This report documents the development and presentation of the workshop titled “Thinking Beyond the Pavement – A Workshop on Context Sensitive Design”. Work began on the workshop development in 1998 after the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet was selected as one of the pilot states to implement a training program for context sensitive design. The Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky was selected to develop and deliver the training to state personnel and consultants who were commonly involved with project development. The training course was comprised of the following four modules:

  • Facilitated Communication and Public Involvement,
  • Environmental Issues,
  • Liability Issues, and
  • Design Guidelines, Safety, and Aesthetics.

A case study was prepared for use with the training modules in order to simulate the project development process and promote participant interaction. Through May 2004, there were 46 presentations of the workshop with 1,693 participants.

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