Presenters

Keynote Speaker:

19Mike Lydon, The Street Plans Collaborative
“Encouraging Physical Activity: Creative Ways to Get Maine Moving Now”

Mike Lydon is a Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative, an award winning planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami and New York City, and an internationally recognized planner, writer, and advocate for livable cities. He hails from the great State of Maine.

Mike collaborated with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck in writing The Smart Growth Manual, published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Mike is also the creator and primary author of the The Open Streets Project and Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change Vol.1 and Vol.2. Mike also co-created and edited the recently published Mercado: Lessons from 20 Markets across South America authored by Julie Flynn. He is currently writing a full-length book about Tactical Urbanism with co-Principal Tony Garcia, to be published by Island Press in the spring of 2015.

Mike received a B.A. in American Cultural Studies from Bates College and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. Mike is a CNU-Accredited Professional and he encourages you to trade four wheels for two.

 


 

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