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August 26, 2019

Making Strides: Creating Walkable Communities

Jake Young, Planning Program Manager - Email

Making Strides: Creating Walkable Communities

Salt Lake City, UT- Imagine a community where work, shops, schools, libraries and churches are all within walking distance. Creating a walkable community is more complex than just crosswalks or sidewalks. According to world-renowned city planner and urban designer, Jeff Speck, the walk must be simultaneously useful, safe, comfortable and interesting.

Utah has seen tremendous growth over the last decade and how we grow in Salt Lake County matters! By improving our communities to be more walkable, not only will they be more attractive but can help solve air pollution, traffic issues and provide more housing options.

On Wednesday, August 28, join Salt Lake County’s Office of Regional Development and partners for a keynote lunch and interactive workshop with Jeff Speck to learn more about the best--and worst--practices in the movement towards making America's neighborhoods and downtowns more welcoming to people on foot and bicycle.

Mayor Jenny Wilson will kick off the event which is part of Salt Lake County’s Regional Solutions Series.

Who:        Salt Lake County Office of Regional Development

What:         Keynote lunch and interactive workshop

When:        Wed, August 28, 2019

11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where:       Vivint Smart Home Arena (Jazz 100 Club)

301 South Temple

Salt Lake City