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Urban Engineer

In association with Zazzle.comToday I am an Urban Engineer. I work with planners, architects and landscape architects to design the urban fabric. I prefer this title to that of Civil Engineer when I’m working primarily on subdivisions and associated services.

Sometimes I am a Civil Engineer. I do all the things that Civil Engineers do; project manage design and constructions, I design roads and stormwater and water treatment plants and pump stations.

But today I’m feeling more creative than that, I’m building communities, places for people to build their dream home, I’m saving trees, protecting creeks, and making transportation easy and sensible. Urban Designer is a nice title, but I’m still an Engineer, so Urban Engineer it is, for today.

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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.