Communication and Public Awareness

2009 COMPASS Education Series

Presentations are free and open to the public. Please confirm your attendance when requested below. The presentations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information and for new presentations as they develop throughout the year, please continue to visit this site.

Those needing assistance may call 855-2558, ext. 248 with 48 hours advance notice. Personas que necesitan asistencia especial para la junta, favor de llamar al numero 855-2558, ext. 248 con 48 horas de antisipacion.

Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Kevin McDonald spoke as part of COMPASS Education Series

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Anne Canby, Surface Transportation Policy Partnership (Washington, DC)

  • Approaches to Funding Context Sensitive Design Even When Money is Tight

    • Wednesday, April 8, 2009
    • Idaho Transportation Department Auditorium, first floor, Idaho Transportation Department Headquarters, 3311 W. State Street, Boise, 83703
    • Reception: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.; Presentation: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
    • FREE!  Please RSVP to Jessica Johnson at or 855-2558 x 222

    Anne Canby is a nationally recognized progressive leader in the transportation field and is a staunch advocate for integrating land-use and transportation planning. Ms. Canby currently serves as President of the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership, a national advocacy coalition for transportation reform.

    Ms. Canby will be speaking on Context Sensitive Design, an approach to transportation decision-making that is based on the premise that roadway standards and development practices should be flexible and sensitive to community values. It encourages roadway design decisions that balance economic, social, and environmental objectives.

    Ms. Canby will be speaking as part of an education series sponsored by the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS). The COMPASS education series brings nationally and regionally prominent speakers to the Treasure Valley to discuss transportation, growth, and related issues.

Thursday February 5 and Friday, February 6, 2009
Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology (Chicago, Illinois)

1 -- Fettuccine Forum (COMPASS was a co-sponsor):Transportation and Housing: Location Efficiency

  • Thursday, February 5, 2009
  • Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho
  • 5:30 pm, doors open at 5:00

2 -- Sustainable Driven to Wealth: Defining the Economic Benefits of Mass Transit (6.7MB)

  • Friday, February 6, 2009
  • Foothills Training Room, Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.
  • 10:00 a.m. - noon

Ms. Grimshaw discussed how housing location efficiency has evolved, current research into housing and transportation issues, and how location efficiency principles can affect public policy.

Jacky Grimshaw is the Vice President for Policy, Transportation and Community Development at the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago. Ms. Grimshaw is a leading expert on transportation and housing issues throughout the United States. She is an advisor to policy makers on the state and federal levels and has testified before Congress on public mass transit issues.