ASCE-T&DI LOUISIANA CHAPTER
(Co-sponsored with the UNO Transportation Institute)
Blueprint for Louisiana Growth Management
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The Louisiana ASCE-T&DI chapter will highlight the work the Merritt C. Becker, Jr. UNO Transportation Institute (UNOTI) was tasked by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Louisiana Transportation Research Center to conduct research on growth management policy for application in Louisiana. In many areas around the state, growth is not planned or managed effectively; State and local government agencies often react to what has occurred and attempt to catch up with the necessary infrastructure. Growth management initiatives are intended as a mechanism for coordinating infrastructure investment and development to encourage a safe, efficient, sustainable and multimodal transportation system.
UNOTI developed recommendations for minimum state requirements for local growth management policies for use in Louisiana, particularly with respect to transportation and the state’s new Complete Streets policy. As part of this effort, UNOTI met with representatives from stakeholder agencies and organizations in each region of the state to gain their knowledge and insights about current conditions in their jurisdictions, opportunities for improvement, and barriers to policy implementation. In addition UNOTI conducted two statewide surveys and evaluated the potential costs and benefits of implementing select growth management policies. From this research, UNOTI developed a set of potential policies, programs, and strategies that local and regional agencies throughout Louisiana can employ to promote managed growth and support livable communities.
A native of Baton Rouge, LA, Eric Kalivoda is a licensed professional engineer in Louisiana, Arizona, and North Carolina. He presently serves as the Deputy Secretary for the DOTD and has experience in the fields of highway geometric design, traffic engineering, highway safety, and urban and statewide transportation planning.
Dr. John L. Renne, AICP is an Associate Professor of Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans and Director of the Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute. Dr. Renne is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). His research focuses on transportation and land use planning, including livable communities, sustainable transportation, and evacuation planning. Dr. Renne is an author and editor of Transit-Oriented Development: Making It Happen (Ashgate, 2009). Since moving to New Orleans in August 2005, Dr. Renne has shown leadership in the city’s recovery. He serves on a number of local and national boards within the transportation and planning fields. Dr. Renne has convened several national conferences and workshops on issues related to transit-oriented development and livability, sustainable transportation, and evacuation planning. He is a founding host of the National Evacuation Conference and he chairs the City of New Orleans Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee.
SPEAKERS Eric Kalivoda, Ph.D., P.E., Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
John L. Renne, Ph.D., AICP, Associate Professor of Planning and Urban Studies;
Director, Merritt C. Becker Jr. UNO Transportation Institute; Director, Transportation Studies
DATE Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 5:00-7:45PM
PLACE Engineering Auditorium, EN 101, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
(For directions go to: http://uno2.uno.edu/maps/lakefront. Engineering Building is Building 12)
COST See the other side for the cost of the seminar and the registration form.
PDH 2.0 PDHs can be earned.
5:00 – 5:30 PM Registration (Sandwiches & Soft Drinks)
5:30 – 5:35 PM Introductions: Jennifer Stenhouse, AICP, Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX)
5:35 – 7:35 PM Seminar Presentations
7:35 – 7:45 PM Questions and Closing Remarks: Jennifer Stenhouse, AICP, CPEX
Chairman: Mike Paul; TRC Solutions, Inc., 8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 502, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 216-7483 Email: email@example.com
Vice Chairman: Ronald Schumann, Jr. Treasurer: Jim Simmons Newsletter Editor: Joffrey Easley
Executive Committee Members
Dan Aucutt, Om Dixit, Joffrey Easley, Malay Hajra, Elba Hamilton, David Kanger, Dennis Lambert, Louay Mohammad, Mike Paul, Jim Simmons, Jennifer Stenhouse, Bill Temple, Ann Wills
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About Innocence Project New Orleans
Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) is a nonprofit law office that represents innocent prisoners serving life sentences in Louisiana and south Mississippi, and assists them with their transition into the free world upon their release. IPNO uses its cases to explain how wrongful convictions happen and what we can all do to prevent them. IPNO works with legislators, judges, lawyers, law enforcement and policymakers to protect the innocent within the criminal justice system.
Since its inception in 2001, IPNO has freed or exonerated 25 wrongly convicted prisoners. IPNO takes the hardest cases—cases that others are not equipped to take. We devote the majority of our time and resources to freeing poor people who will otherwise die in prison for crimes they did not commit.
About the Scholarship
We are seeking an academically promising undergraduate student or high school student with an interest in becoming a lawyer or in legal work/reforms, especially, but not necessarily, in criminal justice.
We want to give young men and women from communities affected by the criminal justice system an opportunity to be part of the change they want to see in the justice system. We want a young person who is willing to work hard and learn on the job, working with a team of lawyers, investigators and law students. The awardee will get training with other students and receive extensive mentoring from IPNO’s staff. A large part of IPNO’s representation of prisoners is grounded in new facts discovered through investigation and record collection. For that reason, interns should expect to spend a significant portion of their time at IPNO reviewing case documents and conducting file maintenance.
The internship will last 10 weeks, starting on May 26, 2015. The recipient will receive a $4,000 stipend for the summer, to be paid out every two weeks.
Applicants must be high school seniors or full-time undergraduates at a university or community college based in the United States. Preference will be given to someone from the greater New Orleans area. Economically disadvantaged students; students of color; and first generation undergraduate college students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have a strong interest in law
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Be able to demonstrate financial need and academic promise
- Be willing to share their experiences via IPNO’s Web site, newsletter, social media and possibly with the press.
How to Apply
To apply, email the following to Kia Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org (NO CALLS please!):
- A personal essay, limited to no more than 750 words on two pages. The essay should address the applicant’s financial need, any interests in particular areas of the law and interest interning with Innocence Project New Orleans (please use any personal stories to convey your interest if possible)
- An up-to-date résumé with GPA listed
- Contact information for two to three references
- A non-legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages)
Everything must be received no later than Friday, April 24, 2014 for Summer 2014 consideration.
Please do not call. We will contact applicants who have advanced to the interview stage of the application.
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