By Adeney Zo
UCLA Luskin student writer
A group of Urban Planning students looking to expand their knowledge and professional connections in the transportation world made the trip to the 93rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., earlier this month.
The TRB annual meeting is a massive event, with around 12,000 participants and 800 different sessions spanning the width and breadth of transportation studies each year. Attending this event offered the UCLA Luskin students an opportunity to meet a mix of professionals and academics working on issues and [...]
Photo credit: (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / February 4, 2014)
Reclaiming the Right-of-Way, a comprehensive toolkit on planning methods to encourage walkability and complete streets design in neighborhoods, has been named a recipient of a National Planning Achievement Award for Best Practice, presented by the American Planning Association.
The award is the latest in a string of honors for the toolkit, which is led by program manager Madeline Brozen and UCLA Luskin Urban Planning professor Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris through UCLA Luskin’s Complete Streets Initiative. Local and regional APA chapters had previously recognized the project’s contributions to planning [...]
The Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C. is always a reunion of sorts for UCLA students, faculty, and alumni who study transportation. The program is quite extensive, with nearly 800 sessions throughout the five-day meeting and over 12,000 transportation professionals in attendance. Amid these crowds, one could almost always find a fellow UCLA scholar within eyesight. UCLA sent presenters to 20 sessions this year, including a standing-room-only panel discussion on millenials and travel behavior, at which Professors Brian Taylor and Evelyn Blumenberg spoke.
Lewis Center researcher Herbie Huff has been in the news recently, commenting on bicycling in Los Angeles in connection with coverage on an organization called L.A. Bike Trains that arranges and guides bicycle commuting groups.
Ms. Huff’s latest interview on this topic was with The California Report. Click here to listen to the interview and read the story.
The Lewis Center’s Herbie Huff was recently interviewed by NPR for a story on All Things Considered on biking in Los Angeles. Click here to listen to the segment and read more about L.A. Bike Trains, an organization that arranges and guides bicycle commuting groups.
Ms. Huff is a research associate at the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the Institute for Transportation Studies, where she works to bring data and research to bear on the most pressing planning and policy questions facing decisionmakers. She holds a M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA [...]
In this issue:
- Going Mental: Everyday Travel and the Cognitive Map; Andrew Mondschein, Evelyn Blumenberg, and Brian D. Taylor
- Driving Down Diesel Emissions; Robert Harley
- From Fuel Taxes to Mileage Fees; Paul Sorensen
- SFpark: Pricing Parking by Demand; Gregory Pierce and Donald Shoup
- Parking Reform Made Easy; Richard Willson
- The Access Almanac: Vehicular ad hoc Networks – [...]