Five Top Transportation Planners Join Stantec’s Urban Places Team
BOSTON, MA: A team of experts in urban mobility strategies has joined Stantec’s Urban Places team. The five-person group previously led mobility planning work at Nelson\Nygaard, a premier transportation and transit consulting firm. Together, they have planned and implemented best practices in transportation, transit, and multimodal solutions across North America.
Their expertise includes field-leading urban mobility plans, parking strategies, demand-management programs, multimodal corridor analyses, transit-oriented development (TOD) plans, transit systems, and campus mobility blueprints for public, healthcare, corporate, and higher education clients.
“This team brings outstanding knowledge of current and emerging mobility trends and technology,” says Joe Geller, vice president and director of Stantec’s Urban Places team. “They’ll strengthen our ability to help clients understand the evolving ways people are travelling and use these new mobility choices to move people while creating vibrant places. This group shares our passion for creating streets that serve every user and that builds urban places where people want to live, work, play, and invest.”
Joining the Stantec’s Urban Places in Boston, MA are:
Senior Principal Jason Schrieber, AICP has helped hundreds of cities, institutions, and developers broaden options for urban mobility. He’s shown governments from Boston to Abu Dhabi, how to manage parking in difficult shared environments. He’s helped clients develop demand-management programs that get people to choose transit, walking, and biking over cars. And, Schrieber has led citywide plans, like Go Boston 2030, that use transportation investments to get travelers to their destinations efficiently and safely; improve public health; and strengthen communities’ sense of place.
Senior Principal Ralph DeNisco brings a strong record of devising sophisticated solutions to complex mobility needs that win community and agency support. Most recently, he’s played leadership roles in creating a mobility framework for redevelopment of the 135-acre Ford site in St. Paul; completing a parking and mobility plan for downtown Savannah; and creating the Connect Columbus citywide plan in Ohio. He is currently at work on a transit plan for the Las Vegas region. DeNisco is well known in Boston for development plans (Union Square, 105 West First Street), transit plans (the state’s Focus40 program), and as an advisor to several foundations on issues of urban mobility.
Principal Tom Yardley brings extensive experience in transportation planning and demand-management strategies for healthcare, academic, and research campuses. The former senior transportation planner for Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, Yardley recently completed a mobility plan at Louisiana State University, a transportation master plan at the University of North Texas, and a transportation demand-management plan at Penn State.
Senior Associate Liza Cohen combines the efficient use of spatial data, visualization tools, and mobility analytics into powerful communications and community-based solutions. Her work has shaped multimodal transportation plans, campus-access strategies, parking studies, TOD plans, and ground-breaking Transportation Research Board research for clients and downtowns at all scales across the US Southeast, Midwest, and New England.
Joining the team in Atlanta, GA:
Principal Joel Mann, AICP helps cities and private-0sector navigate the shift from simply moving cars to balanced systems that keep everyone moving. Skillfully applying national best practices to urban conditions helps him deliver transportation plans that dramatically improve the public realm, reduce traffic generated by new development, shrink parking demand, and deliver forward-looking zoning and land-use regulations. Having developed plans for cities across the Southeastern US, Mann is currently working on the new walkable downtown district, Water Street Tampa.
Stantec’s Urban Places team leads transformative urban development in North America. We give our clients the benefits of a progressive boutique practice and the technical reach of a top-ten global design firm. We anchor a network of experts in mobility, planning and urban design, mixed-use architecture, resilience, real estate feasibility, smart cities, and brownfield redevelopment. Together we help cities and suburbs harness the rising demand for urban living to become more livable, equitable, and sustainable.
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