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Spring 2013 Transportation Seminar Series

Free and Open to the Public
Fridays at 12:00 noon (Pacific Time Zone)

Urban Center, Room 204

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Spring 2013

Date Seminar Topic Speaker Archive
April 5

Walking and Biking on their Own: Modeling Children's Independent Travel to Neighborhood Parks and Schools

Joe Broach, PhD Candidate in Urban Studies, PSU
April 12

Healthy Food Accessibility and Food Deserts in Seattle, Washington

Junfeng Jiao, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Ball State University

April 19

Oregon DOT Jurisdictionally Blind Safety Program

Doug Bish, Oregon DOT

April 26

Four Types of Cyclists: What do we know and how can it help?

*Presentation Slides*

Jennifer Dill, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, PSU
May 3 Lessons Learned from the Transportation Buzzword "Livability"

Lisa Aultman-Hall, University of Vermont

May 10 Schedule-based Public Transportation Planning Model and Integration with Other Transportation Planning Models Hyunsoo Noh, PhD Candidate, University of Arizona
May 17

Making Urban Transport Sustainable: Comparison of Germany and the USA

*Presentation Slides*

Ralph Buehler, Virginia Tech
May 24

Are Bicycling and Walking “Cool?”: Adolescent Attitudes about Active Travel

Tara Goddard, PhD Student in Urban Studies, PSU
May 31 Skateboarding as Transportation: Findings from Exploratory Research

Tessa Walker, MUS Student, PSU

June 7 Inaccessible Accessibility: low-income households and barriers to the “new American dream” Arlie Adkins, PhD Candidate in Urban Studies, PSU
* Speaker sponsored by Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium Visiting Scholar Program


Tentative Schedule: speakers and topics subject to change.
Seminars are free and open to the public, and may be taken for credit.
Please join us: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center on the Portland State University campus [click for campus MAP], at the corner of SW Mill Street and Sixth Avenue in downtown Portland.

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  • You may be able to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) toward your Oregon engineering licensure. See rules.
  • Further information or to suggest speakers: Jon Makler [email] or Sophie Goss [email]