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By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...
We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...
The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...
This week, in honor of the Thanksgiving season and holiday cooking in general, we're revisiting a question we asked our OneLISC crew last year. The responses are inspiring and delicious:
What recipe/food/dining experience brings you and your family comfort? Can you share a memory that is tied to the dish or experience?
Maria Parra Cano and the other members of the Cihuapactli Collective, an Indigenous- and women-run organization in South Phoenix, are growing cultural, spiritual and physical nourishment, literally from the ground up. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month and the Thanksgiving season, we are pleased to share their story.
LISC has named the 2022 winners of the Rubinger Community Fellowship, an annual program that invests in local leaders focused on testing forward-thinking ideas and catalyzing grassroots opportunities in the communities where they live and work. Each of the 10 fellows will spend the next year developing programs and researching strategies to explore areas for growth within their communities.