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4 Lectures on Future of Transportation, starting March 6

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SHIFTING GEARS: FOUR DISCUSSIONS ON THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
Admission is free, and reservations are required for all lectures.
Email cstudies@sfu.ca or call 778.782.5100.

Are Today’s Transportation Agencies Ready for Tomorrow’s Challenges?
March 6, 7 pm. Speaker: Michael Meyer, Director of the Georgia Transportation Institute and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver

Dr. Michael Meyer has literally written the book – not to mention chaired the committees, led the departments and received the recognition – on transportation planning. He will call on his comprehensive experience and knowledge to explain the intricacies of transport policy, to better understand our current dilemmas and challenges, from the need for better transit to the environmental and health considerations that have emerged as top priorities.
Panel includes Councillor Peter Ladner, George Puil, and Stuart Ramsey
Lecture/Panel details: http://www.sfu.ca/city/PDFs/ShiftingGears_Meyer.pdf

Transportation Strategies for Healthier Communities
March 19, 7 pm. Speaker: James Sallis, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University; Director, Active Living Research

The Market for Walkable Urban Development
April 25, 7 pm. Speaker: Christopher B. Leinberger, Metropolitan Land Strategist and Developer, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC

Our Transportation Future
May 22, 7 pm. Speakers: TBA.

This series is sponsored by by the Bombardier Foundation and the Active Transport Lab at the University of British Columbia. Program partner: Simon Fraser University City Program.

Written by Stephen Rees

February 13, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Posted in Transportation

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