This conference hands-on workshop is free for Complete Streets Forum registrants on a first-come first-served basis.
Please note some aspects of this conference program are still under development and may be subject to change.
Hands-On Workshop: Taking It to the Streets – Using Citizen Science to Advocate for ‘Great Streets’
Date: October 1, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON
Registration limit: 25
Workshop Leaders: Heather Marshall, Toronto Environmental Alliance & Lynda Lukasik, Environment Hamilton
Building complete streets is not just about physical infrastructure. Streets must be places that people love! This workshop introduces participants to a method of community engagement that can turn local residents into complete street supporters through ‘citizen science’. Participants will go on a ‘walkabout’ and use hand-held air monitors to gather information about air quality conditions along a downtown Toronto street. Back indoors, this data will be uploaded to an on-line mapping system and spark a group discussion about how air quality data can be used to advocate for street-level change and quality of life in cities.