Oct
1
Wed
Regents’ Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan Reception and Lecture @ California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The UCLA Department of Urban Planning and The Luskin School of Public Affairs present

UCLA Regents’ Lecturer Janette Sadik-Khan

 

5:30 PM Reception

6:30 PM Lecture

California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium

570 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

 

Janette Sadik-Khan is Principal with Bloomberg Associate, and she is a Former Commissioner of New York City Department of Transportation.  

Internationally recognized for her expertise in transportation issues, public policy development and innovative finance, Sadik-Khan implemented an ambitious program to improve safety, mobility and sustainability throughout NYC, and ensured a state of good repair on the city’s roads, sidewalks and bridges. Sadik-Khan oversaw a series of innovative projects, including creating more pedestrian space in Times Square and along Broadway from Columbus Circle to Union Square, the planning and launch of seven Select Bus Service routes and the nation’s largest bike share program, the addition of nearly 400 miles of bicycle lanes and the installation and design of more than 60 plazas citywide, and the publication of a Street Design Manual and Street Works Manual, which defined new standards for creating more durable and attractive streets.

 

 

Oct
6
Mon
Transportation Brown Bags @ Room 5391 PAB
Oct 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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Come by bike, by car, on foot, skateboard, or on a moped…. but be there!

Join UCLA Transportation Faculty, Students, Staff, and Alumni the first Monday of each month for a lunchtime transportation seminar…bring your lunch!

Speakers will be students, faculty, staff and alumni, visiting scholars, and invited visi-tors. They will share the fine transportation research and project work going on in the school and beyond. Our classes are chock full of learning opportunities but they do not present a complete picture of the ongoing work in the field at UCLA and nearby. These presentations and informal discussion will complement classroom learning and help Transporters get to know one another.

Speakers and topics will be posted on the ITS website as they are scheduled.

Oct
9
Thu
8th Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture In Transportation @ 2355 Public Affairs Building
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
8th Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture In Transportation @ 2355 Public Affairs Building | Los Angeles | California | United States

What Good Is it? Reflections On The Utility Of Travel In A Resource-Constrained Era

5:00-6:00pm Reception (3rd Floor Patio, UCLA Public Affairs Building)

6:00-7:30pm Lecture (Room 2355, UCLA Public Affairs Building)

 

This event will be live-streamed! Register in advance for the GoToWebinar

Lecture Description

It is customary for transportation professionals to consider travel as a disutility to be minimized, laden with negative externalities needing mitigation — preferably by curtailing vehicular travel. This talk attempts to restore some balance to our collective view of travel, beginning with reviewing a broad range of reasons why we travel. Recent scholarship related to the positive utility of travel is presented, including subjective assessments of the travel experience and the contribution to the utility of activities conducted while traveling. Some associated societal implications and policy issues are discussed, and directions or future research are suggested.

Speaker Biography

Patricia Mokhtarian is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. She joined Georgia Tech in 2013, after 23 years at the University of California, Davis, where she was a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, associate director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and founding chair of the interdisciplinary MS/PhD program in Transportation Technology and Policy. Key research interests include the impacts of land use on travel behavior, the impact of tele­com­munications technology on travel behavior, attitudes toward travel itself, and travel multitasking. Prior to joining the UC Davis faculty in 1990, she worked for several years in regional planning and consulting in Southern California.

Dr. Mokhtarian has specialized in the study of travel behavior for more than 30 years and has authored or co-authored more than 200 refereed journal articles, technical reports, and other publications. She is a North American co-editor of Transportation, and serves on the boards of six other transportation journals. Her PhD is from Northwestern University.

About the Lecture Series

Professor Martin Wachs retired from the University of California in 2006, after spending 25 years as an Urban Planning faculty member at UCLA and 10 more as a Civil & Environmental Engineering and City & Regional Planning faculty member at UC Berkeley. In his honor, students created the Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation, which rotates each year between the Berkeley and UCLA campuses. The lecture features prominent and innovative scholars and policymakers who draw on many years of research and thinking in transportation and/or urban planning. The lecture is attended by transportation faculty and students from all reaches of California, scholars from related fields and disciplines, and transportation and planning practitioners and officials from across the United States.

AICP (CM) credits available

Free and open to the public

RSVP at: mokhtarian.eventbrite.com

Nov
3
Mon
Transportation Brown Bags @ Room 5391 PAB
Nov 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

BrownBagWebBanner

Come by bike, by car, on foot, skateboard, or on a moped…. but be there!

Join UCLA Transportation Faculty, Students, Staff, and Alumni the first Monday of each month for a lunchtime transportation seminar…bring your lunch!

Speakers will be students, faculty, staff and alumni, visiting scholars, and invited visi-tors. They will share the fine transportation research and project work going on in the school and beyond. Our classes are chock full of learning opportunities but they do not present a complete picture of the ongoing work in the field at UCLA and nearby. These presentations and informal discussion will complement classroom learning and help Transporters get to know one another.

Speakers and topics will be posted on the ITS website as they are scheduled.

Dec
1
Mon
Transportation Brown Bags @ Room 5391 PAB
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

BrownBagWebBanner

Come by bike, by car, on foot, skateboard, or on a moped…. but be there!

Join UCLA Transportation Faculty, Students, Staff, and Alumni the first Monday of each month for a lunchtime transportation seminar…bring your lunch!

Speakers will be students, faculty, staff and alumni, visiting scholars, and invited visi-tors. They will share the fine transportation research and project work going on in the school and beyond. Our classes are chock full of learning opportunities but they do not present a complete picture of the ongoing work in the field at UCLA and nearby. These presentations and informal discussion will complement classroom learning and help Transporters get to know one another.

Speakers and topics will be posted on the ITS website as they are scheduled.