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E-M:/ June 13 Grand Rapids Conference: "Places, Streets, & Community"

April 4, 2001

To: Enviro-Mich
From: Kelly Thayer, Michigan Land Use Institute

June 13 Grand Rapids Conference: "Places, Streets, & Community"


The Grand Valley Metro Council, the regional planning body for metropolitan Grand Rapids, on June 13 is sponsoring its annual conference on transportation and community.

The session topics suggest a thoughtful discussion of how to design streets and the overall transportation system to enhance the quality of life in Michigan's communities.


8th Annual Growing Communities Conference
"Places, Streets, & Community"

Streets throughout the world are places of vibrant public life and the centers of communities and neighborhoods. This conference introduces innovations in street design as a way of growing better communities.

Wednesday, June 13, 2001
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Visit Here For Registration Brochure/Form:

Conference Sessions
"Streets as the Centers of Community Life"
Keynote Address
Presented by Michael Freedman
Freedman Tung & Bottomley Urban Design

"Main Street as a Meeting Hall, Market and as a State Highway"
Laurence Qamar AIA
Lennetz, Coyle & Associates, Architects and Town Planners

"Residential Streets-Narrow or Wide, Fast or Slow, For People or Cars?"
Peter Swift, PE, Swift and Associates, Inc

"Too Many Thoroughfares; To Few Neighborhoods? The Street Network"
Rick Hall, PE; Transportation Task Force
Congress for New Urbanism

"Deciding About Streets –Traffic, Walkability, Beauty
New Standards and Policies -- Who Gets to Decide"Seppo Sillan, FHWA
Camille Crichton-Sumners, New Jersey Department of Transportation

After May 29, 2001 $55.00/PP
Cash/Checks Only

Send Check along with registration form to:
Grand Valley Metro Council
Attn: Priscilla Martin
40 Pearl Street NW, Suite 410
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

For more information: Phone: 616-776-7608 | Fax: 616-774-9292
Email: pmartin@gvmc.org | www.gvmc.org

40 Pearl Street, N.W. Suite 410, Grand Rapids, Michigan  49503  
Telephone: (616) 776-3876 | Fax: (616) 774-9292
General Information: felixg@gvmc.org

Mr. Kelly Thayer
Transportation Project Coordinator
Michigan Land Use Institute
P.O. Box 228
845 Michigan Ave.
Benzonia, MI 49616

Ph: 231-882-4723
Fax: 231-882-7350
E-mail: kelly@mlui.org