Mike Zimney is a project manager with Kilbourne Group. His background is as an urban planner who is passionate about designing communities, neighborhoods, and streets for people. He has extensively investigated the key principles required to make communities walkable and pedestrian friendly. He is firm believer the best communities have a mixed-use design – a blend of residential, commercial, and cultural uses – combined with pedestrian friendly, safe, and inviting streets which allow people of all ages to be more active, healthy, and happy. Mike’s presentation will focus on how thoughtful street design can spur private investment, improve the walkability, and make ground floor retail feasible.