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The Paris-Lexington Road: Community-Based Planning and Context Sensitive Highway Design

"This case study focuses on the reconstruction history of the Paris Pike, now renamed 'Paris-Lexington Road,' and critically investigates the role of landscape architects in context sensitive design. Of particular emphasis is the work of [landscape architects], and other collaborating designers, planners, engineers, community organizations, and property owners responsible for the project's success. The research focuses upon the community-based planning approach... including public workshops and electronic polling that built consensus among property owners; the design philosophy and practices of the [landscape architecture] firm; as well as the technology used to facilitate and communicate the development of road alignment and design alternatives." "This case study focuses on the reconstruction history of the Paris Pike, now renamed 'Paris-Lexington Road,' and critically investigates the role of landscape architects in context sensitive design. Of particular emphasis is the work of [landscape architects], and other collaborating designers, planners, engineers, community organizations, and property owners responsible for the project's success. The research focuses upon the community-based planning approach... including public workshops and electronic polling that built consensus among property owners; the design philosophy and practices of the [landscape architecture] firm; as well as the technology used to facilitate and communicate the development of road alignment and design alternatives."

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