The 15-Minute City Webinar Series: Introduction to Proven Ways to Improve Walkability and the Pedestrian Experience in Our Towns and Cities

10:00 am - 11:30 am


One of the nation’s premier walkability experts presents the most effective ways to improve the pedestrian experience in our municipalities. Jeff Speck is the author of the best-selling book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time and has worked on some of the country’s most successful walkability improvements. Mr. Speck is joined by Barkha Patel, Jersey City’s Director of Transportation Planning, who will discuss local examples of successful projects that prioritize pedestrians. This session will include guiding principles for future planning to ensure that walkability is properly incorporated into city plans.


  • Francesca Giarratana, AICP, PP, Division Chief, Hudson County Division of Planning
  • Barkha Patel, Director of Transportation Planning, City of Jersey City, NJ
  • Jeff Speck, FAICP, FCNU, LEED-AP, Honorary ASLA, Speck & Associates LLC



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