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TRANSP Seminar: Brad Collett, “Visions at the Nexus of Transportation and Water Resources”

Date: Thursday, February 2

Time: 3:40 pm - 4:55 pm

Location: 327 John D. Tickle Building

Serving the transportation needs of existing populations and that of the state’s projected population growth is very much at the center of existing water quality challenges, future water quality threats. Proactive thinking, strategic transportation investments, and creative planning and development approaches will be necessary to mitigate these challenges through a more compact, transit-oriented development pattern supported by a diversity of complementary, efficient and clean transportation options. Brad will share proposals developed in the School of Landscape Architecture that speculate about future relationships between transportation systems, the built environment, and our shared water resources.


Brad Collett is an Assistant Professor in the Department Plant Sciences with a faculty appointment to the UT School of Landscape Architecture.  His teaching and research interests include landscape performance, specifically watershed stewardship through operative landscapes and low impact planning, design and development. In partnership with the College of Architecture and Design’s Governor’s Chair for Energy and Urbanism, he is co-Principal Investigator for The Tennessee River Project, a multi-year, watershed-based planning and design project that launched in Fall 2016.

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