Date(s) - March 22, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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March 22, 2024 LAIGW MEETING

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The Lambda Alpha International George Washington Chapter cordially invites you to our March meeting

Transportation’s Role in Placemaking

Starting with defining placemaking and how transportation fits within it, this presentation explores why throughout modern history transportation is known for ‘place-breaking’ more often than ‘place-making’. The transportation policies behind why transportation infrastructure becomes a literal barrier between places will be discussed, including recommendations for change. Finally, the presentation will review practical examples of how Gorove Slade has incorporated placemaking at the project level within the DC area.

Speaker Bio

Robert Schiesel, PE is a Principal at Gorove Slade overseeing the firm’s transportation planning practice. With over 24 years of experience, he specializes in multi-modal solutions and strategic planning for campuses, neighborhoods, and large developments, helping to define the hierarchy and role of each mode as they interact in urban environments. Rob considers all modes of transportation and brings non-vehicular analysis methodologies to a project, tailoring approach to specific goals unique to each project’s context.

Rob frequently presents to civil engineering classes at the University of Virginia, his alma mater.  Rob is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the American Planning Association, and the Urban Land Institute. Rob lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Erin and his two daughters, Evie and Alexa.