Earlier this month, our friends at the Michigan Municipal League hosted a walkability workshop with nationally renowned expert Dan Burden. In addition to the full day workshop, Dan Burden facilitated walking audits in several Michigan communities. Below are links to the workshop materials and media coverage the various events received.
Dan Burden’s Workshop Materials:
Part 1: Health and Sustainability
Part 2: Placemaking
Part 3: Transportation Tools
Recent Stories, Photos and Posts About Walkability Audits with Dan Burden:
- Walkability Expert Dan Burden Visits Lapeer (Inside 208 blog)
- Lathrup Village Treks towards a Walkable Community (21st Century Community blog)
- Community Design Strategies to Bolster Local Economies (MML Newsroom)
- Leaders Aim to Make Linden More Walker-Friendly (Tri-County Times)
- Walkability Tour Could Yield Changes in Downtown View (Lapeer County Press)
- Changes Could Be Near in Downtown View (Lapeer View)
- Lathrup Village Explores a More Walkable Future (Southfield Sun)
- Michigan Municipal League Hosts Two Events on City Revitalization (Inside 208 blog)
- Photos of Revitalization Meetings in Lansing (Flickr)
- Photos of Dan Burden’s visits to Linden, Lapeer and Lathrup Village (Flickr)
- Facebook Photos of Dan Burden’s Michigan Visits (Facebook.com/mml)
Also, please don’t forget about MML’s upcoming workshop on Complete Streets during their Capital Conference on April 13-14.
“You Complete My Streets” Workshop at Capital Conference
Attend this session to learn about Michigan’s Complete Streets initiative, project planning that incorporates all forms of transportation. As you’ll hear from experts and local officials who have already adopted this approach, it IS possible to build new roads around motorists, bicyclists, transit systems, walkers, etc. without breaking the bank. Register by March 15 for the early bird rate.