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Everything’s Bigger in Texas: LandDesign Attends ASLA TX Conference

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern

That’s a wrap! LandDesign took on the ASLA Conference in Austin, Texas. Heth Kendrick from our Dallas office alongside Beth Poovey and Jake Petrosky from our Charlotte office shared their expertise, speaking Tuesday and Thursday respectively.

Heth Kendrick kicked off LandDesign’s involvement in the conference, speaking on how Transit Oriented Development is a catalyst for city planning, great design, and land use development. Kendrick teamed up with Tom Yantis, Assistant City Manager for the City of Leander, Texas, and Jack Wiersenski, a representative for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Together, they collaborated to share the possibilities of designing complex projects with a variety of spatial tools, thus linking the roles of analyst, planner, and designer to create successful products.

Beth Poovey and Jake Petrosky followed up Kendrick’s “performance” with their presentation on Thursday. With experience designing and collaborating on projects such as the Charlotte Rail Trail and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, they were able to successfully speak on bicycle facility design and the integration with urban development. Their presentation included how to conduct economic impact analysis and key engineering principles for future trail and transportation projects.

Thanks to Heth, Beth, and Jake, LandDesign was able to share its creative insight and inspire future projects. We look forward to being involved with future ASLA Texas Conferences and the opportunity to collaborate with other talented firms.