Transportation Research Board Call for Posters on Landscape and Environmental Design

by Willson S. McBurney, ASLA, PLA

Posters on display at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting
The 2018 TRB Annual Meeting / image: Willson McBurney

Call for Posters: 99th TRB Annual Meeting
January 12-16, 2020
Washington, D.C.
AFB40 abstract submission deadline: September 16, 2019

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Landscape and Environmental Design (AFB40) invites submissions of your work as part of a landscape and environmental design poster session at TRB’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in January 2020.

Please submit your abstract for consideration for presentation at the TRB Annual Meeting’s Landscape and Environmental Design (AFB40) poster session. Topics that emphasize the following as they relate to transportation and environmental design are a priority for AFB40:

  • Energy and sustainability—design, policies, and practices to protect the planet.
  • Policy needs related to the built environment that should be developed prior to full adoption of autonomous vehicle technology.
  • Resilience and security—preparing for floods, fires, storms, and sea level rise.
  • Transformational technologies that will change how transportation environments should be retrofitted or rebuilt.
  • Design to serve growing and shifting populations.

AFB40 also welcomes completed and on-going projects from broad landscape and environmental design areas such as Green Streets, roadsides for pollinators, Complete Streets, transportation design impacts on Main Streets, landscape design to safeguard the public, and art in transportation, as they relate to the scope of this committee. More information on AFB40 can be found on the committee’s website.

Poster session details:

Poster sessions run for approximately 3 hours in the morning (9:30 a.m. to noon), afternoon (2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) or evening (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) depending on the day they are scheduled by TRB.

The application deadline is September 16, 2019. Applications should include name, organization, contact information, and a brief abstract describing the research and information to be presented.

Submit questions and applications to:

Robert LaRoche, TRB AFB40 Annual Meeting Poster Chair
(207) 522-0082

For information on other TRB committees’ Calls for Papers, please see the TRB website.

The 2018 TRB Annual Meeting / image: Willson McBurney

Join TRB’s Standing Committee on Landscape and Environmental Design (AFB40)

The mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. Each year, TRB’s varied activities engage more than 7,000 practitioners, including landscape architects, from the public and private sectors and academia. These volunteers contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces.

The Standing Committee on Landscape and Environmental Design (AFB40) is seeking practitioners to join the committee. TRB committee activities provide significant benefits to volunteers, to their employers, and to the transportation community. Committee friends and members network with their colleagues, receiving valuable and timely information about ongoing and recently completed research, new technologies, and current practice. They also establish professional relationships with individuals from other geographic areas and disciplines, broadening their knowledge and perspectives. These relationships often are maintained for years, providing opportunities to informally share experiences, discuss mutual problems, and obtain guidance.

To volunteer, log in to MyTRB and sign-up as a “friend” of the committee to receive correspondence and updates, and to begin participating. Go to Committees on the menu bar, then select Become a Friend of the Committee to get started.

Willson S. McBurney, RLA, ASLA, is a Senior Landscape Architect at SNC-Lavalin| Atkins and a Transportation Professional Practice Network (PPN) Officer.

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