Conference Agenda

Monday, February 25, 2019

Intercontinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131

Members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) are eligible to earn 4 credits for participating in the events of the day!

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome
Emcee: Emiko Atherton, Director, National Complete Streets Coalition
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Session
Darcy Kitching, Walk2Connect
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American streets are made for the Iron Man suits we call cars, but walkers are the real superheroes. As life speeds up all around us, it’s more important than ever to connect to ourselves, our neighbors and our environments one step at a time. Darcy Kitching is a transportation planner with deep roots in storytelling and social justice. With the Walk2Connect community in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, she documents the motivations and experiences of walkers and has discovered just how passionate pedestrians can be. This session will inspire you to step out of conventional patterns and put people first.
10:00 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. We Planned This City on Walk and Roll: Designing Smart Mobility for All
Moderator: Carlos Cruz-Casas, Miami-Dade County, Department of Transportation & Public works
Kyle Wagenshutz, Director of Local Innovation, People for Bikes
Ashley Hand, Cityfi
Paul White, Bird
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Is your city ready for the challenges of the future? Developing smart streets requires looking into the future to identify innovative solutions to challenges, planning for your community’s needs, and taking a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. This session explores how innovation, good data, and strong partnerships can support strategic approaches to safety, equity, health, and livability. Join us to learn about specific tools, resources, and real-life examples to help you design a smart city. Every community should be ready for an inclusive and forward-thinking transportation system for people walking, using a bike, scooter or riding in an autonomous vehicle.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Building Ridership: Talking SMART Transit with Jeff Wood
Moderator: Jeffrey Wood, The Overhead Wire
Chris Sinclair, Renaissance Planning
Alice Bravo, Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works
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How will new technology, transit-oriented development (TOD) and first/last mile connections shape our communities? How can we implement multimodal transportation solutions that expand travel options? How does new transit service promote equity and economic development for our region? Join Jeff Wood from The Overhead Wire podcast as he records an episode exploring these important questions from the Safe Streets Summit stage!
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet
1:00p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Safe Streets Awards
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Keynote Session: Beyond Traffic: The Emergence of a Connected City
Anthony Foxx, 17th US Secretary of Transportation, Chief Policy Officer, Lyft
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As Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx created the “Smart City Challenge.” The first-of-its-kind program offered mid-sized cities around the U.S. the opportunity to win $40 million by developing the best ideas for an integrated smart transportation system using data, applications, and technology to solve existing problems. Over 80 cities applied in the program’s first year. Now, as Lyft’s Chief Policy Officer, he works daily to get ahead of problems and opportunities that sit at the intersection of technology and our cities.

Secretary Foxx has a deep understanding of smart city technologies and what the American “cities of the future” will look like. Touching on rapidly-advancing technologies like autonomous cars, data analytics, the Internet of Things, connected devices sensors, drones, and Hyperloop, Sec. Foxx explains how machine learning will be used to tackle problems that have plagued public officials on both sides of the aisle for generations. Offering unparalleled insight on the effects of societal trends like job automation, demographic shifts, and the sharing economy, Sec. Foxx presents a holistic view of what mobility means—today and tomorrow.
2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Advocacy to Action: Making Political Champions for Complete Streets
Moderator: Janisse Schoepp, Health Foundation of South Florida
Councilman Ryan Dorsey, Baltimore City
Tabitha Decker, Transit Center
Rebecca Serna, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
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Implementing Complete Streets requires a partnership between public officials, municipal staff, community partners, advocates, and community members, but how can we bring everybody on board? In this session, panelists representing diverse perspectives provide their insider knowledge on what it takes to develop successful policies, secure funding, and implement projects that meet the needs of their local communities. The importance of grassroots organizing, attaining buy-in at every level, and building effective community partnerships toward equitable transportation policies will be highlighted throughout. Join us to learn how to work with decision makers to make the smart choices and turn ideas into action.
3:30 p.m. - 3.45 p.m. Closing Remarks
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking and Social Hour and Meet and Greet with Anthony Foxx

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 • Mobile Workshop

Brightline MiamiCentral Station
600 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33136

As part of this year’s Safe Street Summit, multiple tours will be conducted through the Mobile Workshop. To learn more about each tour, please check out our Mobile Workshop page.


Safe, Connected Age-Friendly Communities - Mobile Tour
(Limited capacity and separate advance registration required)
Co-hosted by AARP and Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative 
Stephen P. Clark Government Center Lobby
111 NW 1st St, Miami, FL 33128
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Check in at 12:45 pm)

To learn more about this workshop and register, visit our Walk2Connect Events page! Members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) are eligible to earn 1 credit for participating in this event. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 • Walk2Connect 

Walk2Connect Walking Movement Leader Training
(Limited capacity and separate advance registration required)
Hosted by Live Healthy Little Havana 

Miami-Dade College InterAmerican Campus
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  

To learn more about this workshop and register, visit our Walk2Connect Events page!


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 our Archives page.