JEFF SPECK PRESENTS ‘WALKABILITY STUDY’ FINDINGS AT PUBLIC FORUM IN DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH
[media release courtesy of the O’Donnell Agency.]
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 21, 2014) — City planner, Jeff Speck, will be doing a follow-up presentation on the findings from his Downtown West Palm Beach ‘walkability study’ on May 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 Clematis Street. In February, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), along with the City and Community Redevelopment Agency, hired the urban planning consultant and author, to do a walkability study of the downtown area.
Speck, author of best-selling planning/design publication in 2013 titled Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, is an active international advocate for smart growth and sustainable design. He is the former Director of Design for the National Endowment for the Arts where he oversaw the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design which fights urban sprawl. He also serves as contributing editor to Metropolis Magazine and on the Sustainability Task Force of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
During the afternoon presentation, Speck will present and discuss his findings from the study and reveal how West Palm Beach can improve and make Downtown the ideal place to live, work and socialize.
For more information about Speck, please visit http://jeffspeck.com/. For more information about Downtown West Palm Beach, contact the DDA at (561) 833-8873 or visit www.wpbgo.com or www.westpalmbeachdda.com.
About the Downtown Development Authority
The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities.