Emory University Community Partnership

Emory University created this project to develop design guidelines for its Campus Master Plan and surrounding arterial streets, in order to achieve expansion of campus activities within the area’s very constrained suburban context. Major development issues during the planning process included the introduction of private mixed use development in the heart of the campus, across from the Center for Disease Control; a major hospital expansion; and new commercial development adjacent to an historic neighborhood center. University leadership created the Clifton Community Partnership as a means to collaborate with its neighbors on plans to improve transit, pedestrian, and bicycle options for employees, faculty and students, including links to two nearby MARTA stations.

As a member of Goody Clancy’s Master Planning team, KAI created education/opportunity materials of emerging transportation trends for community workshops, reviewed VISSIM modeling of key intersections and roadway improvements, assessed impacts of proposed growth plans on area traffic, proposed cross-sections for arterials to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access, identified potential streetcar and shuttle routing links to regional transit, assessed transportation demand and parking management initiatives compatible with University, tenant, and neighborhood transportation goals.