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Mobile Toursby ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, and guided by a steering committee of local governmentsand agencies in the region. Representatives will discuss lessons learned, adaptationstrategies, and their experiences educating key stakeholders and the public about climate adaptation.This tour is sponsored in part by Hornblower Cruises and Events, the Port of San Diego and The SanDiego Foundation. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost: $3560Tour 9. Creating Community Support for Smart Growth:Efforts to Improve Food, Physical Activity Environmentsand Safety in Western Chula Vista • 1:30-4:30 pmWestern Chula Vista is a classic example of an auto-oriented, post-war suburban developmentwhich, over a span of 50 years, has led to public distrust of local government and poor healthfor residents. See how the auto-oriented, low-rise community is being re-imagined to supportphysical activity through park revitalization, community-driven public art projects, and innovativepublic-private partnerships. Since 2005, a public-private collaboration for “Healthy Eating ActiveCommunities”– funded by The California Endowment and Kaiser Permanente – has sought toaddress health inequities and environmental/social conditions through a variety of smart growthand community engagement strategies that increase local residents’ health, safety and quality oflife by enhancing public safety, increasing access to healthy food and improving physical activityopportunities. See how the project used smart growth tools, like CPTED, public art and walkabilitymeasures to transform western Chula Vista into a healthier community. Avoiding a “top down”perspective that is met with neighborhood resistance, the Healthy Eating Active Communitiesproject demonstrates how smart-growth solutions have emerged organically as the communityhas engaged to fight its childhood obesity and adult diabetes epidemics. Transportation includesa trolley and walking. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost: $30Sunday, February 5Tour 10. Public Bike Systems – Implementing with PositiveSocial Outcomes • 8:00 am - 12:00 pmBike share systems are being implemented around the world – and are beginning to pop up inthe United States. In its current incarnation, bike sharing ignores many possible opportunities andincreases the challenges for any city contemplating them. Using San Diego as an example of a citythat could benefit from bike sharing, we will examine implementation strategies that can create asustainable transportation option and strong bicycle advocacy tool. In addition to organizing thistour, the Bike Share Group will also provide a bike-share demonstration station at the conferencevenue – offering bikes you can use while attending the conference to further reduce your carbonfootprint. Tour transportation is by bicycle. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost: $15Tour 11. Regional Readiness for Plug-in Electric Vehicles:San Diego’s Experience • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm < CANCELED >Check out plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and vehicle chargers while touring charging sites aroundSan Diego County. A national leader in PEV purchases, San Diego has established a land-useand transportation planning approach for determining potential high-use public charging sites.
Mobile ToursNumerous public and home charging stations are installed throughout the region, providing powerto San Diego’s 1,200+ PEVs. You will get to learn about San Diego’s first all-electric car-sharingprogram, see a variety of plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as well as plug-incharging sites at a regional cultural center (Balboa Park), a major shopping destination (IKEA) anda major university (San Diego State). The tour addresses building the capacity and infrastructureto enable people to purchase and use electric vehicles, as well as how a public-private partnershipcan succeed. Transportation includes a trolley and walking. Light refreshments will be provided.Cost: $33Tour 12. Downtown San Diego Walk Audit withWalkability Guru Dan Burden • 8:00 am - 12:00 pmHaving worked in over 3,000 communities and led over 4,000 walking audits throughout NorthAmerica, Dan Burden is both the inventor of walking audits and the “Johnny Appleseed”forspreading the virtues of walkability around the continent. In 2001,“Time”magazine named Danone of the world’s six most important civic innovators. He is currently a senior urban designer andexecutive director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, and previously co-foundedWalkable Communities, Inc., and the Bicycle Federation of America. This walking audit – alsoknown as a “walking workshop”– will explore the technique and methods of discovery by foot,while trekking portions of downtown San Diego and other public realm features. The discoverieswill include an interactive exploration by participants of streetscapes, urban development, urbaninfill, public space, parking and traffic management principles and practices. This is a walking tour,so please wear comfortable shoes and other appropriate attire. Morning coffee will be provided.Cost: $1561Tour 13. Breaking Ground for Food Security:New Roots, Cambodian Community and FairmountAqua Farms • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm [CM 3.0]Experience the many economic, environmental and social benefits that a community garden canbring to underserved communities. This tour will address correcting outmoded planning regulationsand examine techniques to promote community-scaled agriculture. Explore hurdles faced by foodsecurity advocates, and best practices for overcoming those barriers. Discover opportunities forbuilding partnerships to ensure that nutritious foods are equitably available through grassrootsefforts and policy-level decisions. Check out best practices for changing government policies toimprove food security at two community gardens and an aqua farm. Learn how the InternationalRescue Committee – a local non-profit group dedicated to refugee resettlement – overcameregulatory hurdles to transform a vacant, 2.3-acre lot into San Diego’s first permitted communityfarm. These efforts galvanized a county-wide effort to build a healthy food system, led to recentCity code amendments to facilitate more gardens and draft amendments to promote urbanagriculture. We will visit the Fairmont Aqua Farm, an innovative community-source businessthat provides proteins, training and small business opportunities. We will also tour a garden thatthrived for nearly 25 years until its Cambodian refugees were evicted in 2010, losing a source ofsubsistence, community and pride. The International Rescue Committee is now assisting in thegarden’s restoration and permitting. Transportation includes a trolley and walking. Light refreshmentswill be provided. Cost: $33
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