Conference Agenda


Mobile Workshop*

As part of this year’s Safe Street Summit, multiple tours will be conducted through the Mobile Workshop. Please visit the Mobile Workshop page for more info on check-in locations for each tour and more! *Separate registration is required. Registrations are now closed.


Policymaker Safe Streets Social

The Policymaker Safe Streets Social has been canceled to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our guests.


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InterContinental Miami, an IHG Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131

8:50 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.WELCOME
Emcee: Guylene Berry, Director of Sak Pase Media, Radio & TV Personality, and Entrepreneur
  • The Honorable Oliver G. Gilbert III, Chairman, Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board
  • The Honorable Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Moderator: Guylene Berry
Speaker: Gabe Klein, Founding Partner, Cityfi; Author of Start-Up City
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Gabe Klein has been visiting South Florida since the 1980's when his grandmother lived in Aventura and golfed daily at the Turnberry Club. He lived in Las Olas in the 90's. He has worked on plans and strategies including the Southeast Florida 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and with elected officials and councils in the region after his book, Start-Up City, was published in 2015. Thus, Gabe has watched the region evolve, grow, and as a result face challenges in land-use, mobility, equity, and resilience. Gabe's belief is that challenges are just opportunities waiting for innovative people and resources to solve them. In this Opening Keynote, Gabe will walk participants through his philosophy around how to overcome the disbelief that change can happen, aligning the outcomes, incentives and interests of public and private to make big changes, fast, and how to market pragmatically the future that we know that the South Florida region needs, and deserves. Gabe has achieved major changes as DOT Chief in Washington D.C. and has also assisted many around the U.S. and worldwide in his shoes to make their own change with a tried-and-true formula.

10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.PANEL SESSION 1
Hot Topics in Climate Resilience Through Complete Streets
Moderator: Daniel Sebastian Padilla Ochoa, Senior Manager of Florida Conservation, Ocean Conservancy
  • The Honorable Oliver G. Gilbert III, Chairman, Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board
  • Jane Gilbert, Chief Heat Officer, Miami-Dade County
  • Billy Fields, Author of “Adaptation Urbanism and Resilient Communities”; Professor, Texas State University.
  • The Honorable Oliver G. Gilbert III, Chairman, Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board

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Our transportation corridors connect and contain a multitude of community members with varying needs as well as the infrastructure and systems they depend on to meet those needs. With the increasingly pressing urgency to fortify South Florida’s climate resilience, our transportation corridors are advantageously poised as community-wide, interconnected public spaces that can integrate improvements designed with mindfulness towards climate resilience.

In this session, learn from leading voices in climate resilience planning about bold initiatives, design strategies, and other mechanisms that can effectively prepare the various systems dependent on our community’s transportation corridors for climate change through the implementation of Complete Streets principles, policies, and strategies.

11:00 A.M. - 11:15 P.M.
11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.PANEL SESSION 2
Giving the Green Light to Innovation: Real Solutions for a Multimodal Community
Moderator: Lynda Westin, Project Manager/Discipline Lead, WSP
  • Eulois Cleckley, Director and CEO, Department of Transportation and Public Works, Miami-Dade County
  • Aileen Bouclé, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization
  • The Honorable Eileen Higgins, Board Member and Chairwoman, Miami-Dade TPO Urban Task Force

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This session will focus on transit, Transit-Oriented Development, and first/last mile connector strategies that can quickly and effectively address current and emerging multimodal transportation needs. In this session, speakers will share and discuss real solutions to improving multimodality and how to successfully implement these strategies through interagency coordination and accelerated implementation to ensure government agencies are responsive to community needs.

12:15 P.M. - 12:45 P.M.SAFE STREETS AWARDS
The Safe Streets Awards are an opportunity to highlight individuals and jurisdictions that have led by example in creating better streets for all users. Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties will each select one individual Complete Streets Champion Award winner and one Complete Streets Community Award winner. Conference attendees will be voting to select the recipient of the 2022 People’s Choice Award! Be sure to cast your vote by 11:45 A.M. and join us to root for your local champions! Lunch following awards ceremony.
12:45 P.M. - 1:30 P.M
Moderator: Gabe Klein, Founding Partner, Cityfi; Author of Start-Up City
Speaker: Karina Ricks, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration, and Innovation, Federal Transit Agency (Virtual)
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In this virtual Keynote Session, Federal Transit Agency Associate Administrator Karina Ricks will speak about the opportunities available for local and regional agencies through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to improve their community’s transportation networks. She will highlight U.S. Department of Transportation’s urging for transportation professionals to take on bold goals such as what is outlined in the National Roadway Safe Strategy, equitable development and addressing of past inequities, and elevating transit and Complete Streets. She will also share what is needed for government agencies and the collaborations and partnerships that they should develop to be able to create and implement bold, innovative mobility solutions.

2:30 P.M. - 3:40 P.M.PANEL SESSION 3
Adaptive Streets, Flourishing Communities
Moderator: Matthew Gultanoff, Founder, Better Streets Miami Beach
  • Shannon Hake, Slow Streets Program Manager, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
  • Garrett Brumfield, Founder, Overcome Yours
  • Carlos Cruz-Casas, Assistant Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works, Miami-Dade County

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Flexible designs can adapt streets to include everyone and their evolving needs. By building dynamic transportation systems, streets can serve as agile spaces and resources that accommodate anticipated and unanticipated shifts in the needs of populations, businesses, and the environment. This session will provide attendees with an overview of some of the latest tools in adapting streets including Slow Streets. These tools aim to adapt the existing conditions of streets into slower, more pedestrian and bicycle friendly spaces. This includes flex streets and pedestrian zones that allow for a layering of various uses in the same public spaces.

3:40 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.CLOSING REMARKS
Continue the conversation at the professional networking and social hour! This is a great opportunity to connect with other conference presenters, and attendees. Enjoy light refreshments and good company. We’ll see you next year for the 2023 Safe Streets Summit!

You may also want to check out previous Safe Streets Summits to learn more about this exciting conference. To view programs, presentations, videos, and pictures, please visit the Archives page. 

Attention Attendees: Due to COVID-19 considerations, the Safe Streets Summit will be incorporating enhanced safety measures and protocols to ensure a safer environment for everyone.

If you registered prior to January 21st, 2022, you are required to read and agree to the Safe Streets Summit COVID-19 Protocol and Waiver before February 4, 2022.

Failing to complete the form to agree to the COVID-19 protocols and waiver by February 4, 2022, may result in the cancelation of your registration