The Open Streets Classroom: a University-Community Partnership for the Public Good

Event Date: February 27, 12-4 pm

Location: Corvallis-Benton County Library Meeting Room
645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis

This is a free event where participants will identify ways to build inclusive, walkable, bikeable, and livable neighborhoods. Join us to create community-university collaborations in the context of Open Streets Corvallis. Everyone is welcome! Spanish interpretation and lunch provided. Registration required.

Dr. Adonia Lugo is the Interim Chair of MA in Urban Sustainability at Antioch University. She will discuss mobility justice, her time co-founding CicLAvia, and open streets work being done elsewhere.

We invite you to join us in addressing the following key issues:

  • Neighborhood Engagement – enhancing livability and resiliency by connecting neighbors and neighborhoods
  • Engineering/Design – designing and implementing construction-related demonstration projects
  • Health – designing and implementing physical activity and health initiatives on event day
  • Inclusion/Representation – enhancing participation of all ethnicities and minorities in Open Streets Corvallis 
  • Peace Literacy/Civil Discourse – understanding peace as a set of skills that need learning, practice, and discipline

Anyone interested in university-community partnerships, community-building, and active transportation should attend. This may be of special interest to neighborhoods where Open Streets events have been located in the past and/or will be hosted in the future. Tangible projects, actions, and volunteer/internship opportunities will come from this event.

Thank you to Linn Benton Health Equity AllianceDevNWCorvallis Sustainability CoalitionOregon Sea Grant, and OSU’s Office of Institutional DiversitySchool of Language Culture and Society, and Precollege Programs for making The Open Streets Classroom possible.

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