New Leaders in Transportation: Equity in Public Spaces (Session 1 of 2)
January 26, 2021
If you missed this event, take a look at the recording here.
Join us on January 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a panel including some of Houston’s newest transportation leaders as we discuss equity in public spaces.
Houston and Harris County have several major mobility initiatives at play – METRONext, the Houston Bike Plan, Harris County and City of Houston Vision Zero plans, and major highway initiatives like the North Houston Highway Improvement Project. Each of these initiatives has the potential to significantly redefine how we move and experience our region. With the launch of Resilient Houston, as well as Harris County and Houston’s climate action strategies, these transportation initiatives will also address sustainability and environmental goals. We invite you to meet government and advocacy leaders taking on new roles to shape regional transportation and the public spaces that connect us.
The Equity in Public Spaces panel will be the first in a series of two discussions related to Rosa Parks Day, also known as Transit Equity Day. Transit Equity Day is a national day of action honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who peacefully protested to end segregated seating on public buses. It is an opportunity for advocates and community members to raise awareness of public transit as a civil right and a way to help fight for climate justice. Equal access to affordable and reliable public transit options is key to ensuring every resident can access opportunities across the country, including right here in Houston, while improving our environment and mitigating impacts of climate change.
Brandie Lockett AIA, LEED AP-ND
Deputy Assistant Director – Urban Designer
Infrastructure, Planning & Policy
Transportation & Drainage Operations
Houston Public Works
Harris County Engineering Department