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For Immediate Release

The Forum at Redwood City Presents:
“Healthy Streets for Healthy People - Best Practices for Retrofitting our Best and Worst Streets”

Redwood City, CA - December 20 , 2004 - The City of Redwood City and local non-profit training and education organization Communities by Design have scheduled another exciting educational forum on urban design. On Wednesday, January 5, 2005, from 6:00 to 7:45 pm, Mr. Dan Burden, a nationally-acclaimed pedestrian, bicycle, traffic calming and livable communities expert, will discuss how to bring back full and vital health to our neighborhood and town center streets.

Mr. Burden is the current Director of Walkable Communities, Inc., a current National Advisory Board Member of Active Living By Design, and the former Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the State of Florida Department of Transportation. He has taught bicycle and pedestrian facility design in hundreds of different communities throughout the nation and has personally photographed and examined walking and bicycling conditions in over 200 cities in the U.S. and abroad. As a consultant, planner, expert witness, author, and a nationally-recognized authority on bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs,

Mr. Burden will be sharing best principles, practices and case studies for creating healthy streets in our communities. His presentation will cover how to do a complete checkup, diagnosis and overall health analysis of our neighborhood and town center streets to restore them to health, by utilizing the latest innovations in street design and new approaches to creating more pedestrian-friendly communities.

The Forum takes place at the Little Fox Theater, 2209 Broadway, in downtown Redwood City. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. An optional no-host dinner with the presenter and other participants will be held following the Forum for those wishing to continue the discussion. The Forum brings nationally-known speakers and presenters to Downtown Redwood City for in-depth dialogues on city design issues, providing an on-going venue for professional-level education and dialogue about urban design issues, today’s hottest urban design topics, and most cutting-edge techniques.

By bringing together local government officials from throughout the Bay Area, as well as planners, urban designers, architects, and other professionals in the urban design field, these forums are intended to educate and foster discussion on new and emerging concepts in city planning and design. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

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Dan Zack
Downtown Development Manager
650-780- 7363

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