The philosophy of widening streets and roadways to address the problems of traffic flow, roadway capacity, and safety has proven detrimental to local neighborhoods, businesses, and the pedestrian friendliness of an area in general. Sustainable transportation and traffic design is a concept that restores the feeling and sense of neighborhood cohesion through effective landscaping, roadway configuration, traffic controls, roadway lighting, and pedestrian amenities. This course discusses the components of a “complete street,” and through case studies shows how streetscape design strategies, leading edge technologies, and green infrastructure/low impact development techniques provide viable sustainable urban infrastructure.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn what constitutes a "complete" street
2. Learn the components of each aspect of a complete street
3. Learn through case studies how green infrastructure/low-impact development techniques can be successfully incorporated into urban and suburban projects
4. Learn about leading technologies for complete streets
Steve Farr, PE, ENV SP, LEED Green Associate, Nitsch Engineering
Nitsch Engineering, Inc.