Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Context Sensitive Solutions

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Midwest Region CSD&S Workshop: Overcoming Roadblocks to Project Excellence

Aug. 24–26, 2005


In public works today, institutionalizing the Context Sensitive Design and Solutions (CSD&S) philosophy and principles continues to be a challenge. This workshop addressed tough questions and challenges from around the country as well as lessons being learned and innovations being pursued to further excellence in transportation project development using CSD&S philosophy and principles.


A combination of keynote general sessions, concurrent tracks, roundtable discussions, poster exhibits, and mobile (walking and bus tour) mini-workshops

Concurrent Tracks

  • CSD&S Education and Outreach (Knowledge Gaps, Skill Development, New Tools)
  • CSD&S Practice (Best Practices, New Paradigms, Emerging State of the Art)
  • CSD&S Acceptance (Institutional Reluctance, Measures of Performance and Success)

See workshop program for detailed descriptions of workshops.


  • State DOTs and metropolitan/regional planning organizations
  • Local governments (city, county, tribal, townships)
  • Federal Highway Administration (divisions, federal lands, resource centers)
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Stakeholder associations and nonprofit organizations
  • Community and neighborhood organizations
  • Consultants and other practitioners