The University of Oregon’s Architecture Department (Professor John Rowell along with PPPM Professor Schlossberg) is seeking applications for a GRF to assist in a collaborative team effort to develop an evidence based design manual on how to transform streets into complete streets. This is a major, national project that seeks to significantly assist communities across the country to adopt new street designs that make conditions feel safer for pedestrians and cyclists, while still allowing vehicular throughput.
This technology transfer project is to document a variety of existing and implemented examples of Complete Street improvements from around the country, visually document their design and context, and compare actual throughput in order to create a design toolbox for transportation planners and traffic engineers across the country. The result will be a print and web-based reference guide for transportation planners and traffic engineers to use to determine the best designs for retrofitting streets based on differing right of ways and desired ADT. Complete Streets policies are being adopted all across the country, but local officials have few documented guidebooks to help them think about how to retrofit streets based on best practices. This technology transfer project intends to fill this gap.
The GRF will be involved in
Identifying existing state, national, and international design manuals that inform street design for multimodal use
Helping to identify actual completed projects using various professional networks that could potentially be included in the design manual
Evaluate potential case study site and help organize street types into appropriate schema
Helping acquire and manipulate data from appropriate agencies related to the case study sites, including GIS, aerial photos, ADT, safety data, and other data pertaining to the street design before and after the complete street intervention
Assist in developing integrated display of and logical organization of relevant data for each site
Assist in writing and layout of case studies
Selected travel to ground truth the case study sites
Academic interest in multi-modal transportation and the re-design of streets
Strong graphic design skills
Strong GIS skills (intermediate level minimum)
Knowledge of complete streets and active transportation issues and indicators
Some coursework in planning and urban design
Ability to conduct literature review and quickly consolidate information into useful formats
Good design sense and ability to communicate complex concepts, data, or maps in a visually appealing manner
Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Strong writing ability
If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Kathy Cannon email@example.com.
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