of his storied career—as transportation planner, airport executive, and visionary leader and advocate—and how those lessons can, and should, be replicated to create places where people can flourish.

This webinar features Hank’s longtime friends and collaborators, Don Chen (Surdna Foundation) and Shelley Poticha (Natural Resources Defense Council) to discuss Hank’s legacy and the importance of engaging communities as cities and states realign their goals and programs post-COVID and beyond.


  • Don Chen, President, Surdna Foundation
  • Shelley Poticha, Managing Director of Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation

This webinar was hosted and created by Eno Center for Transportation