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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Contact: Curtis Lum, Public Information Officer, Department of Planning and Permitting,
TOD SYMPOSIUM TO FEATURE NATIONAL, LOCAL EXPERTS
Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) will host a free public event featuring local and national experts on transit-oriented development (TOD) on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the
“Making TOD Happen” is set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Pikake Room. A light lunch will be provided to participants who register in advance. The deadline to register is November 7.
“Creating neighborhoods enhanced by intermodal transportation, such as rail stations, bus stops, bike paths, and safe sidewalks and medians, is vital to creating thriving communities,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “This symposium will bring together experts in the field, business leaders, and residents to create neighborhoods that everyone will want to visit and live in.”
Experts from across the country will join the event to share the successful experiences of other cities. They include: Danny Pleasant, Transportation Director for the City of Charlotte, N.C.
For information and to sign up for the event, see www.todhonolulu.org, or call 768-8050.