Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations


Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

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Evolving technology, demographic changes, and environmental uncertainties are coalescing into a rapidly changing tomorrow.  This session explores how decision makers can help prepare for an uncertain future by employing scenario planning to examine how different trend drivers may interact and produce a range of future outcomes and demands on the transportation system.  


Paul DesJardin

Paul DesJardin is the Director of the Department of Community Planning and Services (DCPS) for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) -- the regional organization of the Washington area’s major local governments, plus area members of the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S ... Read More

Shayna Pollock

Shayna Pollock is a Senior Transportation Planner at the Atlanta Regional Commission. Prior to joining the Atlanta Regional Commission, Shayna worked as transportation and sustainability project manager for a community improvement district. Shayna holds a joint master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Radboud University and Cardiff University. Read More

Lorna Parkins, AICP

Lorna Parkins, AICP, Vice President, Transportation Planning, Michael Baker International. Lorna Parkins has 30 years of experience in transportation planning, including both public sector and private sector positions. She has a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in Applied Economics from University ... Read More

Gerrit Knaap

Gerrit-Jan Knaap is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Executive Director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research at the University of Maryland. Knaap earned his B.S. from Willamette University, his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and received post-doctoral training at the University ... Read More

Nick Donohue

Mr. Nick Donohue is the Deputy Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As Deputy Secretary, Mr. Donohue leads the Commonwealth's SmartScale transportation prioritization process and the development of VTrans, the long-range transportation plan. In addition he serves as the Director of the Office of Intermodal Planning and ... Read More

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