NGOs Take On Life of Their Own

Nowhere will you find a better display and example of an NGO that has taken on a life of its own as those who have extreme influence over your government. Yes, these are the people who have the MOST influence on what goes on locally.

Meanwhile your liberties are being stolen every day, citizens of this country are too busy engaging in silly partisan bickering over issues that do not matter.

“Curious as to how transportation, public health, civil engineering, art, local governance, cultural identity, and Complete Streets connect? This week we’re thrilled to share our expert line up of keynote and plenary speakers for Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets. They will join over 60 other speakers in Nashville, April 3 – 4, to explore these themes.”

“Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, in partnership with the Urban Land Institute, are excited to feature speakers who have helped shape the national discourse around arts and culture, creative placemaking, and Complete Streets.”

Who are some of the speakers? Behold the nonsense:

Peter Svarzbein: Generate creative solutions for entrenched transportation problems, like Peter’s fake creative guerilla campaign in El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico that led to real-life change. (NationSwell)

Veronica Davis: Reframe the conversation around biking with sustainability, resilience, and equity at the center. (HuffPost)

Jamie Bennett: Examine where and how to identify artists in our communities and how to foster community development that drives creativity and our local economies. (Ted Talk)

Joseph Kunkel: Foster local ownership and economic opportunity, like Joseph’s work to leverage creative placemaking in rural New Mexican pueblos. (National Endowment for the Arts)

Laura Zabel: Use pop-up art to reimagine community health outreach, like Laura at Springboard for the Arts. (CityLab)

Notice the use of the word ‘plenary’? Where have you seen that before? Yes it’s totally United Nations… and they have total control over your regional planners.

Complete Streets Conference

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