Your monthly roundup of news, tools, and events from the world of 8 80 Cities.

Moving from Vision to Action

Are you, or an organization you’re involved with, working to advance Vision Zero in your area? Looking to become more familiar with the concept and its implementation? Don’t know how to get started with your action plan? Well look no further; this document, published by the Vision Zero Network, is just what you’re looking for!

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Equity and Inclusion: Getting Down to the Heart of Placemaking

‘How can public space be equitable?’ ‘How can we engage all citizens in placemaking?’ ‘How do we ensure that the community engagement process is truly inclusive?’ These are some of the many questions brought up in Project for Public Spaces timely piece about democracy and public space. 

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Systematic Safety: The Principles
‘Systematic Safety’ – the term may be slightly drab and uninspiring, but the principles behind this traffic safety approach are fundamental to countries wishing to reduce traffic collisions and fatalities. So what is it? And what does it have to do with Vision Zero? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this video by Bicycle Dutch.
“It’s an Honour to Be Nominated.” 8 80 Cities Listed as Finalist for Knight Cities Challenge
Earlier this month, the Knight Foundation announced 144 finalists for the 2017 Knight Cities Challenge. 8 80 Cities is proud to be co-leading or collaborating on three finalist applications.


A Good Way to Measure a City is How Well it Treats the Children

Would you let a child design your city? Don’t dismiss this idea as ridiculous – in an effort to improve the urban experience of our smallest citizens, some cities are taking on projects that put the thoughts and ideas of kids at the forefront. Alexander Starritt explains. 

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Turning Over a New Snowflake: A Recap of the Winter Cities Shake-Up Conference.

Get a sense of the adventure that our team members, David Simor and Ryan Lo experienced when they traveled to Edmonton for the 2nd Winter Cities Shake-Up Conference. Hosted by the City of Edmonton, the conference is a gathering of international urban planners, entrepreneurs, artists, and community organizers aiming to share best practices on utilizing winter's unique opportunities to build thriving businesses, more dynamic public life, and design, increase wellness, and foster true winter culture.  

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A New Tool for the Open Streets Movement

We partnered with Active Living Research to create a new tool for the Open Streets movement! Go check out some new findings on trends in the U.S. and Latin America. We've summarized these findings in a quick and easy to read policy brief for you to share with others!
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7 Ugly Underpasses Now Functioning as Public Space

Can an underpass ever be a beautiful, desirable location to spend time? You bet it can! Need proof? Look no further than Megan Barber’s article. Prepare to be amazed! 

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APRIL 18-21, 2017
Westin Bayshore Conference Centre Vancouver, BC Canada 
Join Children & Nature Network for inspiring keynotes, expertly-curated workshops, field trips and action labs designed to support and advance the work you do to connect children,
families and communities to nature. Get the conversation going at #CNC2017

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Quote the Urbanist
Need an inspiring city-building quote for your project/ paper/ presentation/ motivation to get you up in the morning? Well ‘Inspiring Things Enrique Says’ has got you covered! This site’s user-friendly platform operates like a quote-dispenser, dishing out gems from one of the world’s most quotable urbanists, Enrique Penalosa. 

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