Jeff Speck Event Series

Urban Planner & Walk-Bike Advocate

Local Motion, in partnership with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, AARP, UVM, and the Burlington Business Association, will host an event series on October 16-17th featuring Jeff Speck, an internationally recognized city planner, and author. Speck has devoted his 30-plus year career to designing and advocating for more bike and pedestrian-friendly places. He has also written several award-winning books, including Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, The Smart Growth Manual, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, and most recently, Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places. His TED talks and YouTube videos have been viewed more than 4 million times! 

Jeff Speck: The Walkable City


Wednesday, October 16th

Walking Your Way to Community Vitality
Public Presentation & Book Signing
UVM Davis Center (Livak Ballroom)
7 – 9 PM
FREE and Open to the Public

Join us for a public presentation with Jeff Speck on the economic promise of walkable and bikable communities, on the ways we can reshape our public spaces so they improve our quality of life, and on the benefits of designing streets that belong to everyone. Valet bike parking will be provided by Local Motion. Books will be available for purchase through Phoenix Books, or bring your own copy!

Parking will be free and open to the public throughout the campus during the event, with the Jeffords and Waterman Visitor lots in closest proximity to the Davis Center. For more information, please visit:

Check out the facebook event here!

Thursday, October 17th

Making Strides 
A Workshop & Walking Tour for Planners and Engineers 
Finney Crossing Community Room, Williston
11:30 - 1:30 PM

Join us for a conversation and a walking tour of Taft Corners with the Town of Williston, Finney Crossing developers, and internationally recognized urban planner, author and walkability expert, Jeff Speck. Explore strategies for improving multi-modal mobility and designing for walkability in suburban and rural contexts. Learn about innovative approaches to land-use development, parking policy, street design, and public engagement that can be applied across Vermont. A catered lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 30. Please register by October 10th.

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