Friday, November 8, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
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9:00 -- Networking Breakfast
9:30 -- Program begins


CT Agricultural Experiment Station 
123 Huntington Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Connecticut Main Street Center 




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Creating Walkability...
                   the First Steps 

Low-Cost, temporary uses that animate your streets

and bring people to your district




David V. Sousa, RLA, AICP,  Senior Landscape Architect/Transportation Planner  CDM Smith

Ryan Bingham, Senior Government Relations Manager, Sullivan & LeShane, Inc., and former Mayor, City of Torrington

Communities that have experienced years of disinvestment face a steep pathway to revitalization. These first steps improve investor confidence and "seed" more permanent, longer-term revitalization - which will attract new residents, businesses, and investors.

We will explore this five-stage incremental approach:
  1. What is walkability and why is it important?    
  2. Which town centers in CT possess walkable characteristics?
  3. Low-cost, incremental approaches to attain walkability.
  4. What can the public sector do to foster walkability?
  5. What can the private sector do to support walkability?


                                                                                              David Sousa leads a Walkability Audit 
                                                                                                           in Downtown Torrington         

  2.0 AICP CM credits pending approval