PSU Transportation Seminar: Driving the Future: Intersection of Emerging Transportation Technologies and Energy Consumption

Friday, December 1, 2023, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. Formerly known as the Friday Transportation Seminar series, we've opened up PSU Transportation Seminars to other days of the week to better accommodate attendance. You can always watch online via Zoom.



The world of transportation is in a constant state of evolution, with emerging technologies offering greater efficiency and safety in our daily lives. However, these innovations at the same time also have far-reaching impacts on energy sectors. The rise of electric and autonomous vehicles is set to quickly transform the residential energy consumption pattern. A critical question to consider is: “How can we ensure that our energy infrastructure is ready to meet the changing demands”. To adequately prepare for this...

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Webinar: Assessing Cool Corridor Heat Resilience Strategies for Human-Scale Transportation

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT


Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, and the implications of heat impacts range from individual transportation users, to emergency management services, and entire transportation networks and systems. In this presentation, we'll cover key concepts for urban planning and heat resilience, including heat mitigation and management strategies. Additionally, we will discuss the original NITC-sponsored data collection evaluating one such cool corridor strategy--PlusTI cool pavement rejuvenator--and the associated challenges of researching impacts of strategies on human-comfort in natural and built environments.


The audience will walk away with:

  • an understanding of planning for urban heat resilience;
  • the ability to recognize and differentiate heat mitigation and management strategies;
  • an understanding of the impacts of heat on transportation users and systems;
  • an ability to explain the challenges of evaluating local impacts of strategie.


This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communites (NITC) and conducted at the University of Arizona. Read more about the project: Assessing Cool Corridor Heat Resilience Strategies for Human-Scale Transportation.



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