8 80 Immersion Week
April 9 - 13, 2018
 
 
 
About Linked & Livable Miami:
 
Linked & Livable Miami is a week of 14 events, meetings, and keynotes hosted by Miami Downtown Development Authority, 8 80 Cities, and Knight Foundation. As Miami grows, it is critical we accomplish walkable, livable communities that support all ages and abilities. This week is an opportunity to take action, inspire, and ensure that Miami becomes a more connected, more mobile and more vibrant city for all.
   
Linked & Livable Miami and the 8 80 movement fits with Miami DDA's Master Plan, with a vision that Downtown Miami will be the business, social, and cultural epicenter of the Americas, which capitalizes on its unique position as a major world city in a tropical waterfront environment. Specifically, it fits with two major goals within the plan: 
 
Create Great Streets and Community Spaces
  • Enhance Connectivity to Neighborhoods Surrounding Downtown
  • Connect and Promote Downtown Parks, Open Space and Greenways
Promote Transit and Regional Connectivity
  • Rebalance Roadways Towards Transit, Pedestrians & Cyclists
  • Promote Neighborhood Level Transit such as Streetcar, Expanded Metromover and Trolley
The Goal:
 
This immersion week's events and meetings will coalesce toward a common vision of a more linked and more livable Miami with the following goals in mind:
  • Ensure the six corridors of the SMART Plan are connecting people safely and efficiently, through first and last mile connections
  • Ensure the city is connected through public space for all ages
  • Ensure we engage residents in the planning process and address community needs as we grow and increase density 
Get Involved:
 
Participate in one of the week's events to learn from 8 80 leader and world-renowned urbanist Gil Peñalosa, how to maximize our open spaces, design streets for people and shape a community that supports residents from of all ages. Below is a list of the week's events with information on how to RSVP or attend. Join us as we activate the community toward a more linked & Livable Miami!


Calendar of Events:
 

Monday, April 9, 2018
 
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Linked & Livable Miami Kick-Off Event: Bay Walk Vision & Reception
Margaret Pace Park & Pérez Art Museum Miami
Event by Invitation
Kickoff the Linked & Livable Miami Week with a walk along the Baywalk to envision how this space can connect the community and make the bay and views accessible to everyone. 
Hosted by Miami DDA & Health Foundation of South Florida 
 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
 
9:00 am - Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Stephen P. Clark Government Center 
Commission Meetings are always Free & Open to the Public 
Presentation to Commission by 8 80 founder and world-renowned urbanist Gil Peñalosa: How does investment in the first and last mile gap generate more economic development and technologically advanced cities?
 
11:00 am - 2:00 pm - 8 80 First & Last Mile Workshop with Gil Peñalosa 
Miami-Dade TPO, Stephen P. Clark Government Center  
Free & Open to the Public - Click here to RSVP
Join us for a keynote by 8 80 founder Gil Peñalosa and a workshop on how a priority in first and last mile infrastructure can increase overall ridership and maximize investment in the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan.
Lunch will be provided. AICP Credits Available. 
Hosted by Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization
AICP Credits Available.
 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Linked & Livable Little Havana
Henderson Park, Little Havana
Free & Open to the Public - Click here to RSVP
Join us for a keynote by 8 80 founder Gil Peñalosa and hands-on visioning to empower residents to rethink their streets and public spaces as tools for livability. 
Hosted by Live Healthy Little Havana, Urban Health Partnerships, City of Miami, & America Walks
AICP Credits Available.
 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
 
8:30 am - 10:30 am - First & Last Mile Gaps: The Role of Linear Parks & Trails in Linking and Maximizing Transit Investments
Beacon Council
Free and Open to the Public - Click here to RSVP
Join us as we discuss and showcase the role of linear parks and trails in linking the community and maximizing transit investments. Featuring internationally renowned Gil Peñalosa and local champions for transforming Miami's public space.
Light breakfast will be provided.
Hosted by the Miami-Dade Beacon Council
AICP Credits Available.
 

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Leveraging a Linked & Livable Miami: Panel Discussion with Champions of Public Space 
Ted's at YoungArts
Free and Open to the Public - Click here to RSVP
Join us as we discuss and showcase the role of public space in engaging the community and leveraging local projects to create a linked and livable Miami. Featuring internationally renowned Gil Peñalosa and local champions for transforming Miami's public space. 

Light lunch will be provided.
Hosted by the Knight Foundation & the Miami Foundation

AICP Credits Available.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Linked & Livable Miami: An Evening with Gil Peñalosa
We Work Security Building
Free for ULI Members, Nominal Fee for Non-Members - Click here to RSVP
Join us for a happy hour discussion with 8 80 founder and world-renowned urbanist Gil Peñalosa and as we focus on the role that the planners and young leaders play in building a more linked, livable, and engaged community. 
Hosted by Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean
 

Thursday, April 12, 2018
 
9:00 am - City of Miami Commission Meeting
City of Miami City Hall
Commission Meetings are always Free & Open to the Public 
Presentation to Commission by 8 80 founder and world-renowned urbanist Gil Peñalosa: As the City of Miami begins to allocate the Miami Forever Bond funding and increases in density, the city should consider the first and last mile to build connectivity and resiliency for all residents.
 
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Creating a More Youth and Age-Friendly Miami
The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, Overtown
Free & Open to the Public - RSVP Required by April 6th - Click here to RSVP 
Join us for a lunch and keynote by 8 80 founder Gil Peñalosa and 8 80 Cities who will share strategies for building intergenerational public spaces and showcase how these spaces can contribute to a more connected and livable community.
Hosted by AARP Florida
AICP Credits Available.
 
 
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Linked & Livable in Action: Overtown Workshop
The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, Overtown
Free & Open to the Public - Click here to RSVP
Join us for a hands-on workshop for the community, leaders, and partners surrounding 8 80 principals and how they can be applied to create a more linked and livable community for all ages. The workshop will focus on the Overtown community which will include tactics, asset, and road mapping toward increasing community voices and access to opportunities.  
Hosted by Allegeny Franciscan Ministries & Common Good Initiative
AICP Credits Available.

Friday, April 13, 2018
 
8:00 am - 11:00 am - South Florida Commuter Challenge
Stephen P. Clark Government Center - First Floor Lobby
Free & Open to the Public - No RSVP Required
Or Sign up Online at: https://www.sflcommutes.com/ 
Throughout April, in recognition of Earth Month, the Florida Department of Transportation and its transportation partners are challenging commuters like you to try an alternative mode of transportation to get to and from work. Sharing the ride reduces traffic congestion, improves air quality, and promotes better health for South Florida residents. Visit the Commuter Challenge Fair on Friday April 13, and make the pledge and take your alternative mode trips from April 2nd to April 30th.
Hosted by South Florida Commuter Services & Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization
 
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Thank you to our Linked and Livable Week Sponsors for helping us to bring the 8 80 Immersion Week to Miami toward a more connected, more vibrant community for all ages. 


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