See Notice of Technical Assistance: Accelerating Practical Solutions Opportunity Below:
DOTs across the country are looking for innovative and flexible ways to meet users' needs in ways that cost less to build and maintain. We help DOTs put these ideas into action with our Practical Design technical assistance. Now, a version of this assistance is available for free through a new competitive opportunity.
Accelerating Practical Solutions<http://action.smartgrowthamerica.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=xGgshtPq5OsoBZLG…> is an opportunity for six state DOTs to win a one-day workshop with our expert transportation staff. The workshops will bring together DOT staff, MPOs, consultants, local governments, advocacy groups, transit agencies, and other partners working to meet and balance the changing needs of motorists, freight handlers, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, and other travelers in a variety of contexts. Our staff will facilitate a discussion on best practices related to better project delivery to meet community goals and be cost-effective, and will help staff and stakeholders identify barriers and gaps in current practices.
Topics and issues that have come up in the past include:
* Identifying, meeting, and balancing the needs of all roadway users in a variety of contexts.
* Taking advantage of existing flexibility in design.
* Integrating transportation and land use decision-making.
* Clarification of policies, processes, programs, and methodologies related to design guidance.
* Project scoping procedures.
* Organizational culture to implement practical design.
* Examples of other transportation agencies successfully implementing practical design.
A set of recommendations will be presented to the audience for further discussion and reaction. Following each workshop, our staff will develop a short Recommendations Memorandum summarizing the barriers identified by participants and outlining the consensus on recommendations for updating existing practices and documents to address those barriers.
This program is made possible by the Governors' Institute on Community Design<http://action.smartgrowthamerica.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=dhoFT%2BQkOzWTo2…>, a program of Smart Growth America. The Governors' Institute brings together leading practitioners and academicians in the fields of government, design, development, and regional economics to advise governors and state leaders as they seek to guide growth and development in their states.
How to apply
Applications are now open, and will be accepted until August 1, 2017. More information is available on the full application page:
Join us for an informational webinar about this opportunity on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT. We'll provide an overview of the workshop and give prospective applicants the opportunity to ask questions about the application process. Register to join this free event:
We look forward to your DOT's application, and to potentially working with you later this year.
P.S. - If you're interested in more innovative transportation ideas, join us on July 12 for Parking Counts - Understanding demand in cities<http://action.smartgrowthamerica.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=2UZMSnljPlf2U9pV…>, a free webinar that will share lessons from two recent parking demand studies and offer guidance on conducting similar studies in other communities.
Physical Activity and Community Design
Thursday, June 22, 2017
2:00-3:00pm EST / 1:00-2:00pm CST /
12:00-1:00pm MT / 11:00am-12:00pm PST
Call-In Number: 866-581-9669, Participant Code: 31358597
Link to presentations: https://ondieh.adobeconnect.com/r12c3tsmprz/
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO)
Low-Cost Community Design Interventions that Support Physical Activity: Creative Placemaking and Pop-Up Demonstration Projects
Physical Activity and Health Branch
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grace Kyung, MPH, MUP
Special Projects Director
Linking Transportation and Health Goals – Resources for Practitioners
This webinar is the second in a series of ITE webinars intended to
demonstrate the linkages between transportation and health, and share
information on available resources, tools, and success stories. This
webinar will focus on a number of available resources that are intended
to help transportation professionals better understand the connections
between transportation and health and incorporate health considerations
in their day-to-day work activities.
_Fees:_ $49 Members/$99 Non-Members
This fee includes a live web event, webinar evaluation, PDH credit and
certificate of completion.
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2r65CKC <http://bit.ly/2r65CKC>
Transportation Planning Consultant