The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is offering a series of Lunch and Learns starting this summer! Lunch and Learns bring together people from diverse backgrounds and organizations in an informal atmosphere to collaborate and learn how you can drive personal, team and business development to the next level. These events are offered every third Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m. The sessions in the Lunch and Learn series are all part of the Long-Range Plan discussion.
NOACA is keeping a close eye on the developing situation surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by limiting social interactions and in-person meetings. Our number one goal is the safety and well-being of our residents, visitors and communities throughout Northeast Ohio. As such, NOACA will not entertain any in-person participation at the NOACA headquarters until further notice. Therefore, the Lunch and Learn sessions will be conducted as virtual meetings for now.
Cross-Talk: “Engineer-Speak” & “Planner-Speak” for Better Understanding and Collaboration
A tight relationship between planners, designers and engineers is crucial to workflow and working together to produce the best community project. Whether these disciplines speak to aesthetics, function, standards or operations, sometimes transportation and infrastructure projects suffer because planners, designers and engineers don’t always speak the same language when developing projects. In this session, learn how a planner’s view of a project or situation may differ from an engineer’s viewpoint, and how an awareness of those differences can lead to more successful projects and more productive relationships.
• Nancy Lyon-Stadler, PE, PTOE, Cleveland Office Lead, WSP
• Katelyn Milius, City Planner, Department of Planning and Development, City of Lakewood
• Alex Pesta, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, City Architecture
• Eva D. Vargas, PE, AICP, Project Engineer, Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects, Division of Engineering and Construction, City of Cleveland