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Shifting Scales | Renaissance of a Park System | Parks Comprehensive Planner, Urban Designer & Project Manager, 2011-2014

With a population of 42,000, Burlington Vermont’s system of parks, trails, and open/recreation spaces serve myriad roles for the city: social, recreational, economical, and ecological. The system is comprised of 37 parks on 520 acres. Master Plan A comprehensive, community-driven park system plan focused on 7 system themes: People, Wellness, Connection, Stewardship, Community, Service, & Impact. The plan was done in conjunction with department rebranding and wayfinding design. BTV Bike Path The rehabilitation of an 8-mile multi-use path that runs along the Lake Champlain waterfront. The path is the spine of Burlington’s sustainable transportation network. Pause place Through the BTV Bike Path rehab, three prototypes (rest stops, information stops & mini parks) were formalized to increase engagement along the waterfront & connect the community to adjacent amenities. O.N.E. Parklet Prompted by a community request to explore traffic calming, the permanent street closure set the stage to reclaim recreation space in the City’s Old North End. The installation features a street mural, plantings, boulders, movable furniture, and sometimes dancing.


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Jen Stauber Francis, LEED AP (BD+C), CPRP / Master of Architecture / Master of Urban Design, 2006