The National Complete Streets Coalition is proud to partner with Smart Growth America’s Arts & Culture team for our second national Complete Streets conference — in partnership with the Urban Land Institute. Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets is the premier convening of national leaders in Complete Streets and creative placemaking. Take part in the movement on April 3-4, 2018 at the Nashville Music City Center.
Building on the momentum from Street Lights, our first Complete Streets conference in November 2016, Intersections will take our implementation and equity work to the next level. But how can arts and culture help us get there?
This year, Smart Growth America’s arts & culture team has partnered with the National Complete Streets Coalition to produce Intersections. At SGA, we believe that everyone in America—no matter their age, ability, income, or race—deserves the option to live somewhere affordable, convenient, beautiful, and safe. SGA's arts & culture team funds pilot projects, supports local and regional partners, and conducts research that shows that art and culture play a crucial role in supporting this vision by providing an organizing force for residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to work towards strengthening neighborhoods, by revealing the authentic character of communities, and by connecting citizens with decision makers to collectively pursue smart, equitable policies and projects.
Scores of communities are finding practical ways to integrate arts and culture to create streets that not only are safe for everyone but also better reflect the unique character of their communities. Community leaders want to know:
How can engineers, designers, and advocates produce better projects by bringing art into the planning process?
How can artists contribute their cultural knowledge and creative practice to the implementation of Complete Streets?
How can public health proponents create active transportation networks that integrate community health goals?
And what are the opportunities for collaboration among these different groups to create places that are not only safe and attractive but are also culturally reflective and equitably distributed?
Join us for mobile workshops, interactive panels and breakout discussions about cutting-edge Complete Streets and creative placemaking research, ideas, and practices. (Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.) The conference will also be an opportunity to meet fellow advocates and practitioners from across the country. Conference registration is $195 for partners and $250 for non-partners. Become a partner today and one complimentary registration is included!
Thank you to our sponsors!
Support for this convening was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Interested in sponsoring Intersections? Find out more information here.