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PechaKucha Presentation

Transit Goals

PRESENTED ON AUG 11, 2016
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 21

Join Ryan Turbeville as we take a look at creative ideas to inspire solving Nashville's transit issues. 

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Navigating the Toronto Transit System

BY ILANA BEN-ARI
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Ilana Ben-Ari is a toy designer and social entrepreneur from Montreal. In this presentation, she shares the challenges she has faced while trying to navigate her way through the TTC (Toronto Transit System). (in English)

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Transit Design

BY JEFF DOBLE
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Jeff Doble is an architecht and designer, and has always loved urban design and planning. Here he tells us about two of his projects, in both Vancouver and Riyadh, and the factors that go into planning and designing each station in order to encourage more people to use public transit. 

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Better Wayfinding for Transit in Metro Vancouver

BY JEFF DEBY
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Jeff Deby, leader of the Translink wayfinding unit, explains how the Vancouver transit system accurately communicates information to passengers through 11 simple principles. He highlights the importance of predictability and consistency in maps, routes, and directions for people who wish to travel most efficiently. 

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At the Crossroads of Art and Science: Transport in 30 Years

BY VICTOR WEI
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

As Director of Transportation in Richmond, Victor Wei spends his professional life pondering the future of all movement within the city. He discusses the symbiotic relationship of art and engineering, and expounds upon his projections for Richmond's bright future.

 

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Bicycle Transit in the City

BY KRIS MOREAU
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Recent School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate and AIA Chicago member Kristen Moreau discusses bike transit and commuting in Chicago, making proposals for the future of bike infrastructure and urban transportation. 

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Schmidt's Ville in Transit

BY WILLIAM BRECKENRIDGE
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

William Breckenridge is a noted community advocate. He serves on the Heritage Advisory Committee for HRM, and is also Vice-Chair for the Schmidtville Stakeholders Committee. William has a strong belief in learning from the past in order to build the future. Born and raised in Schmidtville, he is well educated on all matters concerning the neighourhood.

William has a BA in classics from St. Mary's University, with minorconcentrations in history and geography. He also obtained a Business Administration Diploma in Investment Management from NSCC. Tonight he hopes you will enjoy a slide presentation of Halifax's transit heritage and urban development titled: "Schmidtville in Transit".

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Halifax Transit

BY ROSS GRANT
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ross Grant is a community planner who fell in love with public transit. Sadly, the relationship turned sour when he realized that his local transit network was letting him down. He believes that transit networks have enormous potential to do more than just move people- they can support our arts, culture and activities.

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A Case for Bus Rapid Transit in Edmonton

BY ANAND PYE
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Anand Pye builds a intriguing case for bus rapid transit as a efficient, cost-effective, and less invasive alternative for Edmonton and other big cities hoping to better circulate their citizens.

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The Case for Transit

BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."

In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation.