Land8 Webinar: Living Streets - Strategies for Crafting Public Space

Title: Living Streets - Strategies for Crafting Public Space

Presenter: Lesley Bain and Barbara Gray

Air Date: November, 2012

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Based on their book, Living Streets: Strategies for Crafting Public Space, published by Wiley in Spring of 2012, this 1-hour webinar with experts Lesley Bain and Barbara Gray covers the following topics:

  1. Opportunities for Living Streets
    • Rethinking the use of the street right-of-way
    • Corridors and networks
    • Green solutions that support sustainable cities
  2. Layering the functions of the right-of-way
    • Mobility
    • Placemaking
    • Natural Systems
  3. Examples of living streets and how they happened
    • Grass roots streets--blooming medians and leftover spaces
    • Neighborhood greenways, Parklets, community spaces
    • Shared use streets, Alleys and Lane conversion--making more space for walking and bicycling
  4. Tools and Inspiration
    • Tools for greener neighborhoods
    • Creative work-arounds
    • Plans and policies
    • Leveraging investments and enthusiasm to create Living Streets

The participant will learn the following:

  • The definition of LED and why LEDs are a good choice for site furnishings
  • The adverse effects of using lighting that mimics daylight in regard to health and safety
  • The definition of the BUG rating and why it’s important to human health and safety
  • Why luminaire design and thermal management are so important in LED lighting design
  • Why the ability of a luminaire to render color is important to the visual experience

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