Downtown Durham Inc

Downtown Durham, Inc Speaker Series Event – Aug. 29: The Urban Freeway Removal Movement

Durham, N.C. – Downtown Durham, Inc. will host its first Speaker Series 2018 event: The Urban Freeway Removal Movement, presented by McAdams, on Wednesday, August 29 from 4-6 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.

Can freeway removal result in less traffic and safer, more efficient cities? Guest speaker Ian Lockwood, a Livable Transportation Engineer and leader in urban freeway removal policy and design, will show how it has worked in other cities and could work in Durham. Lockwood will share case studies from cities of all sizes around the US that have reunited their communities through urban freeway removal projects. The discussion will take place from 4-5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Following the presentation, participants are invited to attend a networking reception from 5-6 p.m. Tickets to the reception are $35 and are available at or at the event.

The Downtown Durham, Inc. Speaker Series hosts industry experts who discuss innovative ideas that catalyze conversation and explore forward thinking concepts for downtown Durham. Additional topics in the 2018 series include a discussion on inclusive communities in September, and the future of housing in October. For more information, visit

For 25 years, Downtown Durham, Inc. has been the economic development engine for downtown Durham, NC. With more than $1.7 billion in investment since 2000, downtown Durham is home to more than 60 retail stores, 100 restaurants and bars, and 1,700 residential units – all in an area just under one square mile. As the entity responsible for the business improvement district, DDI provides resources to keep downtown Durham clean and safe, and to attract visitors and residents to downtown businesses, venues and events. For more information, visit

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