Streets Are For People

streets_flyer_print_updateJoin us Tuesday, March 19th for a presentation and discussion with Streetsblog creator and founder Aaron Naparstek.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St
Denver, CO

In 2006, Streetsblog, a daily news source about sustainable transportation and livable communities, launched in New York City and helped support a campaign to transform the city’s streets into people-friendly, safe, and sustainable places.  Streetsblog generated awareness of issues, educated and excited policy makers, press and regular citizens, and established an online community and discussion forum.  Streetsblog has since spread to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Capitol Hill, and Chicago.  Hear from Mr. Naparstek about how Streetsblog plays a critical role in spreading ideas and connecting people who are building this nationwide movement.  Learn about the challenges and the successes of creating a livable streets movement from Mr. Naparstek’s first-hand experience in New York City.  Join in a local discussion about what Streetsblog could do for Colorado.  

Naparstak copyAaron Naparstek is the founder of Streetsblog.org in New York City and is currently a Visiting Scholar at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Before launching Streetsblog, Naparstek worked as an interactive media producer, designing and developing original content, e-commerce and live webcast products for major corporations, start-ups, non-profits and Internet-oriented venture capital firms, including Intel, Microsoft, the Seeds of Peace Middle East conflict resolution program and London-based private equity firm, Arts Alliance.

Naparstek graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993 and earned a masters degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1994. In 2011, Naparstek moved with his wife and two sons to Cambridge, Massachusetts to do a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

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