Making Meaningful Spaces: A Brief Survey of Integrative Active Transportation

Learn about best practices in active transportation placemaking projects and programs.

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January 21, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:15 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:15 PM (Eastern Time)


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Webinar Outline

The active transportation movement has been maturing for decades. Miles of bicycle and pedestrian facilities are on the ground for communities that embraced more livable, complete, and green streets. In the era of COVID-19 and rapid social change, communities are recognizing the necessity of prioritizing people rather than cars through rich and responsive public space design and community-based programs. This session will explore active transportation-related placemaking projects and programs throughout the world, some developed by the presenter and others that were researched and presented by students in an elective class at the University of Arkansas: WALK BIKE LINK: Active Transportation and Placemaking.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore best practices in active transportation placemaking projects and programs
  • Learn the importance of community engagement in developing any community-based active transportation placemaking techniques
  • Understand how active transportation and public space design is changing as a result of COVID-19 and rapid social change


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


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James "Jim" Coffman, President, Coffman Studio Landscape Architecture + Planning
Fayetteville, AR

Jim Coffman is a registered Arizona and Arkansas landscape architect whose experience mixes 30+ years of environmentally conscious and sustainable, public, and private-sector work with over 13 years of teaching at Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas. Jim has completed over a dozen pedestrian and bicycle master plans in the southwest, and that work and his interest in active transportation caused him to be create and teach for the 4th time, an elective class in University of Arkansas’ Department of Landscape Architecture: Walk, Bike, Link: Active Transportation and Placemaking. The Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) honored Jim with the 2012 AZ Landscape Architect of the Year and the 2014 Educator of the Year. He is their Past-President and Past-Trustee. He is currently the Faculty Advisor for the UArk Student ASLA Chapter and University liaison with the Arkansas Chapter of the ASLA. He has an MLA from Ball State University and a BS in Business Management and Administration from Indiana University.

Coffman Studio is a Tempe, Arizona-based landscape architecture and planning firm formed in 2004, specializing in open space, parks, recreation, multi-modal planning and design, custom residential design, and the creation of landscapes and communities that support sustainable, healthy, and inspired living. Our primary goal is the creation of a holistic connectivity between people, site, culture, and client needs. Coffman Studio’s work has been recognized through awards from Arizona Forward, the Arizona Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association, as well as being featured in Phoenix Home and Garden, Hearth and Home, and Atomic Ranch magazines, and in numerous feature articles on Our public and private-sector client base results from the referrals of our satisfied clients, repeat business, and the strong reputations of the firm’s President, James Coffman, PLA and Principal, Justin Azevedo, PLA.


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