LANE's presentation on March 2nd, 2006
Along the corridors: Maximizing the Assets
MARCH 2nd, 2006
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SFU Surrey Centre Campus
LANE, Senior Urban Designer, Regional Plan Association, Tri State NY Metropolitan
BIO / TALK SUMMARY:
Rob Lane is the senior urban designer for the Regional Plan Association
for the Tri State NY Metropolitan Region, a region of over 20 million
people. In this capacity he has worked with communities of all scales,
from downtown Manhattan to a village of 1,000, to provide practical strategies
for sustainable new growth. Common to most of these exercises has been
the urban corridor, corridors that range in nature but are more and more
commonly high traffic first, second, and third ring suburban commercial
in Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut provide many
examples that are relevant to our fast changing region, and the literally
hundreds of kilometres of strategically important suburban arterials.
Could these arterials, while presently treated as unfortunate necessities
for providing commercial services and moving cars around, become the new
lifelines for attractive sustainable communities?