Jeffrey Brown (MA 1998, PhD 2003), Douglas Gregg Doyle (PhD 2003), and Daniel Baldwin Hess (PhD 2002) were each appointed to tenure-track faculty positions during the 2002-2003 academic year. Jeffrey Brown will begin as an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University in the fall of 2003. His dissertation is entitled "The Numbers Game: The Politics of the Federal Surface Transportation Program," and was chaired by Professor Brian Taylor. D. Gregg Doyle started his position as an Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obisbo last fall. Dr. Doyle filed his dissertation, "Only a Nobody Walks: The Decline of Pedestrian Trips in the United States," during the winter 2003 quarter; Professor Randall Crane was the chair of his committee. And Daniel Hess completed his dissertation, entitled "Reconciling Incompatible Zone Systems in Metropolitan Planning" and chaired by Professor Brian Taylor, in June 2002. Dr. Hess began a visiting position at the University of Buffalo -- State University of New York in the fall; this spring he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Planning.
In October 2002 the University of California hosted a symposium on traffic congestoin as part of its Lake Arrowhead Transportation-Land Use-Environment policy symposium series. The symposium was so well received that some who attended suggested holding a similar symposium on the East Coast. The program has been modified somewhat to emphasize more prominently policy issues relevant to the upcoming TEA-21 reauthorization, but the objective remains the same: to foster dialogue on the causes and consequences of congestion, and to explore technical and institutional strategies for mitigating congestion. For more information, please contact Yumi Hori at (310) 825-7885. Refer to the Events page for details.
As you know, the Department holds an informal celebration to give a good send-off to graduating students and to present awards to both graduating and continuing students. The Community Scholars will receive their certificates. *All* students and faculty are invited. We usually have food, drink, music, dancing, and fun and the presentation of the awards is the only formal part, and even that is not very formal! You are invited to bring fiends and family. DATE -- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2003 TIME -- 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor patio of PPB. Agenda for the evening: 5:30 - 6:00 Appetizers 6:00 - 7:00 Presentation of Student Awards 7:00 - 8:00 Buffet Dinner (catering by Vinaigrettes) including wine, beer, and dessert