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

Oct
14
Tue
APA LA Event: Planning For The Sharing Economy @ Maker City LA
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Technology is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and use space. Cities have always facilitated the sharing of space, infrastructure, and culture, but our newfound connectivity is elevating the “sharing economy” to a level with impacts for land use and transportation planning, economic and community development, and sustainability. As these new models challenge current practices, outdated rules, and vested interests, how can planners and policymakers best capture their positive and negative effects?

“Planning for the Sharing Economy” will use the lens of urban planning to focus a forward-thinking conversation on transportation network companies, short-term rentals, co-working spaces and more among academics, policymakers, and practitioners. Confirmed participants include:

Rick Cole, LA City Deputy Mayor of Budget & Innovation
Mark Vallianatos, Policy Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College
Brian Taylor, Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Paavo Monkkonen, Assistant Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Marzia Zafar, Policy & Planning Director, California Public Utilities Commission
Eric Spiegelman, President, LA City Taxicab Commission
Christine Outram, Invention Director, Deutsch LA and Founder, City Innovation Group
Robert Egger, Founder, LA Kitchen
Paula Daniels, Founder, LA Food Policy Council
DW Ferrell, Executive Director, Localism

The conversation will be moderated by James Brasuell, Managing Editor, Planetizen. Additional details to be announced.

On-site parking will be available for $5. Free street parking is also available.For more information and to purchase tickets, view the event listing.

Nov
3
Mon
Transportation Brown Bags @ Room 5391 PAB
Nov 3 @ 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.

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.