Transportation Planning Workshop: What if the Goal is to Move Communities Forward, not Cars Faster?

APA Colorado Chapter


Friday, October 6, 2017
8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MDT

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Visioning or goal-setting has long been a common component of land use planning, but not so much for transportation planning. Join us for a deeper dive into transportation planning to see how goal-setting for transportation planning is used to assist communities in determining transportation facilities (including modal choice) that will provide the mobility and accessibility needed to achieve the community vision, whether the needs are focused on equity, economics, or other locally-determined priorities. This approach demonstrates a complete link between land use and transportation planning. It is presented through a collaborative effort between the APA CO Chapter and the APA Transportation Division, a member of the APA Divisions Council.

Learning Objectives:

1. Use of visioning/goal-setting to identify community values
2. Differences in planning transportation facilities based on economic, equity, or other needs
3. The impact of mobility and access on social equity
4. Choosing transportation modes to achieve goals   


David Fields, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

David Fields, AICP, Principal with Nelson\Nygaard, believes a great community provides transportation choice. With over 20 years of transportation planning experience as both a consultant and public sector employee, David’s work focuses on transportation planning that supports communities’ long-term goals, including multiple modes (heavy rail, light rail, and ... Read More

Susan Wood, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Susan is a Planning Project Manager, Environmental, with 11 years in transit planning, which was preceded by more than 10 years in land use planning where she worked for local governments in the Denver Metropolitan area. Most recently she supervised the Long Range Planning section at Douglas County, having worked ... Read More

Sarah Showalter, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Sarah Showalter, AICP, is a city planner with a unique background in planning, housing, and urban design. She draws on over 10 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, where she has led and coordinated several project types including transit-oriented development, neighborhood plans, and affordable housing. As ... Read More

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