CNU Seeks Instructor for Transportation Reform

Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Instructor Needed in Blue Springs, Missouri

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CNU is a proud partner in PLTS: the Partnership for Livable Transportation Solutions.  The partnership is a coalition which includes CNU, Project for Public Spaces, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Reconnecting America, the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, National Center for Biking & Walking, The Local Government Commission, The National Charrette Institute, Paul Dreher of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation, the Surface Transportation Policy Project, and Leigh Lane of the Center for Transportation and the Environment at NC State University.

PLTS is offering free technical assistance to communities looking to implement sustainable planning solutions, courtesy of a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency. As part of its participation, CNU will be training communities on the CNU/ITE Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Manual.

For its first training, CNU will lead a one-day workshop featuring CNU CEO & President John Norquist and CNU Board member - and one of the leaders of CNU’s Project for Transportation Reform -, Marcy McInelly. The training will take place in Blue Springs, MO on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, with an informal meeting the night before.

Blue Springs and CNU are seeking engineering applicants with strong community planning skills who can train community leaders and Missouri DOT policy leaders on the benefits of Context Sensitive Solutions, as the City of Blue Springs is seeking to change the surrounding context of State Route 7 and US Highway 40. The instructor should be familiar with the CNU/ITE Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Manual.

Please see the RFP for the detailed qualifications and statement of work.

All proposals are due by 5pm central time on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

CNU and its chapters have conducted trainings on the manual in AtlantaElgin, and Boulder and look forward to educating more communities about the benefits of walkable urban design. 

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This project is funded by US EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities under their

Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program via a grant to the Project for

Public Spaces (PPS). The Building Blocks program funds quick, targeted assistance to

communities that face common development problems.