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Thursday, October 12 • 19:00 - 21:00
Fireside Chat: Shared Space, Beers, and Traffic Engineers

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This informal discussion brings together engineers, architects, planners, and a behavioral psychologist to explore how high performing streets that serve multiple uses require more than engineering.

Shared space is a once forgotten way of looking at streets that is now experiencing a renaissance. In the 19th Century and the early part of the twentieth century, routinely streets served as public spaces. Without specific rules and markings, street cars, horse drawn wagons, merchants pedestrians and bicyclists negotiated shared use of the space, generally in a courteous and civil manner. After automobiles were introduced, the higher speeds and mass of the vehicles rendered civil negotiation all but impossible, and led to an epidemic of injuries and deaths.

Interested in how this works? Come join Ben Hamilton-Baillie, Dick van Veen, Pieter de Haan and Ariana Cancelli in an informal discussion (with beer for purchase) moderated by Gary Toth of Project for Public Spaces.

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Gary Toth

Executive Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Gary Toth has helped to lead a national movement to integrate land use and transportation issues as a means to creating more livable, walkable communities and streets. During his 34 years of project management experience with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Gary... Read More →

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Ariana Cancelli

Director, The Laneway Project
Ariana is an urban planner and community engagement specialist.  In 2014, she co-founded The Laneway Project, a non-profit focused on improving Toronto's laneways. She is currently a Co-Director of The Laneway Project, as well as a Planner at The Canadian Urban Institute.
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Pieter de Haan

Researcher, Consultant, NHL University of Applied Sciences
Pieter studied Psychology (M.A.) at the Groningen University and specialised in experimental psychology on perception, learning and cognition. These subjects were applied to road user behaviour. Presently Pieter is researcher and consultant of Knowledge Centre Shared Space at NHL... Read More →
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Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Director, Hamilton-Baillie Associates
Street design. Shared space. Traffic in towns. Driver psychology. Place-making as a means to change driver behaviour. Risk, safety and accidents. Self-driving cars and cities. Urban regeneration. High streets/Main streets. Major schemes such as "Laweiplein, Drachten"; Exhibition... Read More →
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Dick van Veen

Traffic Engineer / Urban Designer, Mobycon
Dick van Veen is a senior consultant and urban designer at Mobycon. Dick has expert knowledge of the interface between traffic engineering and urban design.In the Netherlands, he redesigns streets and squares for local municipalities. In the interaction between car users, cyclists... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 19:00 - 21:00 CEST
PDZ Floor 1: Expo Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands