Career Day Highlights Urban Planning

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Wendy Shabay

Urban Planner

​Shad Comeaux, Urban Planning + Design, Pearland, spoke to nearly 70 Sam Jamison Middle School students about his work on Friday, March 13. The school held a career day for fifth and sixth graders with about 25 professionals speaking about their career paths. Shad’s wife is a fifth grade math teacher at the school.

Shad’s presentation provided an overview of urban planning, examples of projects, and the educational path needed to make it a career. He said the students asked excellent questions and seemed to understand what it takes to develop cities in which they live.

Understanding he would not hold their attention for the entire 30 minutes, Shad led an activity where students planned their own fictional City of Jamison. He says the students really grasped the concept of urban planning and gave much thought to their cities.

Shad received thank you cards from all of the students, and promised to feature the group that created the best city plan on his office wall.

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Wendy Shabay, FAICP, leads a team of 24 planners and landscape architects across multiple states. She is a Vice President in our Dallas office.