Gil Penalosa, a global expert on transforming areas into good, vibrant places for all people, is visiting the state to headline the Alaska Livable Communities Forum.

The free event, which includes appetizers and beverages, will explore ways to foster better street and park design and to make walking, cycling and public transportation safe and accessible.

The forum will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Williwaw Social in Anchorage. City officials will be on hand, and members are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.

Registration is required at