Call for Proposals

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the virtual Safe Streets Summit on January 28-29, 2021!

In addition to bringing national speakers on innovative transportation efforts, we are also accepting proposals for exciting and dynamic speakers and discussion breakout facilitators to illustrate the theme for the 2021 Safe Streets Summit, "Moving Our Community Forward.”

To be considered, all submissions must clearly align with the Moving Our Community Forward conference theme and tie to one or more of the conference objectives below:

Highlight successful efforts that promote Moving Our Community Forward in laying the foundation needed to implement Complete Streets and improve access and safety for all transportation users throughout Southeast Florida as follows:

  • Safe: Support the implementation of multimodal transportation systems and solutions that are designed to provide safe transportation facilities for people of all ages, abilities, and modes.
  • Smart: Inspire a future of multimodal transportation that embraces innovation, technology, data, and public-private partnerships to design forward-thinking and accessible transportation systems.
  • Resilient: Discover and co-design solutions to build communities that are healthier, more resilient, sustainable, equitable, accessible, and economically vibrant in the face of environmental, economic, public health, and social challenges.
  • Creative: Showcase out-of-the-box ideas and pilot projects that engage and uplift community partnerships, promote placemaking, and lay the groundwork for long-term, meaningful change.
  • Championed: Build a community of champions for walkable, bikeable, and transit-oriented communities that elevates and empowers the voices of community members and inspires decision makers to make the vision of safe, efficient, and connected multimodal transportation system a reality.

Additionally, all proposals should speak to the integration of equity and inclusion. Such practices can include but are not limited to, innovative public involvement practices, utilization of health and equity data, prioritization tactics, and involvement of community partners.

We are seeking two types of proposals:

  1. Pre-conference Project Deep-dive Sessions: These 45-minute sessions (30 minutes for presentation, 15 minutes for Q&A) should showcase Complete Streets projects in action highlighting best practices, successes, and lessons learned. Presentations will be given on Thursday, January 28, 2021 and must include at least one representative from a government agency and/or a nonprofit or community-based agency. Presentations must fall under one of the following topic areas:
    • Engineering Wins and Lessons Learned- Special preference given for projects highlighting innovative bicycle facilities (off-road, buffered, protected), lane repurposing projects, protected roundabouts, and Vision Zero projects
    • Health and Equity and Public Engagement Tools to Get All Voices Heard
    • Complete Streets & Vision Zero Performance Measures and Telling the Story of Success- Special preference given for project examples that can highlight outcomes supporting safety, economic, health, increases in walking and biking numbers, and equity performance measures.
  2. Themed Breakout Sessions:We are looking for subject-matter experts who can facilitate a 45-minute informal discussion amongst attendees on a Complete Streets hot topic. This session should not include a presentation component but can include prepared questions, smaller group discussions, concept board, and other interactive activities. Facilitation teams can include up to 2 individuals and must include at least one representative from a government agency and/or a nonprofit or community-based agency. Topics can include:
    • Complete Streets and transportation resiliency
    • Intersection of transportation, land use, and affordable housing 
    • Creative placemaking projects that engage community
    • Transportation innovation and technology
    • Equity and transit
    • Community champions for Complete Streets and transit 
    • Healthy and livable communities   
    • Complete Streets and Crime Prevention (e.g. lighting, design, crime prevention, “eyes on the streets”, etc.)
    • Other topics that support the 2021 conference objectives

Please note that presentations cannot be focused on marketing or selling of products or services. 

Deadline for submission is November 15, 2020.

Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission by December 31, 2020.

For questions regarding submissions, please contact sally@urbanhp.org.

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