2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Grey to Green

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Posters

Activity ID: NPC187060


  • Public health is more than services provided
  • Transportation options can encourage or inhibit active living
  • Importance of prioritizing green infrastructure


Corridor enhancement is an opportunity to focus on public health, especially in minority communities dealing with poverty. Our proposal implemented bike infrastructure and enhanced the pedestrian experience to promote active modes of transportation. New job centers were inspired by existing vocational schools. In addition, major waterfronts were made accessible and an existing green trail network was extended. Finally, the recommendation to redevelop parking lots and auto-oriented properties provides space for mixed-use buildings and public parks, activating the street front and increasing safety.

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Session Speakers

Jenna Squires
Kansas City, MO

Jenna Baker
Independence, MO

Stephen J. Pociluyko
Kansas City, MO

Annamarie Weddle
Kansas City, MO

Tyler Lehde
Saint Louis, MO

Jesus Fernandez
University of Missouri- Kansas City
Kansas City, KS

Samantha Kaiser
Westwood, KS

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