8th Annual Transportation Bonanza
December 1, 2016 | Lansing Center | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Early Bird Registration: $70 | Early Bird Student Registration: $35
6 AICP CM Credits, Master Citizen Planner Continuing Education Credits, and Professional Engineer continuing education units.
Transportation policy and planning (and the parallel community engagement, design and construction) remains one of the most complex – and at times contentious – infrastructure building processes that state agencies, and its local and regional partners, take on. The resulting systems have lasting impact on a community or a region. Everyone involved wants that impact to be positive, from idea to wheels – and feet! - on the road. MDOT policy professionals and transportation engineers, MPO’s, county road commissions, municipal planners, engineers, and local elected and appointed leaders: We all want the same well-designed and constructed projects that move people and goods safely, efficiently, sustainably, and cost effectively. So why is it so difficult to get everyone on the same page?
TB VIII provides solutions!
Our focus is improving understanding of the roles of the transportation planning players, the constraints each faces in
adhering to its own rules, all the while accommodating an ever increasing number of actors in the production.
Better Together: Building Bridges (and roads and bike paths and transit)
Ian Lockwood, PE, Toole Design Group, will share inspiring stories from inside and outside Michigan about smart collaboration. Cindy Zerger, AICP, ASLA, Toole Design Group, will introduce Path as Place, and get us past miscommunication, us v them negotiation approaches, and demonstrate effective communications techniques that result in win-win projects. Julian Agyeman, Phd, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will provide solutions from his book, Just Sustainabilities.
Presented in partnership with the Michigan Safe Routes to School Program and the Michigan Department of Transportation
The Michigan Association of Planning, in partnership with the Michigan Safe Routes to School Program, has designed this annual event to bring together professionals from the fields of land use planning, education, transportation, health, engineering, natural resource and environmental protection, architecture, landscape architecture, and others to connect around the topic of community building for health and accessibility.
This page last updated on 10/4/2016.