Engineers + Planners = Success: The World is Better with Engineers and Planners Collaborating

There was a time when transportation engineers and land use planners held sway over their respective domains. The stereotypes of the professions highlight the differences, and all too often the shortcomings, of each group. When it came to moving people and goods, the engineers dictated modes and routes based on levels of service, safety, and efficiency. When it came to how and where people lived, worked, and played, the planners mapped out colorful land use plans with the necessary zoning and development codes. Sometimes the transportation network opened up land for development; other times development would dictate the need for certain transportation infrastructure. Historically, engineers and planners played very distinct roles in the development of towns, cities, and regions. While this resulted in what some would call "orderly" development, it wasn't necessarily always "best" for everyone in the community.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Authors:
    • Blair, Tom
    • Pangborn-Dolde, Jennifer
    • Wyse, Justin
    • Carney, Justin
  • Publication Date: 2014-6


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  • Accession Number: 01531615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2014 11:12PM