Equitable Transportation Design with Small Communities - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Recorded On: 10/28/2023
Forty-six million Americans live in rural counties, often in towns of under 5,000 people. This session uses comparative case studies to identify unique needs for active transportation planning and design in small towns across the country, from the perspective of providing equitable access, resilient systems, and healthy environments.
- Learn specific strategies for different firm types (public, private, academic) to engage rural residents and decision-makers in the transportation planning process.
- Learn methods for developing designs with the limited resources of client communities.
- Learn how to leverage partnerships and grant funding to adequately resource the planning, design, and construction of projects.
- Learn about mobility challenges of rural residents and how transportation design can facilitate equitable access to resources, services, and healthy activity.
Emily Lewis, ASLA
Project Manager for Landscape Architecture and Community Planning
DuBois & King
Emily is a Project Manager on the DuBois & King Community Planning and Landscape Architecture Team. In her 3+ years at D&K, she has worked with over 15 Vermont communities to help them realize their goals around active transportation, streetscape improvements, stormwater management, and green spaces through master planning, design, and community engagement. Prior to moving to Vermont, Emily spent 12 years in Baltimore, where she worked extensively with the Maryland State Highway Administration on projects including the 2011 InterCounty Connector. She holds a BLA from Penn State and an MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins.
Julia M. Badenhope, FASLA
Professor of Landscape Architecture
Iowa State University
Julia Badenhope is professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the ILR Community Visioning Program at Iowa State University. After completing the MLA at Harvard University GSD, Badenhope moved to the midwest to begin a career as an academic practitioner and educator, focusing on rural community design, disaster recovery, and engaged research and teaching. Through case studies, design processes and program evaluation, Badenhope has contributed a nuanced understanding of how engaged design and place making can support rural residents to create meaningful and equitable communities.
Kat Shiffler, Associate ASLA
National Park Service
Kat is a Landscape Architect with the National Park Service - Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (NPS-RTCA). In this role, she supports community-led conservation and outdoor recreation planning and design in the Great Plains, primarily in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and the Dakotas. With a background in rural economic development, Kat is enthusiastic about providing technical assistance and project support to small towns with big visions. Driven by curiosity, Kat is both a life-long student and an experienced facilitator of design thinking who is passionate about creating aesthetically engaging landscapes that enhance ecosystem services as well as uplift the spirit.
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