APBP heads to St. Louis, Missouri, for the 2015 Professional Development Seminar (PDS). Through this year’s theme of Flexibility, the seminar explores the culture of Connectivity, Collaboration and Community that makes St. Louis unique. PDS is known for in-depth, three-hour sessions that leverage speakers’ expertise and participants’ enthusiasm to teach new skills and generate fresh insights. This year, sessions are organized into four tracks:
- Innovation and Experimentation
- Integration and Shared Use
- Getting to Yes
- Tools to Advance Health in Transportation Policy
Classroom sessions, mobile tours, poster sessions and plenaries deliver training, tools and insight into building stronger communities with active transportation networks. The conference is packed with state-of-the-practice information for planners, engineers, landscape architects, public health professionals, advocates, elected officials, and others working to advance active transportation and sustainable, livable communities. Meet us in St. Louis to discover innovative strategies and flexible responses for transforming and connecting communities through active transportation.
Visit the PDS on Tuesday, September 29 or Wednesday, September 30 to hear active transportation experts talk about best practices in walking, cycling and public health. The focus of MoveTogether St. Louis! (Tuesday) is on great ideas and new strategies to make your neighborhood or community more walkable, livable and bike-friendly.
Interested in public health issues? Wednesday’s session, MoveHealthyTogether St. Louis! focuses on the links between active transportation and public health.
What to expect from PDS …
“PDS is a unique conference designed to go deep into the most important topics in the field through intensive, hands-on sessions.”PDS co-chair Brian Patterson
“This is one of the most advanced PDS programs to date – you’ll learn from our field’s leading experts in flexible, innovative, and sustainable design about solutions that increase walking and biking in communities throughout North America!”PDS co-chair Jessica Mortell
“From tactical urbanism to separated bike lanes to shared space, you won’t want to miss this great line up of topics and speakers.”Madeline Brozen
“Participate in the unveiling of Complete Streets 3.0. You will learn about and solve transportation mysteries in urban, suburban, tiny town, rural, constrained right of way and transit contexts.”Martin Guttenplan
“Why not YES? Whether you’re an advocate, educator, planner or engineer, we all can make YES happen in our communities!”Mary Anne Koos
Pre Conference Workshop
Advanced Complete Streets Design for Professionals Workshop Monday, September 28 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. St. Louis, MO This seminar provides planners, engineers and other members of the professional design community with technical complete streets design tools and guidance that support the flexibility and creativity often required to create complete streets projects. It incorporates hands-on design work for participants and is led by a team of certified Complete Streets instructors. APBP has applied for AICP CM credits. Fee: $250 APBP members / $350 non-members