Join us for our 9th Annual StreetTalk 10-in-1 as we invite 10 innovative transportation and community thinkers to take the stage and share their big ideas. Attendees will enjoy 10 rapid-fire "TED"-style talks, with plenty of inspiration to be had! This is one of our most popular events of the year - don't miss it!
RSVP is required, but the event is free! Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
Are you a member? As a LivableStreets member, your StreetTalk 10-in-1 RSVP grants you VIP (non-balcony) seating at Old South Meeting House and one free drink ticket! Not a member? Become a member today.
The Little Bridge that Could: Connecting Lower Mystic River Communities
Ambar Christoffersen, Mystic River Watershed Association
Amber Christoffersen is the Greenways Director as the Mystic River Watershed Association. She is a designer and planner who has worked on active transportation, open space and affordable housing projects in the Boston area and around the country. She is leading the participatory planning process for dozens of path and park projects across the watershed. Amber holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary. As an avid long distance runner, she is constantly exploring the region's many waterfronts and parklands, looking for opportunities to make them more beautiful and accessible.
Go Boston 2030: Not on a Shelf
Louisa Gag, LivableStreets Alliance
Louisa is the Public Policy & Operations Manager for LivableStreets, deep-diving into policy research and relationships, developing programmatic positions, and handling operations for the organization. In 2019, Louisa will be focused on building an accountability framework for implementation of the City of Boston's Go Boston 2030 plan.
Previously, Louisa worked at the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, where she managed the South Boston Farmers Market and coordinated business development events. She completed a self-designed degree at the University of Rochester, studying the relationship between people and their environment. A semester abroad in Copenhagen sparked her interest in the livability of cities. Louisa cut her teeth on Boston's public transportation system while growing up in Roslindale.
Achieving the Perfect Fit: New Strategies for Assessing Residential Parking Demand
Kasia Hart, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Kasia Hart is a Policy Analyst with the Government Affairs Department at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. As part of the Government Affairs team, Kasia works with internal departments to identify and advocate MAPC’s legislative and budget priorities through each legislative session. Kasia focuses on transportation-related initiatives and legislation, and coordinates the agency’s municipal and regional engagement efforts around the Transportation and Climate Initiative. In her former role with MAPC’s Transportation Department, Kasia worked on a broad range of transportation policy and planning projects, including managing MAPC’s regional bike share and micromobility coordination efforts, performing municipal parking management studies, and researching innovative transportation funding strategies. Previously, Kasia worked with the Boston pedestrian advocacy group WalkBoston while completing a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.
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