Impacts of Transportation and Urban Systems on Health and the Environment Webinar Series



Title of Webinar Presenter Location Link

November 1, 2019 
Time: TBA

Heterogeneous traffic flow: how agent interactions shape collective properties 

Jai Li, Texas Tech


November 8, 2019

1:40 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Health Co-benefits of Active Transportation for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Neil Maizlish, Visiting Researcher, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village Watch Video

November 22, 2019

1:40 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Caltrans’ Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Program

Rachel Carpenter, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Branch Chief, California Department of Transportation

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village Watch video


Transforming Hillsborough County’s Transportation Future

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
11 am-1 pm EST

There are tremendous opportunities in Hillsborough County at this time. We can create a safe, sustainable transportation network and build the kind of vibrant, walkable places that bring opportunity, economic development, and support a higher quality of life for our residents. Commissioner Kemp is looking forward to joining other women leaders in transportation in Hillsborough County to have a conversation about how they can work together to accomplish these goals. She will be joined by Jean Duncan, P.E. Director of Transportation and Stormwater Services for the City of Tampa, Cassandra Borchers, AICP, Chief Development Officer of PSTA, and Beth Alden, AICP, Executive Director of Hillsborough County MPO.

Transforming Hillsborough County’s Transportation Future


The Equal Distribution of Freedom

Beth Alden 
AICP, Executive Director 
Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization for Transportation 
Tampa, Florida 

Nationally-renowned transit planner Jarrett Walker has said, “The discussion of equity in transportation … is at its best a study of the equal distribution of freedom.” Ms. Alden will discuss the intersection of access, public health, safety, and multimodal transportation investments in Tampa and Hillsborough County, reflecting on the use of tools such as scenario planning and performance-based programming to collaboratively reshape priorities in our community. 

This seminar took place on March 28, 2019.

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The Equal Distribution of Freedom
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Where Matters: Health and Economic Impacts of Where We Live

Lawrence D. Frank
Professor and Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Transportation and Health
University of British Columbia
President, Urban Design 4 Health, Inc.

New evidence linking built and natural environment features with physical activity, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stress, and sense of community will be presented. These finding are based on large scale health surveillance databases (40,000-50000 N) with address information spatially linked with detailed measures of regional transportation accessibility, walkability metrics, and green space. Results have been integrated into decision-support scenario planning tools (California and National Public Health Assessment Models) designed to predict health impacts of contrasting land use and transportation investment proposals at the neighborhood, corridor, and regional scale. 

This seminar took place on March 25, 2019.

Where Matters: Health and Economic Impacts of Where We Live webpage
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Multimodal Planning for SIS

Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) represents the state’s largest and most significant transportation facilities including airports, spaceports, seaports, rail corridors, passenger terminals, transit, waterways, and highways. The SIS serves as the primary avenue for implementing Florida’s long-range transportation vision and SIS facilities receive the highest priority for transportation capacity improvements. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Systems Implementation Office Manager Huiwei Shen, SIS Planning Manager Chris Edmonston, and SIS Administrator Jennifer King shared how the SIS plans for multimodal facilities.

This seminar took place on March 6, 2019.

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