Creating a Unique Public Space: The Uptown Roundabout in Normal, IL with Mayor Chris Koos.
EPA Smart Growth Webinar, April 10, 2012, 3:00-4:00 Eastern — Creating a Unique Public Space: The Uptown Roundabout in Normal, IL with Mayor Chris Koos.
Webinar: On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, join EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities, Mayor Chris Koos, and Town Planner Mercy Davison from Normal, IL to discuss how the city solved a tricky traffic problem by creating a vibrant, environmentally friendly public space. The Uptown Normal Roundabout is the 2011 Civic Places category winner for EPA's National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.
This webinar will focus on:
- The design of the roundabout, which manages traffic while creating inviting public space and employing landscape design techniques to capture stormwater runoff.
- Barriers the city faced in implementing the project.
- How the roundabout helped transform a problem traffic area into a popular downtown destination.
Learn more about Normal's story at https://webdev2.rtpnc.epa.gov/internet/piedpage/web/awards/sg_awards_publication_2011.htm#civic_places.