April 30, 2010

Mobility, Place-making, and Economic Competitiveness

Speaker(s)

Dr.Robert Cervero, STC Distinguished Speaker, Professor of City & Regional Planning; Director, University of California Transportation Center; Director, Institute of Urban & Regional Development

Abstract

This talk focuses on the importance of striking a balance between building transportation infrastructure and advancing sustainable urbanism as an economic development strategy. International case experiences are examined with respect to freeway-to-boulevard conversions, joint development, green TODs, and ped-access bus rapid transit.

Biographical Sketch

Robert Cervero works in the area of sustainable transportation policy and planning, focusing on the nexus between urban transportation and land-use systems.  Presently, he is Chairman of the International Association of Urban Environments and the National Advisory Board of the Active Living Research Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and serves on the editorial boards of six scholarly journals.  He is a frequent advisor and consultant on transport projects, both in the U.S. and abroad.  In 2004, Professor Cervero was the first-ever recipient of the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning Research and has twice won article of the year from the Journal of the American Planning Association. He has served as a Fellow for the Urban Land Institute and the World Bank Institute.