PJ Smith focuses on the following areas of planning and development:
Urban design encompasses a number of visual components and cues that "make places work", and PJ Smith focuses on elements such as street-scape design, form based coding, urban art and 'context-sensitive design' to provide towns, cities and developers with unique, place-specific design strategies.
GIS Analysis and Modeling
PJ Smith maintains a GIS database that can be used to assist in a number of planning and development needs. PJ experience in transportation network modeling, environmental risk analysis, hazard risk analysis, economic development and feasibility analysis, database creation and other diversified GIS applications. The firm works with local and regional jurisdictions to implement GIS services that can be utilized to allow for better urban planning solutions.
Complete Street Design & Analytics
In a world where the automobile is becoming the dominant form of transportation, communities are looking for alternative strategies to connect people with places that allow for a more active, engaged, and healthy community lifestyle. PJ Smith works with communities to redesign roadways for all users. In addition, PJ designs bicycle and pedestrian way-finding signage.
Coastal Resiliency: Sea Level Rise + Storm Surge Vulnerability Analysis
PJ Smith is a NOAA-Certified GIS planner with extensive experience in coastal inundation and community resiliency planning. Projects completed with the ECFRPC include the Satellite Beach Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment, storm-water system vulnerability assessments, transportation vulnerability assessments for two Transportation Planning Organizations, as well as the Local Mitigation Strategies for Volusia and Brevard County, Florida.
Transportation Applications & Predictive Analytics
PJ Smith has developed the ECFRPC "Route Condition Tool", which utilizes a conglomeration of road centerline data as well as applied predictive analytics to guide future transportation infrastructure decisions for municipalities and transportation contractors. The GIS database provides each roadway segment with a 1 to 10 "Safety Score" based on the roadway metrics and a 1 to 10 "Proximity Score" based on each roadway segment's proximity to important community features. Utilizing these two 1 to 10 scores, a final "Disparity Score" is calculated that identifies unsafe roadways in important locations that would benefit from redesign efforts.
Health Impact Assessments
PJ works with communities to identify environmental factors that impact indicators of community health. From such an assessment, targeted recommendations are developed that aim to improve community health outcomes by addressing the environmental factors.
Counter Terrorism and Emergency Management Assessments
PJ has worked on projects through his role at the ECFRPC relating to the Department of Homeland Security's Urban Area Security (UASI) program.
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