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Mark R. Brown

City Planner and Complete Streets Designer

About
Me
City Planner and Complete Streets designer. Experience in transportation infrastructure project management, long range neighborhood & transportation planning, community engagement and site plan review.

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

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Professional Transportation Planner (PTP), Institute of Transportation Engineers

Member

Congress for the New Urbanism

American Planning Association

Resume

Dallas City Mobility & Street Services

Senior Planner (2013 to Present) - Dallas, TX

Project manager for concept level complete streets capital projects. Responsibilities include drafting in-house 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. Construction set to begin 2018.

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.

Coordinated with DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) to improve bus service as part of complete streets capital projects and long range planning efforts.

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.

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.

Initiated multi-modal traffic data collection process to measure the success of several complete streets projects.

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 access to a major commuter rail station. Project received supplemental funding in 2016 with construction started 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.

Adams County Planning Department

County Planner (2006-2007) - Gettysburg, PA

Managed county-wide Greenway planning process. Organized public meetings, wrote press releases, and led Greenway Steering Committee.

Managed multi-municipal comprehensive planning process. Conducted municipal interviews, organized group tours and provided demographic and historical information to consultants.

Reviewed and wrote recommendations for subdivision and development plans, including major residential and business projects in and around Gettysburg, PA.

City of Asheville Planning Department

Planning Intern (2005) - Asheville, NC

Researched and wrote hillside development guidelines for inclusion in city’s development ordinance.

Organized and conducted community outreach for Asheville’s 2005 Affordable Housing Fair.

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completedstreets@gmail.com

www.completedstreets.com

Dallas, TX

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