On April 26, 2013, the Congress for the New Urbanism hosted a workshop in Twinsburg, Ohio. The workshop focused on how the Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares manual and the Sustainable Transportation Network Principles can help strengthen central Twinsburg and connect the city's main corridors.
According to Larry Finch, Director of Community Planning and Deveopment for the City of Twinsburg:
Twinsburg’s recent Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares workshop was attended by a broad cross-section of stakeholders, planners, designers and agency personnel. The topic was one of timely importance to the City and to others in our region. The CNU staff and their consultants provided a great introduction to the subject matter and encouraged the attendees to look at streets in a more holistic, inclusive and context sensitive manner. The afternoon work group sessions encouraged creative ideas that will be considered as we proceed through the process of developing the City’s comprehensive plan.
The Twinsburg workshop is 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.
Assistance provided by Congress for the New Urbanism as part of their partnership in Livability Solutions.