Oct 23, 2020


Lessons from Davis in Sustainable Transportation and Land Use Planning


1:40pm - 3:00pm


Remote instruction


Davis, CA is unique in the American context for its transportation and land use systems.  In 2004, thanks to Prof. Susan Handy, I had the opportunity to live in Davis for two months.  That two-month sojourn had a profound impact on my subsequent research and teaching career as it afforded me the opportunity to experience America’s premier bike city.  In retrospect, that stay in Davis changed not only what subject I chose to research, but also the very way in which I conducted research.  In this talk I would like to share with you the story of how Davis has continued to shape my thinking about transportation and urban planning.

Biographical Sketch

Norman Garrick is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Garrick is also a former member of the national board of The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and a CNU Fellow. He specializes in the planning and design of urban transportation systems, including transit, streets, street networks, parking, bicycle and pedestrian facilities. His research and writings have reached a wide audience through outlets such as The Washington Post, The Denver Post and The Hartford Courant, The Atlantic CityLab, Planetizen, New Urban News, Streetsblog, and Streetfilm.  In addition to his academic career, Dr. Garrick has worked as transportation consultant on numerous design charrettes including urban revitalization projects with the Prince of Wales Foundation in Kingston, Jamaica and in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Dr. Garrick is the recipient of the Transportation Research Board’s Wootan Award for Best Research Paper in policy and organization and is a Fulbright Fellow.

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