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Sustainable Cities seminar: Chris McCahill

Monday, October 10, 2016
12:20pm – 1:10pm

Storrs Campus
Laurel 206

Lessons in Sustainable Transportation Planning and Policy at Innovative State DOTs

ABSTRACT: In order to move beyond the age of highway building, many DOTs are diversifying and changing the way they do business. These changes could affect the engineering profession and the transportation landscape for years to come. Learn about some of the exciting steps that agencies are taking: using big data to understand how people get around, measuring transportation system performance in new ways, and reprioritizing how money is spent.

BIO: Chris McCahill, PhD, is a Senior Associate at the State Smart Transportation Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he works with reform-oriented DOTs from around the country.Chris studied civil and environmental engineering at University of Connecticut until 2012. He then joined the Congress for the New Urbanism to work on its Project for Transportation Reform in Chicago. He was also a 2012 Fellow with the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, DC, and has written extensively on issues related to urban transportation, land use, and parking.

Contact:

Carol Atkinson-Palombo [carol.atkinson-palombo@uconn.edu]

Geography Department (primary), Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, UConn Master Calendar, Urban and Community Studies

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