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Starting the Conversation: Transportation as Art & Science

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  • Bryan Jones, PE, AICP

    Bryan is the Regional Engineering and Complete Streets Leader at Alta Planning + Design, Inc. As a professional engineer and certified planner with both public and private sector leadership experience, Bryan is uniquely positioned to understand challenges that communities face from a land use, transportation and economic development perspective and turn them into opportunities. Bryan works collaboratively across professional disciplines and community stakeholders to understand and leverage everyone's input and strengths. He has his "planning" eye focused on the vision and his "engineering" eye focused on designing great streets that move and connect people effectively and safely to create vibrant communities.

  • Todd Litman

    Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis.

    Mr. Litman has worked on numerous studies that evaluate transportation costs, benefits and innovations. He authored the Online TDM Encyclopedia, a comprehensive Internet resource for identifying and evaluating mobility management strategies; Transportation Cost and Benefit Analysis: Techniques, Estimates and Implications, a comprehensive study which provides cost and benefit information in an easy-to-apply format; and Parking Management Best Practices, a comprehensive book on innovative management solutions to parking problems.

    Mr. Litman has worked as a research and planning consultant for a diverse range of clients, including government agencies, professional organizations, developers and nongovernment organizations. He has worked in more than two dozen countries, on every continent except Antarctica.

  • Kevin Shepherd, PE, ENV-SP

    Kevin is an entrepreunerial 'plangineer' with over 23 years of experience in civil engineering, planning, site development and municipal finance. He spent 17 years at global A/E firm HDR as a leader of the Dallas office's municipal services program and later as National Director of the Community Planning + Urban Design market sector. In 2011, he founded VERDUNITY to provide progressive planning and engineering solutions that engage residents, reduce infrastructure costs and enhance quality of life. He recently partnered with two others to start the CULTIVATE! Collaborative, which provides another platform for Kevin to educate, engage and inspire people and communities to embrace the challenges ahead and take action.
    Known for his innovative ideas and willingness to challenge the status quo, Kevin enjoys educating others on fiscal and environmental impacts of various development patterns, and thrives in environments where multiple perspectives must be brought together. Kevin is a Verifier for ISI’s Envision rating system and a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the STAR Communities program. He is a vocal advocate for the non-profit group Strong Towns, serves on board of the north Texas chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and writes and speaks regularly on the topics of fiscally-based planning, small scale development, economic gardening and neighborhood revitalization.

  • James Dougherty

    James Dougherty is a Principal and Director of Design at Dover, Kohl & Partners – an international town planning practice located in Coral Gables, Florida. James has dedicated his career to helping communities envision and implement a more walkable, sustainable future. James began working with Dover-Kohl in 1996 and has participated in design and form-based coding charrettes throughout the United States and abroad. James works closely with the firm’s Principals, Project Directors and Urban Designers to establish the design direction of each of the office’s projects. He participates in all aspects of the office’s work, including public involvement, development of master plans, regulating plans and form-based codes. James also specializes in the creation of many of the company’s three-dimensional illustrations, using a blend of hand-drawn and computer techniques. James’ graphics and visualizations illustrating sustainable urban design and form-based code principles have been published in over fifteen books. He co-curated the 2012 exhibit "The Art of the New Urbanism" featuring over 200 visualization artworks by leading practitioners of the New Urbanist movement. James founded and continues to co-lead the Congress for the New Urbanism’s urban design and illustration training series, the CNU Art Room. James was honored to receive the 2012 Congress for the New Urbanism Florida’s "Charles A. Barrett Memorial Award for Continuing Excellence in Architecture And Urban Design". The American Society of Architectural Illustrators has presented James with "Awards of Excellence" in their prestigious Architecture in Perspective (AIP) 24 and 25 international competitions, and "Top Informal Category Award" in their AIP 29 competition.

September 12, 2017
Tue 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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