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  • 1. SALEM BUSH1407 Thomas Ln. • Blacksburg, VA 24060 • 540-421-7576 • bushsalem@gmail.comEDUCATIONUniversity of Georgia, Athens, GAMaster’s of Environmental Planning and Design, May 2012James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VABachelor of Science in Geography, June 2006RELEVANT COURSEWORK and EXPERIENCEInternship: Renaissance Planning Group - Charlottesville, VA, September 2012-November 2012 Responsibilities include transportation and land use consultant planning, GIS mapping and document production. Clients included VDOT, VDRPT, EPA, and various city and county governments. Classes: City Planning, History of Urban Planning, Planning Law, Professional Hand Graphics, Computer Graphics, GIS, Planning Ecology, Ethics and Professional Practice, Environmental Planning Studios at the small, medium and large scalesTechnical Skills: Arc Geographic Informations Systems, AutoCad, Adobe Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Micorsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, 3D Modeling and SketchUp, Professional Hand Graphics, Exceptional Presentation SkillsThesis: Bike Shares: Past, Present and Future and a Bike Share Feasibility Study for Athens, GA A well rounded study of bike share models in an effort to create guidelines for communities interested in imple menting their own system. ArcGIS and Adobe Suite software was used to design a twenty station system with two hundred bikes for Athens, GA..Graduate Assistant to the program head, gathering and preparing information and maps for the Summer Assistantship: of 2011 Jicorito Master Plan in Jicarito, Honduras. Projects: Jack R. Wells Low Income Housing Charrette in Athens, GA, Spring 2011(Porfolio available A design charrette fueled by public hearings intended to correlate subsidized and market priced housing together. upon request) Urban design solutions were implemented to triple the number of onsite residences while sustaining the natural environment. 9th Street Station TOD Master Plan in Charlotte, NC, Fall 2011 mixed use development plan oriented around the 9th Street light rail stop in downtown Charlotte. Plan included A sketches, details, diagrams, schematic drawings and a master plan. Jicarito Master Plan in Jicarito, Honduras, Summer 2011 A public and private land use plan with emphasis on preventing further hurricane damage to the community. Intensive inventory of ecological issues including storm water run off and flooding were fundemental to the plan. Clayton County Water Authority Master Plan, Marrow, GA, Fall 2010 A land use plan geared toward strategic and economic development, while maintaining the natural environment of the site. Ecological aspects of the site were examined to determine futre development. TOD Master Plan for Lovejoy Station, Marrow, GA, Spring 2010 A mixed use development situated around a planned light rail station in a rural community ten miles south of Atlanta. Urban design solutions were used to create a mixed use pedestrian mall based on the clients recommendations. Designing Walkable Neighborhoods around Timothy Elementary School, Athens, GA, Fall 2011 A land use plan encouraging walkable neighborhoods in a suburban/commercial area of Athens.
  • 2. SALEM BUSHEnvironmental Planning and Design Portfolio
  • 3. 9th Street Station Charlotte, NC Fall 2011 The Plan Transit-oriented development plan for future station on the Charlotte Light Rail Blue Line. The site lies on the edge of Center City with a great deal of development potential. Goals of project include improving connectivity, Proposed retaining a neighborhood Land character, activating area with mixed use and Use including ample by impervious surface with open space. FloorFigure Ground and Current Land Use Current Circulation Proposed Additional Ciruclation 1
  • 4. 9th Street Station Charlotte, NC Fall 2011 Master Plan Graphics: AutoCad, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Hand-drawn with pen and watercolors 2
  • 5. Designing walkable neighborhoods ATHENS, GA Fall 2011The goal of this project was to construct a redevelopment plan in the Atlanta Highway, TimothyRoad and Epps Bridge Parkway. The priorities of the redevelopment plan were to:1. Increase residential density to bring more people within a walkable distance of Timothy Elementary school, retail, and office facilities.2. Increase the amount of affordable housing, focusing on apartments and condominium buildings.3. Realign Atlanta Highway/Timothy Road intersection to improve traffic flow.4. Add roads where needed to improve connectivity.5. Improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity through the addition of paved, multi-use trails.Graphics: AutoCad, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, ArcGIS, 3
  • 6. THE GACDS PLAN ATHENS, GA Fall 2010 The Plan The plan strives to provide office space to house the Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors (GACDS) and associated organizations. The proposed design allows public access to walking trails, community agriculture, and demonstration gardens. Signs and exhibition areas offer passive eduction opportunities regarding wildlife species and conservation tecniques; additionally, dedicated conference rooms, pavilions, and demonstration areas allow for in depth workshops. The overall design adheres to the principles embodied by the GACDS by connecting academic enrichment to the natural environment. 4
  • 7. CCWA LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN MARROW, GA Fall 2010 The Plan The plan emphasizes land conservation and an opportunity for the Clayton County Water Authority to make an economic profit. The major components of the plan include land conservation, recreational opportunity, residential development, mixed use development, and a utility educational facility. There is economic opportunity for the CCWA site with mixed use and residential development, while still allowing for most of the property to remain forested. The mixed use and single family neighborhoods on the property all have access to major roads and are designed in an efficient manner to keep the natural integrity of the land. The design of the forested area that runs throughout the site emphasizes an organic shape to allow for riparian buffers and wildlife corridors. 5
