The ULI San Antonio Young Leaders Group invites you to come and join in on an interactive discussion with our esteemed luncheon featured speakers, Peter Norton and Rachel MacCleery. This unique, small group engagement opportunity gives you a chance to meet and greet our luncheon speakers and ask them questions about their background and work.
This Coffee Talk will be in the Private Dining Room at Supper in Hotel Emma. Coffee, juice and a continental breakfast will be provided.
Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering & Society
University of Virginia
Peter Norton is a historian of cities, streets, and people. He is the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press). His article “Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street,” published in Technology and Culture, won the Abbott Payson Usher Prize of the Society for the History of Technology. He is a member of the University of Virginia’s Center for Transportation Studies and has recently finished a guest faculty appointment with Technical University Eindhoven (Netherlands). He is an advocate of sustainable and equitable mobility and a frequent speaker on urban mobility’s past, present, and future.
Senior Vice President
Urban Land Institute Building Healthy Places and Infrastructure Initiatives
Under the Building Healthy Places Initiative, MacCleery is spearheading ULI’s efforts to leverage the power of its global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities. The initiative seeks to advance understanding of and action on connections between the built environment and health. Recent Building Healthy Places Initiative reports spearheaded by Rachel include the Building Healthy Places Toolkit and America in 2015. The ULI Healthy Corridors project, also led by Rachel, is working to transform underperforming urban and suburban arterials as healthier places. Rachel is a dynamic leader with extensive knowledge of land use, environment and sustainability, social equity, and infrastructure policy and practice issues. She has a deep and demonstrated commitment to improving the places where Americans live, work, and play. She brings a strong understanding of both public and private sector perspectives to discussions about how to make communities better. Rachel began her career as a transportation planner for the city of Washington, D.C., followed by consulting with China on infrastructure and planning projects through AECOM.