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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Streetfilms: After School With Livable Streets Education

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This spring, Livable Streets Education worked with teacher Tim Devaney at De La Salle Academy in Manhattan to bring real world issues into the classroom and the classroom into the real world. This after school program allowed students to explore, observe and interact with the streets and public spaces around their school, and provided firsthand […]

Livable Streets Initiative Spring Event: You’re Invited!

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Friends, readers, commenters: Please join us tomorrow evening for a celebration of three years of Streetsblog and Streetfilms, the launch of our new Livable Streets Education program and the ongoing search for the mysterious Zozo. There will be cocktails and entertainment. Livable Streets Initiative Spring EventWednesday, April 29, 2009 6:30-8:30pmPowerhouse Arena37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Livable Streets Lessons From P.S. 87

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This week’s ‘toon is a short Streetfilm of drawings from students at PS 87 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where Kim Wiley-Schwartz of the Livable Streets Education program asked kindergarteners, "What would you do if there were no cars in the street?" Livable Streets Education encourages students to explore and question the environments around their […]

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 […]

A Livable Streets Discussion and Happy Hour

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Meet and mingle with other readers, activists, and supporters of a livable approach to transportation, development, and public spaces. Get to know the others who share your values about the kind of city we want to live in. Put faces behind the screen names online. And have a drink! A Livable Streets Discussion and Happy […]