NITC Reception at TRB 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020, 8:00pm to 10:30pm PST
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8:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST

The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) invites you to join us for our annual reception at the 99th Annual TRB Meeting for a night of networking, fun, and bingo made especially for you transportation wonks.

And once again, we've bought out the whole bar (Fadó Irish Pub)! We had over 300 folks join us last year, and we're looking forward to it again.

We'll be running networking bingo (transportation style*), and handing out big and small prizes - provided by our research consortium of six NITC universities (Portland State UniversityUniversity of OregonOregon Institute of TechnologyUniversity of UtahUniversity of Arizona and University...

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Webinar: Assessing the Impacts of New Mobility on Cities

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

OVERVIEW

Autonomous vehicles (AVs), e-commerce and the sharing economy are rapidly changing land use and transportation in cities. City leaders and professional planners are wondering how these technologies will change how they plan and operate cities. For the past year, the University of Oregon’s Urbanism Next Center and Sustainable Year Program focused staff and students on helping the cities of Gresham and Eugene better understand the potential impacts of a wide-range of topics and  study a variety of potential responses to address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities. These topics include issues related to safety, social equity, active transportation, sustainability and environmental impacts, design and management of the right-of-way, and the metropolitan footprint. In addition, the cities thought about city operations and budgeting and how they can inform decision-making, manage innovation, and consider the fiscal impacts and new mobility revenue.

During this webinar, the Urbanism Next researchers will discuss the research they conducted to help the cities navigate new mobility and emerging technologies. Researchers will discuss how cities are preparing for new mobility and autonomous vehicles in a way that supports goals around land use, active transportation, more equitable forms of travel, and greenhouse gas emissions.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

Audience will learn:

  • The potential...
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Student Study Abroad 2020: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands

Sunday, June 21, 2020, 8:00am PDT to Saturday, July 4, 2020, 5:00pm PDT

Offered through the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation program at Portland State University's Transportation Research and Education Center, this four-credit PSU study abroad program (CE 495 / 595) presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context. If you're looking for the one-week version of this course for professionals, see here.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The course creates an immersive experience to explore the Dutch approach to cycling, transit, innovative mobility and land use. The curriculum will feature material that provides a comparison between U.S. and the Netherlands problems, priorities, and solutions. Specific emphases on planning and engineering principles, policy, and practice will be explored through field trips, tours and guest lectures, while visiting Utrecht, Amsterdam, Delft, and Houten. Students completing this course will develop a broader understanding...

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Professional Study Abroad 2020: Active Transportation in the Netherlands

Sunday, June 21, 2020, 8:00am PDT to Sunday, June 28, 2020, 5:00pm PDT

Offered through the Intiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) program at Portland State University's Transportation Research and Education Center, this 36-credit professional study abroad program presents an introduction to active transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context. If you're looking for the two-week version of this course for students, see here.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Practitioners are invited to attend this one-week study abroad course biking in the Netherlands. Curriculum will compare U.S. and Netherlands problems, priorities and solutions with specific emphasis on design and engineering principles. Leading bicycle professionals responsible for creating and maintaining the Netherlands' world-class bikeway system will teach the Dutch approach to bike and pedestrian planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The instruction and interaction with other participants will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and teach you the...

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