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Hannah Twaddell

Hannah Twaddell is President and founder of Twaddell Associates, LLC, a consulting practice specializing in community planning, public engagement, facilitation, and education. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, the firm provides planning, facilitation, and educational services to communities, government agencies, and private organizations across the U.S.

Before setting up Twaddell Associates, Hannah was a Senior Transportation Planner with Renaissance Planning Group, where she has worked on transportation planning and public involvement projects in several states. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (in Charlottesville) and as chief staff to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Twaddell reported on transportation planning issues for the Planning Commissioners Journal from 2004 to 2012. She is also currently a columnist for the PlannersWeb.

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Challenges & Opportunities

Eight of our regular contributing writers take a brief look at various challenges and opportunities facing planning commissions and their communities.

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Happy Trails: Greenways for Everyone

Across the country, citizens are increasingly calling for improved and expanded multi-use trails, both for recreational and commuting purposes. Transportation planner Hannah Twaddell outlines a “four-step path” to developing a successful greenway trail.

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Ready for Car Sharing?

Car sharing is taking off across North America. It offers a way of reducing auto use, while providing increased transportation options and yielding financial savings to users. A look at how car sharing programs work and some of the key issues involved.