Bicycling and its relation to Urban Ecology in Philadelphia - Panel Discussion
$10 AIA / Assoc. Members
This year’s Urban Design Committee will be investigating cycling within Philadelphia with a lens on the effects Socially, Culturally, Economically and Infrastructurally within the city
A multidisciplinary panel assembled for a candid discussion regarding their committee's campaigns regarding bicycling in Philadelphia. Possible topics to include:
- How is a cycling culture cultivated and how could it be cultivated in Philadelphia?
- How is the current cycling infrastructure is integrated into Philadelphia’s Urban Fabric?
- What are the current plans and where are potential missing pieces (potential specific case studies where there are bicycle deserts) compared with other areas where a strong bicycle infrastructure exists in Philadelphia and other urban environments nationally and internationally?
- Who are the stakeholders and what are their roles (current and potential)?
- What are lessons learned within Philadelphia
- Understand the value of cycling infrastructure for the economy, culture and a sustainable environment
- Evaluate current and future environment regarding promoting a car-free lifestyle and consequently decreases traffic congestion and space required for parking.
- Apply information for designing for cycling to improve the quality of public spaces in the city
- Create future designs that improve the quality of public spaces in the city by include cycling
Michael Carroll - Deputy Managing Director from the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS),
Laura Ahramjian - Transportation Engineer from Kittelson Engineers
Randy LoBasso - Policy Manager from the Bicycle Coalition.
Andrew Stober - Vice President of Planning and Economic Development from University City District
With Moderator Christine Knapp - Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability