More than 100 engineers, urban designers, city planners, municipal and state officials, community and nonprofit representatives, and others met with national experts in May 2004 to learn more about context sensitive design (CSD), a philosophy for transportation system and public space design that takes into account environmental, aesthetic, historic, and community resources to produce projects that meet transportation needs and support the community's goals and surroundings.


  • Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG)
  • Georgia Municipal Association (GMA)
  • Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
  • Urban Land Institute, Atlanta District Council (ULI-Atlanta)
  • Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD)
  • Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc. (PBS&J)

Recent Submissions

  • CSD, Project Development and Community Expectations [Summary] 

    Jackson, Tim (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-12)
    Tim Jackson, P.E., AICP, Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart, Inc. Tim Jackson is president of Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart, Inc., a community planning consulting firm with offices in ...
  • CSD: Maintenance Issues [Summary] 

    Crozier, Fred (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-11)
    Fred Crozier, Maryland State Highway Administration District Engineer. Fred joined the Maryland State Highway Administration in 1984 as a construction project manager on the Capital Beltway in the Washington metropolitan ...
  • Frontiers of Context Sensitive Design: Understanding Context 

    Ross, Catherine L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-12)
    Catherine L. Ross is Director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) and Harry West Professor for Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves on the ...
  • Place and Context Sensitive Design 

    Dobbins, Michael A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-12)
    Michael A. Dobbins, FAIA, AICP, Georgia Institute of Technology. Presently, Michael Dobbins is a part-time professor of practice in the architecture and the city and regional planning programs, as well as supporting the ...
  • Legal Issues in Context Sensitive Design [Summary] 

    Perry, Julia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-12)
    Julia L. Perry is Counsel to the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (Eastern), a part of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Eastern is responsible for the design and administration of construction contracts for ...
  • CSD: Public Involvement [Summary] 

    Oldham, Sally (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-11)
    Sally Oldham is President of Oldham Historic Properties, Inc., a consulting firm headquartered in Annapolis, MD. Her practice focuses on management consulting for transportation agencies to assist them with agency-wide ...
  • CSD Symposium Case Study [Summary] 

    Palladi, Joseph P. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-11)
    Joseph P. Palladi, Georgia DOT, State Planning and Program Administrator Joe Palladi has 28.5 years of experience with the Georgia Department of Transportation. He began his career as a Civil Engineer in Training and ...
  • CSD Symposium Plenary Address [Summary] 

    Toth, Gary (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-11)
    Gary Toth, New Jersey DOT Director of Project Planning and Development. Gary has 30 years of experience within the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), and is currently Director of Project Planning and ...
  • CSD Symposium Welcome [Summary] 

    Callan, Bob (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-11)
    Bob Callan, P.E., FHWA Division Administration On March 24, 2002, Bob Callan became the Division Administrator in Atlanta, Georgia. He directs a multi-disciplinary staff, which administers front line Federal-aid Program ...
  • CSD Case Study [Summary] 

    German, Dennis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-11)
    Dennis German is Chief of Maryland State Highway's Community Design Division. Dennis' 30 plus year career in engineering highway improvements in Maryland includes managing the design of the I-68 Freeway in Western Maryland, ...
  • CSD Symposium Case Study [Summary] 

    Gulick, William S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-11)
    William S. Gulick, P.E. L.S., attended the University of Kentucky. Since 1967, he has worked as a consultant; worked as a Transportation departmental staff person, headed the Computer Aided Drafting and Design development ...