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Mark R. Brown

City Planner and Complete Streets Designer

About
Me
City Planner and Complete Streets designer. Experience in transportation capital project development, long range neighborhood planning, sustainable transportation policy and community engagement.

Education

Master of City and Regional Planning: Clemson University

Bachelor's degree, Business Administration: William Patterson University

Software

Microsoft Office, Microstation V8i, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, ARC GIS 10, ARC Catalog, SketchUp, Wordpress and social media outreach

Certifications

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Planning Association

Professional Transportation Planner (PTP), Institute of Transportation Engineers

Member

Congress for the New Urbanism

American Planning Association

Resume

Broward MPO

Senior Planner (2020-current)

Lead Project Manager for the Fort Lauderdale Transportation Master Plan, a city-wide effort to assess and prioritize transportation projects through quantitative ranking criteria, public workshops and engagement with local officials.

Fort Lauderdale Commission District 2 transportation planner, handling conceptual development of various transportation projects, day-to-day community inquiries, long range neighborhood planning activities and other tasks.

City of Coral Gables Public Works Department

Senior Multi-Modal Project Manager/Engineer (2018 to 2019)

Led development of Complete Streets projects through conceptual development and design. Projects included road diets, roundabout safety improvements, protected bike lanes and sidewalks. Presented project updates to communities and staff, coordinated with multiple public agencies and managed teams of consultants.

Lead author for Miami-Dade County's TPO SMART grant award, a $100,000 bike & pedestrian level of stress study for Coral Gables. Also served as manager for development of plan with Kittelson & Associates, which was successfully completed in August 2019.

Managed the deployment of the City’s micromobility fleet with private scooter and bike providers. Assisted development of memorandum of understanding between Coral Gables and private providers, fielded customer service inquiries, determined staging locations, and served as liaison between mobility companies, residents and elected officials. Program was praised by City Commission and peer cities as being well run and responsive to community needs.

Drafted transportation policies and other recommendations for the Coral Gables Comprehensive Multi-Modal Plan. Managed consultants to complete the plan in late 2019.

Served as staff liaison and coordinator for the Transportation Advisory Board, a group of citizens appointed by City Commission who provide sustainable mobility policy recommendations.

Managed design and construction of Coral Gables' first on-street bike corral with Toole Engineering, completed in 2019.

Review of major development projects as part of the Development Review Committee with a focus on sustainable mobility, urban design and traffic safety.

Presented transportation and sustainability concepts to various citizen groups and organizations.

Researched and wrote various technical memos on local roadway design issues using AASHTO, NACTO and MUTCD guidelines, including assisting in creating a successful resolution which removed resident voting requirements for new sidewalks on collector streets.

Dallas City Mobility & Street Services

Senior Planner (2013 to 2018) - Dallas, TX

Project manager for concept level complete streets capital projects. Responsibilities included drafting renderings, community outreach, presentations, and leading coordination efforts between various Dallas City departments.

Site plan review with a focus on improving urban design & transportation networks for private sector development projects using the Dallas Complete Streets Design Manual, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) design guide and local long range neighborhood plans as policy references.

Initiated discussions with Zipcar car sharing service to bring car sharing to Dallas’ central neighborhoods. Developed several car share suitability maps in ArcGIS for city staff and Zipcar executives. Zipcar is now available in several Dallas neighborhoods.

Successfully developed a locally preferred concept for the Knox St. road diet, a $1.4 million dollar capital project which included an extensive public participation process. The concept was approved by Dallas City Planning Commission and Dallas City Council in 2016.

Successfully developed a locally preferred alternative for the Henderson Ave. Complete Streets project, a $1.5 million dollar redesign of a major commercial and residential corridor which included traffic calming and pedestrian safety components. Construction is in progress as of 2019.

Lead planner for Buckner Terrace’s long range neighborhood land use & transportation plan. Led monthly community meetings to determine neighborhood priorities, transportation and urban design goals.

Data cleaning, analysis and ArcGIS geocoding of city-wide housing permits for NCTCOG reporting requirements.

Assisted with policy and street design recommendations for the Dallas Complete Streets Manual using AASHTO, NACTO guidelines and other best practices.

Researched and presented Vision Zero case studies and crash statistics with the goal of improving traffic safety policies in Dallas. Included analysis of crashes throughout Dallas and traffic safety recommendations.

Assisted Bike Planner with bike route feasibility analysis and facility concepts, including traditional bike lanes and cycle tracks.

Capital project analysis for agency’s 2017 Bond Program. Assisted ranking transportation infrastructure projects according to safety benefits, costs, and community needs.

Created and updated a blog for ongoing capital transportation projects in order to keep communities updated on their progress.

Received NCTCOG's "Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence" (CLIDE) award for Public Planning and Policy for contributions to Dallas' Complete Streets Manual.

Baltimore City Department of Transportation

City Planner II (2007-2013) - Baltimore, MD

Transportation planner for concept-level capital projects, including streetscapes, access-management improvements, roundabouts, traffic calming designs and complete street projects.

Managed teams of consultants under on-call contracts for major long-range transportation planning efforts. Responsibilities included setting budgets, project scopes, leading project meetings and overseeing the content of plans to ensure they met senior management's desired outcomes.

Lead author for two successful FTA grant applications, including $1.6 million under the Bus Livability Program grant program for Cherry Hill Light Rail Station accessibility improvements and $400,000 for Eastern Ave. Complete Streets and bus stop upgrades.

Led conceptual planning process for the West Baltimore US 40 Pedestrian/Bicycle Loop , a 1 mile off-road recreation trail which also provided pedestrian/bike access to a major commuter rail station. Project received supplemental funding in 2016 with construction completed in 2017.

Led planning process and was lead author for the Southeast Baltimore Complete Streets Plan. The plan was Baltimore's first Complete Streets policy document. Responsibilities included leading monthly committee meetings, drafting policy text and managing an interdisciplinary team.

Managed city-wide traffic calming effort with a budget of $2 million with goal of reducing injuries & fatalities on high risk streets. Managed interdisciplinary team to identify crash hot spots, draft concepts and hold community meetings.

Assisted Marketing Coordinator in implementing first comprehensive social media outreach strategy for a Baltimore City agency.

Managed agency capital budget process for FY2013 & FY2014 and was nominated agency representative for Mayor’s Outcome Based Budgeting process in 2011.

Managed agency-wide facilities master plan, a comprehensive strategy to reduce operating costs and improve efficiency of BCDOT buildings.

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www.completedstreets.com

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