The Art of the Transit Deal

APA Minnesota Chapter


Friday, September 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9:30 a.m. CDT

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Ramsey County is planning Riverview and Rush Line transitways.  Support from those who need it most – people who rely on transit but are traditionally left out and those who fear it most – people concerned with impacts, will determine a projects faith. Learn how interests were aligned through nontraditional events and use of interactive models to visualize change. This session will meet the following three learning objectives

• Skill Building – this session will teach participants innovative public engagement strategies and techniques that can be applied to projects in their own communities.  Techniques used on the project include the hosting non-traditional engagement events in geographic areas typically left out of the process, use of imagery and photography to gather and display feedback and the use of interactive physical models to help visualize change.

• Workshop/Hands-on Training – as a part of the session we would like to demo both the digital and physical models and how we can use the movable parts to demonstrate multiple transit cross section scenarios. 

• Interdisciplinary – the digital and physical models were developed in partnership with architectural students and staff at the Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minnesota. Attendees will learn how bringing how interdisciplinary partnerships can be used to help the public better understand your project.


Joy Miciano

Joy is a Principal with Zan Associates and has over 17 years of experience of working in public engagement. Her experience includes planning, design and construction projects for all modes. She has experience in planning and implementing public meetings and special events, preparing communication materials, managing websites and social media ... Read More

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Andrew Gitzlaff, AICP


Bruce Jacobson

With over 30 years in private practice, Bruce has extensive planning and design experience ranging from urban parks, public spaces and private gardens to master planning for campuses, neighborhoods and district redevelopment. Bruce has completed projects across the country including the Twin Cities/Upper Midwest, Denver and Baltimore/Washington. With ... Read More

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