  • 8. CCWA SW CORNER LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN MARROW, GA Fall 2010 The Plan The major themes of this design were to include transit-oriented-development with a population that can support a rail station. This design offers a variety of development, but is primarily mixed use. There are many office and commercial buildings mixed with residential. With this type of density and mixed use, congestion and automobile traffic can be a problem. Attempting to alleviate these issues, I have laid out as little pavement as possible, while still providing manageable automobile circulation and ample parking. The most important aspect of this design is to create a uniquely pedestrian friendly environment. The central portion of the design, east of the station platform and in-between the three round-abouts is a pedestrian mall. The auto independent mall is achieved with a bridge that connects the north and south round-abouts and parking decks located on both ends. The lower left part of the design has a hotel with commercial surrounding it, as well as two apartments. The upper left corner of the design is office mixed with medium density residential. The lower right part of the design is a research/office park. The middle section of the design has the two parking decks and a pedestrian mall with high density mixed use. The far right side of the design is single family detached lots with apartments in the middle. 6
  • 9. ATHENS BIKE SHARE FEASIBILITY STUDY Athens, GA Spring 2012The bike share feasibility study was part of mythesis and ArcGIS was integral todetermining number of bikes and number andplacement of stations. The graphic to the rightshows an appropriate radius drawn around thecenter of Athens to use to determine censustracts to conduct a population study anddetermine the right amount of bikes and stations.The bottom three graphics show the factorsused in a GIS weighted overlay to determine thestation placement. The factors includedresidential density, bike lanes, important culturallandmarks, grocery stores, vicinity to bus stops,popular destination points, slope, andgovernmentally owned property. 7
  • 10. Athens bike share feasibility study Athens, ga spring 2012 Station placement results based on the weighted overlay Results of weighted overlay for stations placement N 0 4000 feet 8
  • 11. 3D MODELING CORRIDOR STUDY CHARLOTTESVILLe, VA 2012This is a project I worked on to show various modal circulation around transit stops in a densely populated urban environment. The above illustration shows eighth,quarter and half mile buffers around the center of the densest development. The image on the upper next page shows the auto circulation of the area. It includes ahalf mile buffer of circulation within the site (red) the centers and through corridors intended to have a faster posted speed around the site (blue). The image on thelower next page includes other modes of circulation through the site including freight (purple), public transit (blue), bicycle (orange), and pedestrian (green). 9
  • 12. 3D MODELING CORRIDOR STUDY CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 2012 10
  • 13. GIS WORK Athens, GA 2012 GIS Weighted Overlay to determine best areas for park space Land-use map generated with Arc Editor Tool 11
  • 14. CCWA SW CORNER LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN ATHENS, GA Fall 2011 12
  • 15. PHOTOSHOP and sketch up work Athens, GA Spring 2011 13
  • 16. Hand Graphics 14
  • 17. SALEM BUSH1407 Thomas Ln. • Blacksburg, VA 24060 • 540-421-7576 • bushsalem@gmail.comEDUCATIONUniversity of Georgia, Athens, GAMaster’s of Environmental Planning and Design, May 2012James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VABachelor of Science in Geography, June 2006RELEVANT COURSEWORK and EXPERIENCEInternship: Renaissance Planning Group - Charlottesville, VA, September 2012-November 2012 Responsibilities include transportation and land use consultant planning, GIS mapping and document production. Clients included VDOT, VDRPT, EPA, and various city and county governments. Classes: City Planning, History of Urban Planning, Planning Law, Professional Hand Graphics, Computer Graphics, GIS, Planning Ecology, Ethics and Professional Practice, Environmental Planning Studios at the small, medium and large scalesTechnical Skills: Arc Geographic Informations Systems, AutoCad, Adobe Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Micorsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, 3D Modeling and SketchUp, Professional Hand Graphics, Exceptional Presentation SkillsThesis: Bike Shares: Past, Present and Future and a Bike Share Feasibility Study for Athens, GA A well rounded study of bike share models in an effort to create guidelines for communities interested in imple menting their own system. ArcGIS and Adobe Suite software was used to design a twenty station system with two hundred bikes for Athens, GA..Graduate Assistant to the program head, gathering and preparing information and maps for the Summer Assistantship: of 2011 Jicorito Master Plan in Jicarito, Honduras. Projects: Jack R. Wells Low Income Housing Charrette in Athens, GA, Spring 2011(Porfolio available A design charrette fueled by public hearings intended to correlate subsidized and market priced housing together. upon request) Urban design solutions were implemented to triple the number of onsite residences while sustaining the natural environment. 9th Street Station TOD Master Plan in Charlotte, NC, Fall 2011 mixed use development plan oriented around the 9th Street light rail stop in downtown Charlotte. Plan included A sketches, details, diagrams, schematic drawings and a master plan. Jicarito Master Plan in Jicarito, Honduras, Summer 2011 A public and private land use plan with emphasis on preventing further hurricane damage to the community. Intensive inventory of ecological issues including storm water run off and flooding were fundemental to the plan. Clayton County Water Authority Master Plan, Marrow, GA, Fall 2010 A land use plan geared toward strategic and economic development, while maintaining the natural environment of the site. Ecological aspects of the site were examined to determine futre development. TOD Master Plan for Lovejoy Station, Marrow, GA, Spring 2010 A mixed use development situated around a planned light rail station in a rural community ten miles south of Atlanta. Urban design solutions were used to create a mixed use pedestrian mall based on the clients recommendations. Designing Walkable Neighborhoods around Timothy Elementary School, Athens, GA, Fall 2011 A land use plan encouraging walkable neighborhoods in a suburban/commercial area of Athens.