Calendar Item: Context Sensitive Solutions National Dialog 2 Workshop and Webcast (Lansing, Michigan)

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Title: Context Sensitive Solutions National Dialog 2 Workshop and Webcast (Lansing, Michigan)

Save the Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Context Sensitive Solutions National Dialog 2 is coming to Lansing, Michigan!

Agenda and Registration details now available:

About the Workshop/Webcast

The workshop included an up-to-date overview of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) plus presentations on exemplary CSS projects, plans and programs from the surrounding region. The case studies were drawn from submissions from across the country, and were selected as examples of effective application of CSS principles to projects, plans, and programs.

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm EST

Location: Horatio S. Earle Learning Center, 7575 Crowner Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821 (directions PDF:185KB) Dimondale is southeast of Lansing - approximately 10 minutes from downtown.

The workshop will be simultaneously webcast to allow a national audience to view and participate. Regional workshop participants are encouraged to attend on-site. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.

About the CSS National Dialog 2

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is renewing its sponsorship of the National Dialog. The effort is supported by a project team led by Project Performance Corporation in collaboration with the Center for Transportation and the Environment, Parsons, and Project for Public Spaces.

The Dialog is funded by the FHWA’s Office of Planning, Environment and Realty’s Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP).

The goals of the Dialog are to:

  • Deliver CSS principles and practices to a wide array of partner organizations
  • Strengthen and broaden the constituency for CSS
  • Discover new opportunities for partnerships
  • Bring new perspectives to the practice of planning, designing, building, operating and maintaining transportation facilities
  • Foster a community of CSS practice

The Dialog will be conducted through a series of nine workshops to be held in various locations across the country. Workshops will feature exemplary transportation projects, plans or programs that highlight CSS best practices and will offer a forum for discussion and interaction. Each workshop will be simultaneously webcast to allow for viewing and participation at the national level. No travel support for workshop attendees can be provided by Federal Highway Administration.

The Dialog is supported by a Steering Committee of professionals representing a broad range of expertise in the transportation industry.

For more information on the National Dialog visit: or email:

Join us in this important conversation!

What is CSS?

CSS is an approach to the process and outcomes of transportation decision making. Key aspects of CSS include:

  • Addressing a purpose and need that is agreed to by a full range of stakeholders
  • Open, honest, early and continuous communication with stakeholders and meaningful opportunities for stakeholders to shape outcomes
  • A flexible approach to design that preserves and enhances natural and community resources

Learn more at

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Date and Time : 11/08/12 , from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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