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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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Let’s Plan on Walking

Cities and towns are increasingly recognizing that walkability plays a key role in achieving broader economic and social goals, such revitalizing urban centers, creating a sense of place in suburbs, and reclaiming the attractiveness of small towns.

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The Journey from Farm to Table

The food we consume literally travels the globe. We can now get just about any food we want, at any time of year, if we are willing to pay the costs — financial and environmental — of transporting it. A look at how food moves.

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Corridors Through Our Communities

From the old riverboat world of the Mississippi to the crowded arterials of today’s cities and towns, transportation corridors have played a critical role in American life. Hannah Twaddell explains why planning for our corridors makes sense.

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Making the Connection

The benefits of “street connectivity” have received growing attention from planners. Hannah Twaddell looks at what’s behind this interest in interconnected streets.

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Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School programs are being implemented in communities across the country. Transportation planner Hannah Twaddell provides a primer on “SR2S.”