Complete Streets + Green Infrastructure = Vital Streets! 1.25 AICP CM | MCP

APA Michigan Chapter

#9159703

Thursday, September 20, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT

CM | 1.25

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Overview

Grand Rapids’ Vital Streets Plan and Design Guidelines were

awarded the 2018 Silver National Planning Achievement

Award for Transportation Planning by the American Planning

Association. This work embraces how streets contribute to

placemaking and community goals. New guidelines were

developed using a progressive street typology that considers

urban form with transportation function for city streets. An

equity lens helped prioritize investment strategies. All projects

are part of a larger asset management program guided by a

citizen’s steering committee, which led to a voter-approved tax

measure for city infrastructure improvements.

Speakers

Suzanne Schulz, AICP

Suzanne Schulz, AICP, is the Managing Director of Design, Development and Community Engagement for the City of Grand Rapids (MI). Suzanne oversees the Planning Department, Development Center, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Historic Preservation Commission. She was the project manager for the City’s Master Plan, Green Grand ... Read More

Chris Zull

Traffic Safety Manager, City of Grand Rapids

Contact Info

Amy Jordan, ajordan@planningmi.org