London Transportation Summit to Offer Program on Contemporary International Street Design

As part of CNU's 2007 Transportation Summit in London, there will be a comparison of three different street design manuals from three different countries: The United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. In addition to providing new and valuable information, the program can count as AIA Continuing Education Credits.

The first will be the American-based Institute of Transportation Engineers manual. Detailed in that manual are comprehensive and detailed plans of streets and boulevards which aim to increase pedestrian safety and presence, making a much more lively and valuable street scene. The ITE manual works hard to lay out specific means to improve intersections, medians, sidewalks, and crosswalks.

Second to be presented will be the West Australian Liveable Neighborhoods Code. This code, produced by the Australian state of Western Australia's Planning Commission, details ways in which existing development codes can be most wisely applied to new subdivisions and streets.

The third and final manual discussed will be Andrew Cameron's UK manual for streets and design codes. Andrew Cameron is representing not only his own firm - the WSP Group, largely responsible for New York City's new developments at Ground Zero - but also the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment. His manual focuses on development and redevelopment of streets as arteries of life which should never be bland or unwelcoming. It therefore attempts to find good ways to increase street safety, attractiveness, and accessibility.

This program will be held at 9:15am on Monday, November 12th, 2007, and will take place immediately following the opening events that day.


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