New Webinar: Connected and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Transportation (August 14, 2019)


Webinar Title: Connected and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Transportation

Webinar Date/Time: August 14, 2019 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific


About the Webinar

This webinar will focus on the importance of community engagement and collaboration in designing and creating walkable and movable neighborhoods for all its members. Learn how organizations and individuals can build relationships and connections for a more active and engaged future. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic.

Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of community participation and collaboration in transportation planning.
  • Describe community outreach and engagement strategies used in transportation planning.
  • Discuss city and community efforts and ways walking advocates should be engaging with topics related to this work.
About the Panel (more will be announced as they are confirmed)

Paulina Baeza is an Architect from Puebla, Mexico, with a Master’s degree in Urban Management, Land Valuation and Planning from Barcelona, Spain, where she conducted research at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. She recently completed her second Master’s at the University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio, and has participated in workshops, conferences and the development of projects in Spain, Germany, Mexico and the United States. She has also been involved in Academia since 2010, and was both an ALBAN and CONACYT scholar.

Paulina is currently a Senior Planner at the Tulsa Planning Office at INCOG, Tulsa’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, where she oversees the development of Small Area Plans. She also works in the development of policy and design proposals, public participation strategies, placemaking, sustainable development and planning for inclusive communities. Paulina teaches a course on Urban and Regional Transportation Planning at The University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio, and lectures long-distance at the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. She began serving at the Hispanic Affairs Commission of the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in January 2018.

As a city and regional planning scholar, Dr. Danielle Spurlock’s research lies at the intersections of land use, social equity, and environmental protection. Over the past four years, she has collaborated with Communities in Partnership, a nonprofit in Old East Durham, and researchers from Duke University and North Carolina State University (NCSU) to examine how information elicited from nontraditional engagement techniques. Dr. Spurlock is investigating engagement processes can shape local agenda-setting and policy-making and change how planning elicits and incorporates information from community stakeholders into policies that address green gentrification, displacement, and health disparities.

Anne Wallace, an East Tennessee native, works in urban design, planning and redevelopment. She has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and Master of Landscape Architecture both from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction. She is a certified planner (AICP) and an Associate of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Anne serves as Deputy Director for the Office of Redevelopment at the City of Knoxville with a focus on corridor projects, downtown design projects, brownfield redevelopment and grant management. Her recent projects include management of the award-winning Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project (delivered on time and under budget); form base code development, adoption and implementation; land conservation programs; the development, adoption, and implementation of Downtown Knoxville Design Guidelines; the Downtown Wayfinding program; two area-wide Assessment Grants from the Environmental Protection Agency; and a Targeted Brownfield Assessment Grant. Anne is currently managing the North Central Street Project and two Brownfield Cleanup Grants.