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Learn about Sustainable Urban Mobility at the 2015 Syracuse Center of Excellence Symposium

Friday, November 6, 2015

Syracuse, NY - You’re invited to learn about Sustainable Urban Mobility as part of the 2015 Syracuse Center of Excellence Symposium. The 2015 SyracuseCoE Symposium, scheduled to take place next week over two days, will focus on innovations that optimize clean energy and the way it’s used in buildings, data centers and neighborhood-scale districts. Keynote presentations and technical sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (map). 

The Sustainable Urban Mobility panel discussion kicks off the second round at 1:15 pm. This panel, which focuses on unlocking the power of walkable and bikeable cities, includes discussions about built environments that promote human-powered mobility as a clean and efficient means of transportation. A broad discussion will address the current status and future transportation trajectories as they relate to Downtown Syracuse’s Convention District and the Hotel Syracuse

Panel topics include: 

  • Introduction to Placemaking, led by Heather Schroeder, the Economic Development Program Manager of the Downtown Committee.  
  • The Visitor Experience, led by David Holder, President of Visit Syracuse.
  • A Conceptual Design of the Convention District, presented by Steven Breitzka, Managing Landscape Architect at Environmental Design & Research. And finally,
  • Designing for Pedestrain Comfort, led by Tarek Rakha, Assistant Professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture and session chairman.
Heather Schroeder 2015 Web david holder Steve Breitzka Tarek

Please visit the SyracuseCoE Symposium website for additional information about the sessions offered, as well as the full schedule of events for the Symposium.

You may register for the 2015 Symposium here. Registration ranges from $25 to $100. Tickets for students, staff and faculty at Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, Upstate Medical University and SUNY Oswego are free. 

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