Aug 18, 2016

Cooperation. It’s the fundamental concept of a shared world, and it’s in evidence all over Portland, Oregon today as the 2016 International Open Streets Summit kicks off.

The Open Streets Project is an advocacy project led by The Street Plans Collaborative, and Portland was chosen to host its third Open Streets Summit this year. (The first was held in Los Angeles in 2014, and last year Atlanta, Georgia hosted one.)

The four-day conference is happening this year through a partnership between Street Plans, which is based in Miami with offices in San Francisco and New York, 8–80 Cities based in Toronto, Ontario, and locally the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, IBPI and TREC. All are organizations dedicated to the idea of livable cities.

It was also supported through the sponsorship of Metro, Transit Center, People for Bikes, Uber and...

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Aug 03, 2016

The 2016 International Open Streets Summit happening in Portland August 18-21 gives participants from around the world the opportunity to learn the techniques to fill their streets with people. (In Portland, Open Streets is better known as Sunday Parkways.) 

The noon keynote session on Saturday, August 20th at noon will be free and open to the public, and we invite all Portlanders interested in learning more or getting involved in this open streets movement to join us for this exciting line up of speakers including our own Phil Wu, MD of the NW Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, NiCole Keith, Research Scientist from the University of Indiana, Tyler Norris, Vice President of Total Health Partnerships, Kaiser Permanente, and the incomparable Dan Burden of the Blue Zones who will inspire us all to imagine our streets as places for health, physical activity and social connection.

To purchase a lunch, register for the Saturday plenary here. We will not be selling lunch tickets at the door, so purchase a ticket by August 11! You may also bring your...

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Jul 28, 2016

Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. With hundreds of documented initiatives in the Americas, Open Streets are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals.

The 2016 International Open Streets Summit, to be held in Portland, Oregon, will feature sessions and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced Open Streets organizers, active transportation advocates, policymakers, health and wellness professionals and foundations, led by national and international experts. Participants will also have the chance to take part in Portland Sunday Parkways on August 21st.

Visit the home page to learn more, and browse through the agenda, detailed program, and info on the exciting mobile tours that will be offered at the Summit.

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All registration includes breakout sessions, plenaries, breakfast on Friday, and lunches on Thursday to Saturday. Early bird registration includes unlimited tour participation, whereas...

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