Pro Walk Pro Bike 2012
The popular speaker and “Bicycle Anthropologist” Mikael Colville-Andersen, who launched the growing worldwide Cycle Chic movement from his Copenhagen Cycle Chic blog in 2006, will be a keynote presenter at North America’s premiere conference for walking and biking professionals in Long Beach, California September 10-13, 2012, Pro Walk/ Pro Bike: Pro Place.
For over thirty years Pro Walk/ Pro Bike has created the most leading edge, “hands on,” professional development conference for those interested in more and better walking and bicycling in our communities. This prestigious international conference is attended by advocates, elected officials, transportation planners and engineers, and public health professionals who will be able to choose from 100+ panel presentations, poster sessions, peer problem-solving sessions, and mobile workshops, which will explore the living laboratory of Long Beach. Placemaking is the conference theme of Pro Walk/ Pro Bike 2012. Those who register for the conference by August 10 will receive a $100 registration discount. Learn more details and register today at prowalkprobike.org.
The Placemaking theme will be explored by keynote speakers Fred Kent, founder of Project for Public Spaces; John Norquist, current CEO of Congress for the New Urbanism, and former Mayor of Milwaukee; and Dan Burden, who Time Magazine called “one of the six most important civic innovators in the world.” Second District councilmember and a key political leader on Long Beach’s bike-friendly stance, Dr. Suja Lowenthal of Long Beach will speak to how bicycling, walking, and Placemaking have been central to the City’s efforts to restore economic vitality, reinvigorate civic life, and successfully attract young professionals and entrepreneurs.
Long Beach was selected as the 2012 conference location for many reasons including the diversity of its population, the quality of its public transportation, its wide range of parks and other public offerings for active living, the City’s ability to work with talented citizens to create progressive and successful public/ private Placemaking projects, and its rapid move to become one of the top bike-friendly cities in the nation. Long Beach is an inspiration for other cities that want to redefine themselves as attractive and healthy places to live.
Momentum Mag will be on hand at the conference, reporting to you the lessons, ideas and inspiring stories from the event.
Leading up to Pro Walk/ Pro Bike: Pro Place 2012, check in with Momentum Mag's Bike Advocacy Blog for conference updates, interviews and more.