Webinar, part I: Americans' Views of Transportation and Livable Communities

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Seminar Speaker: 
Jennifer Dill, Portland State University; Hugh Morris, National Association of Realtors
Seminar Cost: 
Free
Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
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The National Association of Realtors® and Portland State University conducted a nationwide survey in the 50 largest metropolitan areas, asking Americans about where they live, where they want to live, and their travel habits.

This webinar will present the key findings from that survey, including people’s preferences to live in mixed-use, walkable communities and what may help them walk, bicycle, and take transit more. The large sample (3,000) allows us to look at demographic differences, including between the generations (Millennials, Baby Boomers, etc.).

Presenters:

Jennifer Dill, Ph.D., Portland State University

Jennifer Dill is a professor of Urban Studies and Planning and the director of TREC, the transportation research and education center at PSU, which houses the National Institute for Transportation & Communities. She teaches courses in transportation policy and urban planning methods. Dr. Dill’s research focuses on the relationships between transportation, land use, health and the environment, with an emphasis on bicycling and walking.

Hugh Morris, AICP, National Association of Realtors®

Hugh Morris works for the NAR Smart Growth office and has 20 years of planning experience. At NAR he works with state and local Realtor associations to help them make use of smart growth resources to support local charrettes and comprehensive planning, among other projects. Prior to joining NAR he spent about 15 years working in transportation consulting and non-profits, including the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. He has a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from UCLA.

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