Founded in 2011, Vitruvian Planning is a new Idaho consulting firm aiming to infuse health considerations and impacts into traditional infrastructure and long range transportation planning. The principal, Chris Danley is positioned through experience and rare educational opportunities to expand the breadth of more traditional planning models to include consideration and measures of public health by introducing methods, strategies, and techniques thereby strengthening community plans. The company motto “Bridging Health and Mobility” is not just a catch phrase but a keystone to how we seek to contribute to the planning world of Idaho and western regions.
Chris Danley, Principal
Mr. Danley has seven years of transportation planning background including experiences with long range transportation plans, corridor plans, health impact assessments, Safe Routes to School, technology integration projects, bicycle and pedestrian plans, transit-focused projects, comprehensive planning and Complete Street assessment. Additional valued experiences have included project management, transportation committee volunteer, agency liaison, and numerous conference presentations, all of which allow continual insight into both public and private perspectives.
Mr. Danley has worked in Idaho’s Treasure Valley since 2006 and held planning positions in both the public and private sectors. Some of the many experiences gained during those years include project manager, lead team member and key contributor for numerous corridor plans, land use and transportation project coordination efforts, public involvement strategies and sub area transportation projects. Mr. Danley has also helped draft public policy, implemented innovative visualization techniques and context sensitive solutions, and comprehensive planning.
Starting in the Fall of 2012, Mr. Danley is looking forward to begin teaching "Community Health and the Built Environment" at Boise State University. This course will provide an overview of the relationship between numerous community health measures and the impacts resulting from our built environment. Upon completion of this course, students will see their community in a new way and be able to recognize the long term impacts that planning and development decisions have on the health of area citizenry.
Education and Certifications
Community Health and the Built Environment
Keynote speaker; West Virginia Association of Counties (WVAOC)
Charleston Gazette Newspaper Article
Presentation and discussion of study findings for the local and statewide area issues surrounding community health and our built environment focusing on root causes, current conditions and future trends in how we have constructed our communities and the resulting impacts along with a walking tour of Charleston. Attendees were given both positive and questionable conditions specific to West Virginia including community policy, new constructions projects, and coordination efforts that would improve West Virginia's built environment to promote healthier lifestyles. Juiy 2012
Bicycle and Pedestrian & Safe Routes to School Joint Webinar, Idaho Transportation Department, January 2012
"Health Impact Assessment and Bicycle Planning: Challenge, Success and Findings" presented at Community Transportation Association of Idaho (CTAI) Annual Conference Sun Valley, ID. November 2011
“Health Impact Assessments and Other Tools for Active Transportation”, presented at Idaho Department of Health and Welfare conferences: Planning and Building Healthy Communities, New Partners for Transportation, Planning and Health, March 2011
“Rural ITS Technologies” presented to Idaho Association of Highway Districts annual conference - Boise ID. November, 2009
“LHTAC Financial Needs Assessment” presented to Idaho Association
of Highway District annual conference – Sun Valley, ID. November, 2008