John Lazzara is the Transportation Business Group Manager in Chicago. He started his career as a transportation engineer at HDR in 1989. He specializes in Phase I preliminary engineering design and environmental studies with an emphasis on public and agency outreach. He also serves on HDR’s sustainable transportation leadership team. John’s interest in green infrastructure has evolved from environmental compliance to Context Sensitive Solutions to third-party sustainable infrastructure rating systems. He is driven by the opportunity to plan and design infrastructure projects that will benefit generations to come. John has served as president of the Sustainability Committee for the Illinois section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and is currently a section president for ASCE Illinois.