Introducing Livable Streets Education

The newest member of the Livable Streets Initiative, Livable Streets Education (LSE),
partners with schools, cultural institutions and community-based
organizations working for improved urban livability, greener
transportation, and safer streets. This spring, LSE is in residency at 15 schools around New York City, working with students in grades
K-8, as well as partnering with community and cultural organizations on
special events.

This short Streetfilm provides an overview of the recent work
they’ve been doing — in particular, it highlights LSE Director Kim
Wiley-Schwartz’s work with grades K-2 at PS 87 in Manhattan. Please check out the
web site to see more on this groundbreaking curriculum.

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Get Schooled in Livable Streets

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Students at PS 87 record car speeds. Last September, The Open Planning Project officially launched Livable Streets Education (LSE), to inspire students, teachers, and families to make the changes they want to see on their streets and in their neighborhoods. LSE’s learning units explore a range of topics, including the urban environment, traffic calming, biking […]

Eighth Grade Urban Ecologists Envision Superior Streets

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Clocking car speeds at 92nd Street and Columbus. Photo: Lauren Brooks. If you caught our Streetfilm last week, then you know about Livable Streets Education and our curriculum on urban livability, green transportation, and safer streets. We get a lot of questions about how our lessons work in the classroom, so I wanted to share […]

Get Involved With the Livable Streets Initiative in NYC

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Little-known fact: In addition to publishing Streetsblog, the Livable Streets Initiative does grassroots work in New York City neighborhoods. This year you’ll find us putting on activities at community events all over the city. In particular, Livable Streets Education is organizing a big slate of outdoor family events, art projects and kid-friendly activities in conjunction […]

Walk21 Conference: A Chance to Improve Our Streets

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Next week, the Department of Transportation will host the tenth annual Walk21 Conference, an international conference devoted to walking, and achieving livable, sustainable cities. The conference will take place next Wednesday to Friday at NYU, and you can register for it here. The conference began in London back in 2000, and has been featured in […]

Seventh Graders Picture a Safer, Livelier School Zone

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Asking kids how they would re-design their streets is a revealing exercise. Students concerned about sustainability have a lot to say about their built environment, and they say it with conviction. This May and June, Livable Streets Education led a six-week project with seventh graders from the Mott Hall II school, a public school located […]

Saturday: Paint the Pavement With Brooklyn Students

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Laying down a fresh coat on Portland’s Sunnyside Piazza. If you’re in Fort Greene tomorrow, drop by 51 St. Edwards Street for some great Livable Streets action. Students from the Community Roots Charter School will be out in the street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., working on a new mural covering the pavement in […]