Oregon Summer Transportation Institute 2019 at Portland State University

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 12:00pm PDT to Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:00pm PDT

 

OVERVIEW

This one-week, coed residence camp offers any student entering the 9–12 grade an immersive introduction to the workings of the Portland transportation system.

Half of each day is spent in the classroom hearing from PSU faculty and guest lecturers from ODOT, the FHWA, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, the Port of Portland, and various other public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area.

The other half is spent outside, in field tours of Portland’s transportation infrastructure and public spaces. Planners, engineers and designers come from all over the country to see Portland’s unique transportation system in action, and researchers use it as a testing ground for the most innovative solutions in safety, sustainability and livable efficiency. 

Students will work in groups to solve a real-world transportation problem and use the skills they have gained to present a solution at the end of the camp.

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GIS Day Camp at Portland State University

Monday, July 8, 2019, 10:00am PDT to Friday, July 12, 2019, 4:00pm PDT
Transportation Training for High School Girls - GIS Day Camp at Portland State University

 

OVERVIEW

Maps have been used for centuries to help humans understand our world. In contemporary times, we use a mapping technology known as “GIS”, which stands for Geographic Information Science. GIS is rooted in the science of geography, and uses many of the same skills of ancient map makers, now enhanced by the use of state of the art digital technology and software. Join us at this one week day camp for high school girls to become familiar with GIS by creating and interpreting maps and doing spatial analysis, using data from the City of Portland to visualize some compelling urban transportation issues.

The day camp, held in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) lab of PSU’s Engineering Building, consists of lectures, instruction sessions, field work, and applied activity all related to GIS and transportation issues. The class will have a special focus on transportation equity and accessibility for all. Students will be introduced to fundamental topics around transportation such as safety, infrastructure, accessibility, and equity. They will also learn geographic concepts such as latitude and longitude, scale, and map elements, as well as the basics of ArcGIS — importing data, exploring spatial databases, and visualizing data in different ways through map design. Students will get to make their own print and interactive web maps using data from their city and neighborhoods.

The camp also includes a field trip where students will...

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National Summer Transportation Institute 2019 at Portland State University

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 12:00pm PDT to Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00pm PDT

 

OVERVIEW

This one-week residence camp offers any student entering the 9–12 grade who identifies as female an immersive introduction to the workings of the Portland transportation system.

Half of each day is spent in the classroom hearing from PSU faculty and guest lecturers from ODOT, the FHWA, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, the Port of Portland, and various other public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area.

The other half is spent outside, in field tours of Portland’s transportation infrastructure and public spaces. Planners, engineers and designers come from all over the country to see Portland’s unique transportation system in action, and researchers use it as a testing ground for the most innovative solutions in safety, sustainability and livable efficiency. 

Students will work in groups to solve a real-world transportation problem and use the skills they have gained to present a solution at the end of the camp.

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IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Monday, July 15, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
IBPI Workshop at Portland State University - Comprehensive Bikeway Design

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (June 20–21) and Planning for Active Transportation: If You Build It, Will They Come? (July 21–23).

COURSE OVERVIEW

As communities have put bikeway plans into effect, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t -- how to plan effectively, design correctly and make investments that get results. We’ve distilled those lessons into this course, which covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, field tours, and design exercises. 

Instructors draw from their...

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IBPI Workshop: Planning for Active Transportation: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Sunday, July 21, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
IBPI Workshop at Portland State University - Planning for Active Transportation

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (June 20–21) and Comprehensive Bikeway Design (July 15–19).

COURSE OVERVIEW

This three-day workshop offers strategies for building and strengthening communities around increased walking and bicycling. You'll learn and experience firsthand the design of various, successful active transportation programs that incorporate these strategies.

We'll kick it off with city staff on a behind-the-scenes learning tour of Portland's Sunday Parkways, the city's premiere Open Streets initiative that attracts over 80,000 participants annually. The subsequent days will delve into other transportation demand management and transportation options programs that play a key role in helping more people to bike, walk, and use transit.

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Transportation & Communities Summit 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 at Portland State University

The eleventh annual Transportation & Communities Summit will be held at Portland State University on September 19–20, 2019.

Join us at the 11th annual Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 (see full schedule)! This annual event at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon connects national mobility-focused research to local practice through breakout panel presentations, PechaKucha, posters, and networking between academics and practitioners.

The conference will center around three themes: Intersection of Transportation and Housing / Land Use; New Mobility in Active Transportation; and Multimodal Data: Collecting, Processing, Analyzing, and Using.

This year we’re excited to welcome our keynote Ben Wellington—a data scientist and policy analyst from New York, NY. The founder of I Quant NY, his data analysis has influenced local government policy including changes in NYC street infrastructure, the way New Yorkers pay for cabs and the design of NYC subway vending machines, and his talk on urban data was featured on TEDTalks. He is a contributor to The New Yorker, and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the City & Regional Planning...

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