Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Workshop in Blue Springs, MO

CNU to Provide Training on Context-Sensitive, Multi-Modal Approaches to Street Design

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On Wednesday, June 13, CNU will team up with the City of Blue Springs, Missouri to host a Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Workshop for planners, engineers, and community leaders within the region. Participants will receive instruction on the ITE/CNU Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares manual and learn context-sensitive, multi-modal approaches to street design. Participants will also take part in working groups that discuss walkable and sustainable design solutions for the intersection of Highways 7 and 40 in Blue Springs. An agenda for the training can be found here.

The Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Workshop will be led by Stacey Meekins of Sam Schwartz Engineering, CNU Board member Marcy McInelly of Urbsworks, and CNU's President and CEO John Norquist. The training is free and funded in part by the U.S. EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities under their Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program, via a grant to the Project for Public Spaces (PPS). The Building Blocks program funds quick, targeted assistance to communities that face common development problems.