We are very pleased to introduce our 2018 Summit speakers.
Friday morning keynote – the economic return on investments in walkable communities
Prof. Mike Munger
Professor Mike Munger is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Political Science Department at Duke University. Author of 7 books, 200 articles and papers and a free online course entitled “Capitalism & Political Economy” at https://sites.duke.edu/intrope/ . His latest book about the sharing economy is entitled Tomorrow 3.0. Dr. Munger’s keynote message will weave together walkability and his message on transactional costs.
Friday lunch keynote – public health and creating an active America together
Ken Rose is a Senior Advisor for Policy in CDC’s physical activity and health program and serves as an expert in strategies to promote active living environments through CDC programs. He helps to coordinate Active People, Healthy Nation, Creating an Active America, Together. This is a CDC initiative to get 27 million people more physically active by 2027. It promotes activity friendly routes to everyday destinations as a way to integrate safe and easy opportunities for physical activity into daily life. He was also a co-author of CDC’s Transportation Recommendations and the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to promote Walking and Walkable Communities. He helps chart active transportation priorities for his program at CDC, regularly works with many national organizations in this area, and is also active in his own community around these issues.
Saturday morning keynote – Vision Zero / Complete Streets
Paula Flores is Transportation Planning Practice Leader with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. Her varied experience includes managing transportation projects that create transportation choices in urban environments. During her term as International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Paula called on the board of directors and all members to rally behind the Vision Zero movement, a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The Vision Zero movement believes no loss of life on the transportation system is acceptable, pushing aggressively towards zero deaths on our nation’s roadways. During her term, the board of directors adopted a formal resolution committing ITE leadership to take a stronger advocacy position in support of Vision Zero. Paula believes as transportation professionals, we have no greater responsibility than to protect the lives of the public we serve.