Publications and Papers

While it is common knowledge that engineers are good at engineering, it is not as common for engineers to be competent writers. Several documents are available here for download, all of which have been authored by Mr. Chellman. They are all samples of previous work that is either not complete (we’re not giving services away here!) or superceded by more current research and development in TND.

Feel free to download and read over as many as you like, then contact us if you would like to employ our services.

Nantucket Transportation Plan — These are two relatively brief documents describing aspects of traditional neighborhood design that are important with respect to transportation and travel behavior. The CNU document was prepared to, as briefly as possible, describe and explain many of these principles and it is appropriate for designers, members of planning boards and commissions, government officials, and the general public. The Nantucket document shows how the general concepts may be adapted to local conditions.

The Design of New Urbanist Streets — This document was put together for the Urban Land Institute and its April 2000 conference in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Chellman prepared this document to assist with his participation as in instructor during that seminar. Much of the text mirrors text context in the Institute of Transportation Engineer’s Recommended Practice for the Design of Traditional Neighborhood Streets (principally authored by Mr. Chellman) and the State of Oregon’s Smart Development Handbook (the street/transportation portion of which was authored by Mr. Chellman).

The Importance of Urban Design — In 1999, while working for the City of Fort Worth, the city Planning Director (Fernando Costa) asked Mr. Chellman to prepare “not more than two pages” on the importance of urban design to the City of Fort Worth for presentation to the public in less than one hour. This paper is the result.

Transportation Policies and Their Effects — The City of Milwaukee, much like the City of Fort Worth, is removing one of its elevated highways. While working with Anton Nelessen & Associates on the downtown plan, many members of the public, as well as members of the city’s public works and engineering departments felt that the city may wish to consider the removal of another of the elevated highways through the city. To help the city better understand some of the history associated with its travel and the potential ramifications of removing this elevated highway, Mr. Chellman drafted this paper.