Webinar: The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Walkable and Bike-able City and Town Centers

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The webinar will feature the experiences of 8 U.S. cities in creating or increasing the walkability and bicycle-friendliness of their downtown areas.  The cities profiled include small towns (Grandview, MO and West Jefferson, NC); medium-sized cities (Orlando, FL, Redmond, WA and Lancaster, CA) and large cities (the Bronx in NYC, Cleveland, OH, and Charlotte, NC).  The webinar will focus on the implemented strategies, the resulting increases in walkability and bike-friendliness, and the economic and fiscal benefits of each project.


  • Jim Cohen, Senior Lecturer and Director, Urban Studies and Planning Program, University of Maryland College Park (Moderator)
  • Dennis Randolph, Director of Public Works, Grandview, MO
  • Carolyn Hope, Park Planning, Arts and Culture Manager, Department of Parks and Recreation, Redmond, WA
  • Brian Ludicke, Planning Director, Lancaster, CA
  • Gustavo Castro, Project Manager, Transportation Planning Division, Orlando, FL
  • Dean Ledbetter, Senior Planning Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation


  • Workflow Status:Published
  • Created By:Nico Boyd
  • Created:10/10/2015
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:04/13/2017