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How Transportation Can Unlock Economic Development

This initiative created an opportunity to learn about the neighborhood where the Obama Presidential Center will be located and provided visions for transportation and unlocking economic development.

CCAC members participated in a three day sprint and unveiled their visions for enriching the existing community.

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Project Scope

The project goals included:

  • Enhancing Woodlawn as a destination

  • Improving transit and mobility 

  • Catalyzing sustainable economic development

  • Engaging the Community

Work Product

This Initiative outlined ways to synthesize institutional, city, and community goals to drive cultural, economic, infrastructural, community, and ecological development throughout Woodlawn. The CCAC team identified Woodlawn's assets, isolated the neighborhood's over-arching issues, and created a proposal to enrich Woodlawn's legacy of as a connected, vibrant, and resilient neighborhood. Learn more about the CCAC's proposals by reading the full presentation below.


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CCAC's Executive Director, Executive Board members, and Sprint participants share their experiences with this Initiative and their perspectives on optimizing transit to unlock economic opportunities in the Woodlawn community. View the full video at the link below.


Sprint Acknowledgments

CCAC Sprint Organizers:

Andrew Moddrell, PORT Urbanism 

Tyler Meyr, Forum Studio


CCAC Sprint Planning Committee:

Malek Abdulsamad, Related Realty

Andrew Broderick, Perkins+Will

Anezka Gocova, Forum Studio

Brandon Hummel, The Law Offices of Brandon G. Hummel

Natnael Moges, Denton’s

Will Press, The John Buck Company 

Aaron Spiering, JGMA Architecture


Special Advisors:

Kevin Byrnes, Byrnes & Walsh

P.Barton DeLacy, DeLacy Consulting 




Sprint Sponsors:

Michael Csar, Partner, Drinker Biddle

Greg Hummel, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

Tyler Meyr, Principal, Forum Studio

Special Acknowledgements

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