Sustainable Transportation - What is it? With Examples from a Sustainability Icon, Norway!

APA Transportation Planning Division


Friday, August 17, 2018
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT

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As urban populations have grown, the need for sustainable transportation systems is increasingly crucial. Communities must now account for a range of complex factors in their transportation and land-use planning, including mass transit, economic development, livable communities, population density, climate change, alternative energies and more. This webinar explores the concepts behind sustainable transportation and provides an overview of successfully applying sustainable transportation principles in Norway. The webinar also covers a program at the University of Washington designed to train planners and engineers to bring a sustainability perspective to all aspects of transportation systems policy and planning.

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Ed McCormack, PhD

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Ed McCormack is the director of the Master of Sustainable Transportation program at the University of Washington where he is also a research associate professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and a adjunct research associate professor in the Department of Urban Design & Planning. He has more than 30 years of experience working on transportation issues and conducting research regarding the use of technology to improve transportation sustainability, mobility and security. He is currently focusing on researching methods to improve goods delivery in urban areas. McCormack has also helped implement transportation technology projects in one of the most sustainable countries in the world, working as a chief engineer for the Norwegian national transportation authority; led efforts to use trucking industry GPS data to develop roadway network performance for freight; explored the relationship between ... Read More

Ryan Avery, AICP

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Ryan Avery is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and a supervising transportation engineer at the consulting firm WSP. His background includes broad multimodal experience, having worked on planning studies for a variety of Puget Sound regional agencies and organizations, including Sound Transit, WSDOT, King ... Read More

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