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Project for Public Spaces

Context Sensitive Solutions is a new approach to transportation planning that looks beyond the pavement to the role that streets and roads can play in enhancing communities and natural environments -- be they urban, suburban or rural, scenic or historical. Through a planning and design process that encourages practitioners to collaborate with communities, context sensitive solutions respond to local needs and values while accommodating the safe movement of motor vehicles.

The site, CONTEXT SENSITIVE SOLUTIONS (, is managed by Project for Public Spaces (PPS), America's leading public spaces' nonprofit. Between 2000-2001, PPS trained over 600 transportation professionals in Context Sensitive Design in partnership with New Jersey DOT.

The website is a starting point for: engineers and other transportation professionals, communities, businesses, institutions and residents who have a stake in transportation planning and projects. "Links and Reading" connect to many more -- and more-detailed and technical -- resources for those who want further information. All parts of the site are written in layman's language and address a broad range of audiences.

For further information on the Context Sensitive Solutions website visit or contact Harriet Festing, [email protected].

To find out more about our Context Sensitive Solutions training course in May or email Harriet Festing for a brochure.

To become a member of PPS and join the growing movement to rebuild public spaces as centers of community life

To join the Public Spaces listserve or send an email to [email protected]

To join the Urban Parks Listserve

send a message to Julie Caniglia: [email protected]

Related Link: Context Sensitive Solutions

For more information contact:

Harriet Festing
Project for Public Spaces
153 Waverly Place, 4th Floor
New York
NY 10014-3872

Phone: 212 620 5660
Fax: 212 620 3821
Email: [email protected]

Published on:
January 21, 2002 - 8:52am
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