Using design assistance provided by the EPA, the City of Phoenix used a Community Charrette process to successfully work with the lower Grand Avenue residents, artists, merchants and landowners to develop sustainable streetscape designs that contribute to the reduction of urban heat islands, enhance stormwater recharge and revitalize of Lower Grand Avenue in a manner that is unique and appropriate to the community.
1) Community Charrette Process 2) Greening America’s Capitols Grant 3) Sustainable Street Design 4) Successful Internet based community outreach
Approved for 1 GBCI CE Hours for the LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP)
Category: Other | Format: LIVE: Facilitator Led | Level: 100 (Awareness) | Course ID: 0090008034
Leslie Dornfeld, Principal at Plan-et, AICP. Leslie is an experienced planner and urban design professional with over 25 years of Arizona, public sector planning experience. Leslie is a member of the Arizona Planning Association Board of Directors, Chair of the AZ Planning Association Awards Committee and an adjunct faculty at ASU. Leslie is intimately familiar with non-motorized transportation, and led the development of the region’s pedestrian program, now in its’ 20th year. Leslie managed and was intimately involved in the development of the 1995 award-winning MAG Pedestrian Area Policies and Design Guidelines, the 2005 Update of the MAG Pedestrian Policies, and the MAG Complete Streets Guide. All three of these projects used prototypes to demonstrate application of non-motorized, transit friendly pedestrian and bicycle facilities. In addition to her work in non-motorized transportation, Leslie has managed and participated in charrettes in Arizona and New Mexico. She has managed public engagement processes and the development of over a dozen successful General Plans in Arizona (Arizona General Plans are approved at the ballot box).
James Coffman, Principal at Coffman Studio, RLA, ASLA. James is a registered Arizona landscape architect whose experience mixes 27+ years of Arizona and southwest private and public sector planning and landscape architecture work. He is the Past-President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a Faculty Associate at The Design School of Arizona State University, teaching landscape architecture studios to undergraduate and graduate students. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Management and Administration from Indiana University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Ball State University.
Ximena Zamora, Planner/Urban Designer. Ximena’s experience includes the Maricopa Association of Governments Complete Streets Guide, corridor planning in San Luis, Arizona, the AIA/ASLA/ASU Phoenix Capitol Mall Charrette and Be’er Sheva River Park Master Plan located in Be’er Sheva, Israel. She has over eight years of experience as a project manager, urban designer, and planner in a wide array of private and public sector projects in the United States and abroad including master plans, community designs, development standards, design guidelines, downtown revitalization, mixed-use redevelopment, corridor studies and streetscape design.
Lyssa Hall, Landscape Architect, Parks Development, Parks and Recreation Department. Lysistrata “Lyssa” Hall is a Landscape Architect I for the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Lyssa is Phoenix's project manager for Greening Lower Grand Avenue and was the author of the application. Lyssa was one of the principal authors of the Tree and Shade Master Plan and works on a diverse range of projects ranging from grant writing to long range planning to designing wildlife gardens.
11:30AM Check-in/Networking | 12:00PM - 1PM Presentation
$10 - USGBC Chapter Members | $20 - Non-Members | $15 - USGBC Chapter Members (After April 25th) | $25 - Non-Members (After April 25th)
Venue: Courtesy of Okland Construction | Parking
“Lunch + LEED” is the Central Branch’s monthly educational event that provides knowledge-based support and technical information to LEED Green Associates, LEED Accredited Professionals and industry members who are actively involved in green building projects. Monthly, 1-2 hour, lunch presentations address various tools and processes that inform and educate the local green building community, specifically those individuals already engaged in LEED projects or sustainable building practices. Most are available for GBCI CE Hours for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program (CMP). Lunch + LEED’s occur the first Wednesday of every month at varying locations.