The 10th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities
New York University
in Manhattan's Greenwich Village
Wednesday, October 7th - Friday, October 9th 2009
Thank you to all!
Thank you to all of the over 530 attendees, presenters, moderators and walkshop leaders who made the 2009 Walk21 Conference an enormous success. Watch two great Streetfilms about Walk21 and the Walk to School Day event that took place during the conference. See you next year in The Hague.
Welcome to Walk21 NYC
New York City will host Walk21, the annual international walking conference, in October 2009. The conference will take place at New York University in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, from Wednesday October 7 to Friday October 9, 2009 and will be hosted by the New York City Department of Transportation.
Download the conference program.
"We aim to make Walk21 2009 an inspiring and powerful global gathering of the best urban planners, leaders and visionaries, and a major contribution to the worldwide effort to achieve sustainable cities for people," said Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City Transportation Commissioner.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has begun a long-range sustainability campaign which has led to new transportation strategies in New York. The city has launched a wide range of green mobility and public realm projects and policies, all of which contribute to and require a high-quality pedestrian environment. New plazas and attractive sidewalks, rapid bus lines and protected bicycle lanes are blooming across the city. City agencies are developing a new street design manual that will ensure that all future projects yield attractive, walking-friendly streets.
The themes for the conference are:
Theme 1: Walkable communities are sustainable communities
Theme 2: Paved with gold: investing in the public realm for a successful city
Theme 3: There is more to walking than walking; design strategies for urban quality.
Theme 4: Fit cities: community design for active living
APBP Professional Development Series
APBP will hold its professional development series in conjunction with Walk21. One admission gets you access to both conferences. Find out more about the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals and their PDS series under the Program Section or on the APBP website.