Community Connections: Redesigning Highways to Improve Neighborhood Access and Livability is pleased to present a free webinar entitled "Community Connections: Redesigning Highways to Improve Neighborhood Access and Livability." The webinar explores strategies to improve livability and neighborhood connectivity through collaborative efforts to reconnect communities, create economic development opportunities, and promote multimodal accessibility in areas with major highways.

The webinar, held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM EST, is brought to you by FHWA, in partnership with the Project for Public Spaces and Sevatec.

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Following a Federal overview, four speakers shared examples of their collaborative experiences with improving neighborhood connectivity. Presentations described: the “Infra-Space” Program and how it helps to identify redevelopment opportunities in areas under elevated roads, bridges or viaducts; the process of converting a segment of I-295 to a boulevard and creating opportunities for economic development and connecting Southeast DC to the Anacostia riverfront; efforts to reconnect communities through context sensitive design and other public works initiatives; and community connectivity and cohesion efforts associated with the Reviving I-95 Corridor Plan in Pennsylvania.


Shari Schaftlein,
Director, FHWA Office of Human Environment.

Robin Blatt-Eisengart,
Program Manager/Financial Analyst for the MassDOT Office of Real Estate and Asset Development.

George Fleagle, P.E.,
Senior Transportation Engineer, FHWA Pennsylvania Division Office.

Michael Smart,
Program Delivery Team Lead, FHWA DC Division Office.

Jennifer Hughes,
Design Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts.

David Harris,
Acting Livability Team Leader, FHWA Office of Human Environment, moderator.

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