ULI St. Louis YLG Presents: GRG, New + Found, and LJC on the Cross Collaboration of the Brickline Greenway


2023-02-23T17:00:00 - 2023-02-23T19:00:00

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    Great Rivers Greenway Offices at the City Foundry 3745 Foundry Way, Suite 253 St. Louis, MO 63110 United States


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    Join ULI St. Louis' Young Leaders Group for a panel discussion on the Brickline Greenway with Susan Trautman, Mark Vogl and Shaughnessey Daniels from GRG, Will Smith from New + Found, and Chip Crawford from LJC on the project’s background, goals, and progress. Come learn more about the funding strategies, development partnerships, and the role of design in bringing the Brickline to fruition. After the event, join us for a Happy Hour at the Foundry. First drink is on ULI!

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    Susan Trautman

    Chief Executive Officer, Great Rivers Greenway District

    Susan K. Trautman, CPRP is the CEO Great Rivers Greenway. Since 2010, she has been instrumental in advancing the regional vision to make the St. Louis region a more vibrant place to live, work and play by developing a regional network of greenways. Great Rivers Greenway is the public agency connecting St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County with greenways. We collaborate with 265+ municipalities, agencies and organizations across the region to deliver on the community’s vision for a vibrant, connected region. Trautman oversees initiatives that impact over 100 municipalities, creating and preserving outdoor spaces, connecting people to nature, linking and strengthening neighborhoods, encouraging healthier active lifestyles, and stimulating the economic well-being of the region. The agency is also the public steward of Proposition P, the Safe and Accessible Arch and Public Parks Initiative. A 3/16 cent sales tax approved in April 2013 which provides $100 million in public funds to match $250 million privately raised for the renovation of the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis Riverfront. Prop P more than doubled the agency’s revenue, increasing it to over $30 million annually as well as providing additional park funding for St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Trautman actively oversees the CityArchRiver project in conjunction with the leadership of the project’s many partners. Trautman’s background includes serving as the Director of Parks and Recreation with the City of Des Peres, as Planner/Principal with SWT Design, and serving the City of Clayton, Mo., as Director of Parks and Recreation and as Executive Director of The Center of Clayton. For nearly 35 years, she has been responsible for guiding the development and enhancement of numerous park and open space facilities, trails, recreation centers, and delivering successful projects such as the $27 million Lodge Des Peres and the $19 million Center of Clayton. Trautman was honored with the Missouri Athletic Club’s 2016 “Women of Distinction Award”. She was recognized in the 2014 Alive Magazine “Buzz List” as an influential leader enriching St. Louis as a partner to the CityArchRiver project. She was also recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as a “2011 Top 25 Influential Business Women” and in 2012 was awarded the “Missourian Award” for her long-time efforts in improving the quality of life in Missouri through parks and recreation services. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Regional Health Commission and is an Urban Land Institute Advisory Board member. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Recreation and Park Association and served as 2015-16 Chair of this 60,000 member organization. Among honors received under Trautman’s leadership, Great Rivers Greenway has received the 2016 Mayor’s Award; the 2015 American Society of Landscape Architect’s Award of Excellence; the 2015 Missouri Park and Recreation Association Give Back Award; the 2011 Focus St. Louis Quality of Life Award and the 2011 East West Gateway Outstanding Local Government Achievement Award. Trautman has been active with the Missouri Parks and Recreation throughout her career serving as President in 2006 and receiving the Fellow Award in 2010. Trautman previously served as a Board member for the Conservation Federation of Missouri. She is a member of the University of Missouri, School of Natural Resources Advisory Council. She has served as a STL250 Board member, helping to celebrate the 250th anniversary of St. Louis. She is also active in St. Justin Martyr parish serving on numerous committees and oversaw the renovation and additions to the church and school in 2005.


    Mark Vogl

    Project Manager, Great Rivers Greenway District

    As one of Great Rivers Greenway's senior project managers, Mark leads on local greenway planning and is also responsible for updates to our every-five-year regional plan. He enjoys walking his dogs and training for marathons (lots of them!) on greenways across the region.


    Will Smith

    New + Found

    In 2020, after starting his career in management consulting and gathering inspiration from cities around the country, Will Smith joined his dad Steve to create a fully integrated real estate investment and management company. New + Found gives homage to their unified passion for historic spaces that are often overlooked and undervalued and reimagining them into sought after destinations. At the same time, their experience in building medical and educational facilities pushes the envelope in what is possible for their institutional partners. Both Will and Steve share an equal passion for the development of places and people. They are actively building a team that is known for their commitment to all stakeholders – their community, employees, and investors. Both Will and Steve share an equal passion for development and love for people. They are actively building a team that is known for their commitment to each other and their investors.


    Chip Crawford

    Managing Director, Lamar Johnson Collaborative

    Chip Crawford, RLA, FASLA, LEED, GA Senior Principal Chip is a practice builder, creative thinker, and problem solver. An award-winning Landscape Architect, Chip has more than 30 years of experience leading some of the world’s most complex planning, landscape architecture, and urban design projects. A true collaborator, Chip connects with clients and has a unique ability to stimulate creative thinking and problem solving, bringing proven expertise and the freshest thinking to the table. He has dedicated his career to being a steward for the public realm, creating inspiring places for people. Work History • LJC St. Louis, MO July 2012-Present • HOK St. Louis, MO January 1984- July 2012 • Booker Associates St. Louis, MO Fall 1981-January 1984 • Laubman Reed Associates Atlanta, GA Summer 1981 Education • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture | Kansas State University | Manhattan, KS Civic Activities • Fellow, American Society Landscape Architects • Urban Landscape Institute Management Team • Kansas State Distinguished Alumni Fellow • St. Louis University Boeing Institute of International Business • Board Member Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation • Past President, Landscape Architecture Foundation • Member, Ceo’s for Cities • Speaking Engagements: ASLA National Convention: International Practice, Sustainable Cities Future’s Initiative: LAVASA, CoreNet National Conference: Fully Integrated Thinking, ULI Committee Conference-Paris, France, Sustainable Cities Land Lab Competition Juror, Fully Integrated Thinking Workshop Leader, Kansas State University Alumni Lecture, Pecha Kucha Presentation, University of Maryland Sustainable Cities Conference, ULI Panel Moderator 2014: Building Healthy Places The Convergence of People and the Built Environment Achievements • ASLA National Honor Award- Dasve Village Master Plan, CNU Charter Award- Dasve Village Master Plan, Honor Award- Confluence Greenway AIA, CNU Charter Award- Confluence Greenway


    Shaughnessey Daniels

    Civic Engagement Manager, Great Rivers Greenway

    Shaughnessy Daniels is the Civic Engagement Manager at Great Rivers Greenway where she leads the agency’s efforts to gather critical input to guide planning and implementation for greenway projects. Shaughnessy’s career has been focused on strengthening communities and the people that live within them. She has a long history and broad range of experience in non-profit development, community and capacity and local civic efforts. Prior to joining Great Rivers Greenway Shaughnessy served as Vice President of Community Supports at St. Louis Arc, a local non-profit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Vice President at Urban Strategies Inc., a national non-profit that provide social and economic supports families affected by broad-scale community redevelopment. Shaughnessy also served as Assistant to the President at St. Louis 2004, a citizen-based initiative to launch major regional revitalization projects including Great Rivers Greenway! Shaughnessy is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she earned a B.A. in communications. She also holds a graduate certificate in Organizational Leadership from Saint Louis University.