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2021 Webinar Program


September 17th, 2021

The 15-Minute City: Our Past and Our Future

The idea of the 15-minute city is a concept that is here to stay because it is an elegant summation of what has always been the fundamental goal of a transportation and land-use system for creating environmentally, and socially, sustainable places. It also contains the seeds for the revitalization and restoration of thousands of older cities and towns in America.

But what does the 15-minute city look like? To illustrate the concept, Dr. Garrick will use the case of Zürich, Switzerland which has slowly over the last 50 years recreated itself as one of the world’s preeminent 15-minute cities.


About the Speaker

Dr. Norman W. Garrick

Dr. Norman Garrick is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Garrick is also a former member of the national board of The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and an elected Fellow of CNU. He specializes in the planning and design of urban transportation systems, including transit, streets, street networks, parking, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities. His research and writings have reached a wide audience through outlets such as The Washington Post, The Denver Post, The Hartford Courant, The Atlantic's (now Bloomberg's) CityLab, Planetizen, New Urban News, Streetsblog, Streetfilms, and via Public Radio both in the USA and abroad.

In addition to his academic career, Dr. Garrick has worked as a transportation consultant on numerous design charrettes, including urban revitalization projects with the Prince of Wales Foundation in Kingston, Jamaica and in Freetown, Sierra Leone; as well as on hurricane-recovery projects in Louisiana and Mississippi. Dr. Garrick is a Fulbright Fellow and a recipient of the Transportation Research Board’s Wootan Award for Best Research Paper in policy and organization. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards for teaching.



Our Webinar Program

We aspire to offer you the same quality of presentation as is offered at the National Conference directly to your laptop, tablet, phone, or desktop for free. Each year, we like to offer one topic related specifically to historic preservation and one with an emphasis on urban design. In addition, we like to offer one on best practices or practical skills, and one topic that fulfills either Ethics or Law requirements.

Check back for regular updates and the inclusion of new webinar dates. If you'd like to comment on the program, or suggest ideas for topics or speakers, please contact Division Leadership Here.