On May 21, 2024, renowned urban planner and author Jeff Speck shared his insights on reimagining downtown Louisville through the lens of walkability and why fostering a pedestrian-friendly environment is imperative for our city to flourish.

Thanks to everyone who attended the event and for everyone involved in making it possible. Special thanks to MetroTV for recording the Jeff's talk which you can watch in its entirety below.

While Jeff was in town we had a chance to tour downtown and some adjacent neighborhoods to see the existing conditions, what areas need help and some of the good work that has been done with street calming along Bardstown Road and the reconfiguration of Lexington Road to name a few.

Jeff Speck begins his talk at the Main Library Auditorium

Nearly 300 people attended the lecture

Dinner with Speck and folks that helped make his visit possible

Jeff discusses downtown walkability at a breakfast meeting

Breakfast meeting with Jeff Speck at A New Vision of Health campus storefront

We are looking forward to advancing the ideas that Jeff presented and hope this will only be the first of his visits to Louisville as we work to make downtown more vibrant by making it more walkable.

Thanks to our generous event sponsors:

Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute

Gresham Smith

Library Foundation

Louisville Downtown Partnership

Louisville Free Public Library

Louisville Metro Public Works

Luckett & Farley

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