Template for Sustainable Transportation
“Communities all over the developed world struggle with solving transportation problems. The developing world aspires to have such problems.”
Communities all over the developed world struggle with solving transportation problems. The developing world aspires to have such problems. But when one looks at the long term future, it is clear that transportation solutions that emerged in the 20th Century are not workable, either in terms of transportation itself, or in terms of negative consequences for the environment. Yet people and goods must move and will move, in order for the business of living to go on. How might we create an approach to transportation that succeeds in moving people and goods, while at the same time is sustainable in terms of the social and natural environments. Jean Brittingham and Don Forbes, writing a white paper for the CH2M Hill company, provide an excellent response to these questions. I had the pleasure of working with them on a project in 2003 to assist the state of Idaho in creating a 30-year vision for transportation.
– Glen Hiemstra, Futurist.com
Ms. Brittingham is a management and organizational development scientist with over 20 years of experience in working with communities, decision-makers and policy bodies in diverse cultures and difficult situations. As a champion for sustainable development at CH2M HILL and with her clients, Ms. Brittingham worked on sustainable solutions at the project, program and state level. She is particularly interested in community and commercial development that goes beyond ?doing no harm? to create viable and vibrant communities that are positioned to take advantage of cultural and technology shifts as they happen. She is an experienced practitioner of future search, systems thinking tools, scenario planning, visioning techniques and stakeholder involvement. Ms. Brittingham is a Vice-President in the Transportation Business Group for CH2M HILL in Portland, Oregon and faculty to the Prince of Wale?s Business and the Environment Programme at the University of Cambridge, U.K.. She has an undergraduate degree in Business and an MBA from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.
Mr. Forbes is the Principle of Forbes Management Group. He has a wealth of public sector and private sector experience in the fields of transportation and organizational effectiveness. He has worked for CH2M HILL in a variety of roles, including Region Manager for Transportation in their Southeast Region. In 2002, Mr. Forbes served as the Operations Manager for Sustainable Fairview Associates (SFA). SFA is developing a sustainable community on the 275 acre site that is the former Fairview Training Center in Salem, Oregon.
In 1988, Mr. Forbes was selected to head the restructuring of the Oregon State Highway Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). In 1991 he was selected to head the entire Department of Transportation. During the four years that Mr. Forbes led the department, ODOT became the model for governmental change and effectiveness. The accomplishments of Mr. Forbes, and the Oregon Department of Transportation, are cited by David Osborne who co-authored Reinventing Government, in his book, Banishing Bureaucracy. Mr. Forbes? education includes a BS from the United States Air Force Academy, an MS from the University of Colorado, and an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University.