Shawn R. Bryan, P.E., CFM
Nalini J Johnson, MUP, AICP
Nalini is an AICP-certified responsible and highly-skilled planner with 18 years of hands-on planning and management experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
With a dynamic background in community organizing and facilitation, her focus has been on creating highly-responsive plans that can be quickly and realistically implemented, for communities ranging in size from incorporated rural towns to large metropolitan areas. Specialized and general plan elements include housing affordability, water supply planning, transportation, capital improvement programming, comprehensive plans, zoning and subdivision regulations, among others. Care is always taken to comply with local, state and national laws; provide extensive community participation opportunities; and approach the unique cultural, environmental and political contexts with sensitivity and professionalism.
Nalini’s planning career began in Montreal, Canada, and took her to the Caribbean; the City of Chicago; and, Midwestern farming communities in Kansas. She has a personal interest in water-scarcity planning, as well as socially and environmentally-sustainable development. Nalini has traveled to more than 115 domestic and international cities, including Brussels, Delhi, Mexico City, and Montreal. Her current hobbies include e-publishing, music, aromatherapy, hiking and road travel to small farming communities. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her family, where her daughters bring a much-needed child’s perspective to urban design.
Nalini is currently a Senior Planner for URS Corporation, working out of their Overland Park, KS office. Earlier, she was with a Kansas full-service engineering firm where she prepared comprehensive, public involvement and environmental plans for clients in South Central Kansas. Her current planning focus is NE Kansas and Western Missouri. To reach her at URS, contact (913) 344-1033.