Bridging Different Ways of Knowing – Tactical Urbanism with Dana Wall & Dr. Kate Kellum, BCBA-D

Dr. Kate Kellum & Dana Wall

This event is Session 4 in our series,

Bridging Different Ways of Knowing: Making Non-Behavioral Concepts Accessible and Actionable for Behavior Analysts

There are many ways of knowing. And these ways of knowing are differentially useful for promoting knowledge and effective action in different contexts. Despite our terribly powerful analyses and technologies, however, behavior analysts have repeatedly found our impact limited by rigid adherence to our contextual way of knowing and technical way of speaking. Some behavior analysts, however, have been successful in connecting concepts and issues from across the spectrum of knowledge with accessible and effectively actionable behavioral conceptualizations. This series aims to celebrate that practice of bridging by inviting experts and activists in fields of social significance (1) to present the concepts that emerge from their way of knowing and (2) to participate in a translational conversation that brings a behavioral way of knowing to bear.

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Dr. Kate Kellum and Dana Wall for a Continuing Education webinar for Behavior Analysts! This event will consist of (1) a presentation on current issues related to Tactical Urbanism, led by Dana Wall; and then (2) a discussion between Dr. Kellum and Dana to translate important issues and concepts into language familiar to and actionable by behavior analysts and other professionals.

This is the fourth session of an 8-session series. If you would like to register for all 8 sessions at a discount, please visit the Bridging Series page.


This session focuses on Tactical Urbanism, an approach to planning that often involves citizens implementing low-cost short-term projects to change the build environment in order to produce longer-term improvements to street safety and public spaces.  These projects change the context to allow communities to see if such changes produce desirable changes in human behavior.  We will provide discuss the primary goals of Tactical Urbanism, provide examples of projects, and examine the roles that contextual scientists can play in such projects. This session hopes to give participants the tools to being exploring ways to improve their own communities.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Kate Kellum currently serves as the Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Mississippi. She holds a masters degree in education from Purdue University and a doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Nevada Reno. She has considerable experience in assessment of educational and research activities, time- series research design, and performance measurement/ improvement. She has been consulting with schools, universities and non-profits in the USA and UK for over 20 years to improve their ability to measure learning outcomes and organizational performance. Kate regularly designs and conducts research related to student learning outcomes and student preference. Kate is an active presenter at national and international conferences.

Dana Wall is an urban planner and Senior Project Manager for transportation planning and urban design firm Street Plans, based in Miami, FL. She earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, and a Master of Science in Environmental Planning, from the University of Michigan, where she focused on public and open space design and planning.

At Street Plans, Dana has managed over 15 Tactical Urbanism (“pilot”) projects, and was the Principal Investigator on one of the firm’s most recent publications, Fast-Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study. She has contributed her planning and design skills to multiple active transportation master plans and Tactical Urbanism best practices guides, including the National Association of City Transportation Official’s (NACTO) Streets for Pandemic Response & Recovery Guide, among others.

She has represented Street Plans at over 10 national, local, and regional conferences, and has had articles published in the Miami Herald. She has been a carless urbanite in Miami for going on five years now, and volunteers with local advocacy groups to help improve active mobility infrastructure where she lives.

Presenter Financial Disclosures:

Dr. Kate Kellum has no financial disclosures related to this presentation.

Dana Wall will receive an honorarium payment for participation in this event, and a portion of proceeds from future on-demand purchases.

Aside from proceeds from registration, Connections Behavior will receive no commercial support for hosting this event.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will describe tactical urbanism projects and goals in behavior analytic terms..
  2. Participants will discuss at least two ways contextual scientists may be useful in tactical urbanism projects.

BACB CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 1.0 Learning BACB CEU
    • $19.99 (CEU’s included in price)

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.

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