You’re invited to the Denver Streets for People Summit!

by Jessica Vargas on February 28, 2019

The Denver Streets Partnership is teaming up with the Denver Community Active Living Coalition (CALC) to bring you the 2019 Streets for People Summit on April 11! This conference is designed to engage Denverites in a dialogue about how to make our streets safer and more fun for people walking, biking, rolling, or taking transit. 

Our goal is to empower Denver communities to live better, longer, by learning from one another, connecting community leaders and residents, and inspiring action to achieve healthy, active, and equitable neighborhoods in Denver. We hope that this summit will drive us toward our vision where everyone in Denver has access to safe, vibrant places to walk, bike, roll, ride transit, and play.

Community Member: $5 OR 
Community Scholarship: Free
Government/Non-Profit: $15
Private Sector: $25

Learning Objectives for the Denver Streets for People Summit:

  1. Share local success stories, resources, and opportunities.
  2. Explore best practices and ideas from around the world.
  3. Network and collaborate with decision-makers, implementers, and like-minded community members.

Denver CALC and the Denver Streets Partnership value and proactively engage people of diverse experiences and perspectives, and we treat all people, regardless of age, ability, or background, with kindness and respect. When you register for a CALC event, you are joining our community in embracing this value. Thank you for making Denver Streets for People Summit a welcoming, safe, and positive environment for all.

Call for Proposals for Pecha Kucha session: Reclaiming Streets for People!

Do you have a great idea for how Denver can reclaim its streets for people? We want to hear from you! Streets make up more than 80 percent of all public space in cities. Currently, most of the street space in Denver is designed primarily for cars – to move as many cars as fast as possible, and to store parked cars. Yet streets that are designed for people, not cars, can do so much more. Streets can foster business activity, serve as a front yard for residents, and provide a safe place for people to get around without driving, whether on foot, bicycle, or transit. What would Denver’s streets look like if we reclaimed this public space for people?

This session will feature four quick presentations showcasing examples of streets that have already been reclaimed (in Denver or elsewhere), or ideas for reclaiming streets in the future. Pecha Kucha is a fun, fast-paced presentation style, where each presentation includes 20 images shown for 20 seconds each, for a total of six minutes and forty seconds.

Notes for proposal submissions:

  • Presentations must be heavy on visuals!
  • Keep in mind this is a multi-lingual summit, with interpretation provided during each session.
  • You will be required to do a full run-through of your presentation for event organizers prior to the summit.
  • Proposals are due by 5pm on Friday, March 22, 2019.

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