Embrace Winter: Part I - Inspire

Many cities have reimagined their public spaces during COVID, with new outdoor dining, car-free pedestrian-only streets, and pop-up parks on sidewalks or in parking spaces. These spaces helped support local businesses, gave people more room to be active, and saved people's sanity during the pandemic. With colder weather approaching there is a concern that everyone will be barricaded at homes for months to come. But can people extend their reimagining to colder temperatures? How can folks extend these kinds of creative transformations of outdoor spaces through the winter season to keep people healthy and socially connected?

Join the Barr Foundation, 8 80 Cities, and Bench Consulting (by Patronicity) for a two-part series exploring how people in cold-weather cities can stay active and engaged all year round.

  • November 17, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.InspireGuillermo (Gil) Penalosa, is founder and chair of 8 80 Cities, urban expert on cities for all, regardless of age or background, focuses on sustainable mobility and parks and other public spaces. He will share how the COVID-19 pandemic opened our minds, creating an opportunity to transform our cities into more equitable and sustainable places to be enjoyed 52 weeks of the year. Register here.

  • November 17, 2020 at 2:00pm – 4pm