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Transforming Anchorage/Mat-Su Transportation

From here to the future


Rollin Stanley

City of Calgary

Urban visionary Rollin Stanley of Calgary will kick-off a series of five free evening events exploring the future of transportation in the Anchorage region on Wednesday, March 22, hosted and organized by Alaska Common Ground. Stanley will be followed two weeks later by Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, WI, who will speak on how Madison achieved a multi-modal transportation system during his 20 years as mayor. These two speakers will be followed by three panels of local experts in April and early May who will engage audiences in discussions on transportation planning, funding, alternatives to cars, commuting, and overall transportation policies.


Program details:


Rollin Stanley, General Manager Urban Strategy, City of Calgary, Wednesday, March 22, 7 – 8:30 pm at the Anchorage Museum Auditorium: Technology + Demographics + Transportation


Transportation investments are about the generations that come long after the investments are made. What impacts do technology and demographics play in guiding these decisions?Stanley has been influential in shaping the look and feel of metropolitan areas in both the US and Canada.


Paul Soglin, Mayor, Madison, WI, Wednesday, April 5, 7 – 8:30 pm at the Anchorage Museum Auditorium: A Multi-Modal Transportation System (Winter or Not)


Mayor Soglin has overseen impressive improvements in Madison involving public transportation, equity, sustainability, walkability and livability. He believes that a healthy city with a strong inclusive economy is based on creating a sense of place, walkability, and social cohesion. Madison is roughly the same size community as Anchorage, so many of its transportation issues are similar.


Tuesday, April 11, 7 – 8:30 pm at 49th State Brewing Company:
Transportation Planning and Funding: How Does It Work and Can the Current Process Be Improved?


Tuesday, April 25, 7 – 8:30 pm at 49th State Brewing Company: Anything but Cars


Tuesday, May 9, 7 – 8:30 pm at 49th State Brewing Company:
Policymakers’ Panel - From Here to the Future


This series is generously sponsored by Stantec, Bettisworth North, and Brooks and Associates. Partners for this series are: the Anchorage Public Library; the League of Women Voters of Anchorage and Alaska; Vision Zero, Municipality of Anchorage; and Alaska Trails. Alaska Common Ground is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging Alaskans in respectful conversations about major public issues facing our state.


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