Innovations in Transit 2015: Ten Talks

WED, DEC 9, 2015 (1:28:18)

Building on the Old South Meeting House’s long tradition of hosting spirited, thought-provoking discussions, this annual event features 10 short form presentations all designed to highlight innovative ideas to transform our streets. Presented by Livable Streets, an organization focused on enabling people to think differently and demand a transportation system that balances transit, walking, and biking with automobiles.

The Talks - GoBoston 2030: Framing new transportation conversations - Passive data, active science: An experimental approach to improving the operation of our streets - Neighborways: creating low stress street networks for kids & kids at heart - Making Buses Sexy - Incorporating today’s emerging trends into a 2040 strategic vision for the MBTA - Safe Streets for All: How Lyft can help cities advance the goals of Vision Zero - Forging a New Path: Roslindale Gateway to the Arboretum - How to stop a highway and accomplish other impossible feats of strength - Passive data, active science: An experimental approach to improving the operation of our streets - Rethinking the 1-90 Allston Interchange: A vision for what’s possible - Invisible to Whom? Age, race and Place Take a Ride Image: “MBTA North Cambridge Yard in 1967” by David Wilson/Flickr

+ BIO: Stacy Thompson

Stacy is the Executive Director of LivableStreets, overseeing all programs including Vision Zero, Better Buses, and the Emerald Network, and ensuring overall programmatic and operational excellence for the organization.

A relentless optimist, Stacy is undaunted by the many challenges facing Metro Boston today, including increasing access to jobs and affordable housing, improving safety and public health outcomes, and building climate resiliency. Stacy believes that improving our streets isn’t simply a transportation issue, but one of justice, equity, and opportunity.

Previously Stacy served as the Director of Events & Sponsorship at Ceres, where she developed the strategic focus, content, and communications strategy for Ceres’ major events. She also worked for the Office for Peace and Justice at the Archdiocese of Chicago where she collaborated with community partners to organize educational forums and supported a broad array of social justice initiatives. She has a Master of Arts in Social Justice from Loyola University, Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education from Saint Vincent College.

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