Now, more than ever, we need great ideas and leaders striving to improve our communities. Here are some of the best and brightest in Boston’s transportation world, presenting their ideas at the annual StreetTalk 10-in-1, hosted by Livable Streets Boston in the Old South Meeting House.
Building on the Meeting House’s long tradition of hosting spirited, thought-provoking discussions, this event features 10 short-form presentations highlighting the innovative ideas that are improving our streets. In this recording;
– Who is Boston’s Safest Driver? Kris Carter, Co-Chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
– Saturday NightBus Fever: Transit All Night Long and a Vision for the Future Marc Ebuña, Co-Founder & President, TransitMatters
– Making Moves: The Intersection of Biking and Community Health Tamika R. Francis, Community Engagement Manager,
– Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! Michelle Cook, Owner, Operation B Fit Holistic Fitness, Health & Wellness Company
– How Better Transit Will Lead Tomorrow’s Economy Stas Gayshan, Founder, CIC Boston, and Managing Director, Cambridge Innovation Center
– Designing Open Spaces for Women and Children Nidhi Gulati, Program Manager, Emerald Network & LivableStreets Alliance
– Building Bike Networks Where Statistical and Perceived Safety Meet Nick Jackson, Director of Toole Design Group’s Boston Office
– Completing and Renewing the Emerald Necklace Alex Krieger, Principal, NBBJ
– Transit Priority: Maximizing Efficiency and Effectiveness on the Route Kevin Lee, PE, PTOE, Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
– Becoming a Just Sustainable City: The Case for Boston Wilnelia Rivera, Urban Planner & Project Management Consultant, BRT Project Manager
– CoAXS: How Collaborative Engagement Tools Can Change Transit Planning Chris Zegras, Associate Professor, Transportation & Urban Planning, MIT
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.