Amanda brings a fresh perspective and new ideas for engaging with our local community and for implementing Complete Streets, urban trail and greenway, and placemaking projects. With experience implementing contextual, place-based urban trail projects and conducting community-based and economic development research, Amanda offers a values-based approach to complement the engineering and design process, with a focus on active transportation.
Louis leads Gresham Smith’s landscape architecture studio and is a senior landscape architect and urban designer. Louis is a former president of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and past board member of the Congress of New Urbanism Midwest Chapter. A leader in the field of urban design, Louis has led multi-modal and active transportation planning and implementation projects across Kentucky and the southeast. Louis has been integral to the Town Branch Commons Greenway in Lexington, KY, Danville, KY’s current downtown Main Street project which is slated to break ground in summer 2022 and the development of the Chattahoochee RiverLands 100-mile Greenway Plan in Atlanta, GA. Each of these projects and many more prioritize placemaking, sustainability, connectivity, and creating economic opportunity all while dealing with the complexities of equity, environmental justice, improving accessibility and inclusion in underserved/resourced communities.