Indianapolis will host the Walk/Bike/Places conference June 15-18 and we’re looking for local projects to highlight in interactive and engaging mobile workshops!
Walk/Bike/Places is a bi-annual, international conference that connects people who are working to create engaging places that are walkable and bike-friendly. In addition to presentations and panel discussions, the conference offers attendees “mobile workshops” – opportunities to experience the host city outside of hotel walls while highlighting local initiatives that advance the values of connectivity, access, engagement, and equity.
This year’s conference theme is: The Route to Recovery. And we seek to bring together practitioners, policy-makers, and public space advocates to address the many urgent challenges and long overdue injustices that have come to the surface within our field. Many of the events that took place throughout 2020 only intensified and revealed issues that had been longstanding and devastating influences in our society relating to public health, systemic racism, climate change, economic inequality, and democracy.
How public space plays a role in these issues is front and center in our minds, And we are certain these are front and center in yours too. Ultimately, we aim to deliver a program that shows examples of how our public spaces can serve as part of our social, economic, physical, and emotional recovery.
The Indianapolis conference will have a strong focus on EQUITY and RESILIENCE. The conference will be an in-person and virtual hybrid event.
The Indianapolis host committee, which includes professionals and citizen-advocates working in a wide range of sectors, is excited to share the work of local individuals and groups who are making our city and region a better place to live, work, and gather.
For more information about the conference visit www.walkbikeplaces.org
Mobile workshop leaders will be paid a stipend.
The deadline to submit a mobile workshop is January 15 at 5 pm.