The City of Oklahoma City’s Office of Sustainability and the University of Oklahoma’s Institute for Quality Communities are co-hosting a free, open to the public walkability workshop on Thursday, April 4th, led by walkability expert Dan Burden, executive director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute.

The workshop will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4400 North Shartel Avenue, with coffee provided at 8:45AM and the workshop to begin at 9:10AM. The workshop will run through 3:30PM and feature a presentation by Burden, a walking audit of Western Avenue and breakout groups. For more information, a full itinerary or to register for the workshop, click here.

The workshop serves as part of the Institute of Quality Community’s “study to enhance the Western Avenue streetscape project”, comprised of a detailed placemaking blueprint and a comprehensive review of land use and urban form policies for specific areas spanning Western Avenue from NW 48th Street to NW 36th Street.

Burden, who will serve as a speaker the day before at the Institute for Quality Communities’ 2013 Placemaking Conference, is an internationally-recognized expert on walkability. In June 2012, Burden led two walkability workshops in Oklahoma City, assessing the walkability of the Plaza District, the Classen Ten Penn neighborhood and the Gatewood neighborhood. From those workshops Burden’s Walkable and Livable Communities Institute generated a 72-page report, “A Vision for Active Living”, of findings and recommendations specific to Oklahoma City.

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