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May

8th Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation: What Good Is It? Reflections on the Utility of Travel in a Resource-Constrained Era
Dates: May 19

5:00-6:00pm Reception (3rd Floor Patio, UCLA Public Affairs Building)

6:00-7:30pm Lecture (Room 2355, UCLA Public Affairs Building)

Free and Open to the Public

RSVP: mokhtarian.eventbrite.com 

CM Credits Available

 


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April

2014 UCTC Student Conference April 17-18 at Cal Poly Pomona
Dates: Apr 17 - 18

 

cal poly student conference logo

Registration is now open for the 2014 UCTC Student Conference April 17-18 at Cal Poly Pomona!


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March

Grand Illusions and Hard Realities: Ideas for Reinventing the Ways We Travel
Dates: Mar 10

When: Monday, March 10th at 12:00pm

Where: Public Affairs Building, Room 2343

Lunch will be provided.


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January

UCLA in DC Reception
Dates: Jan 14

UCLA in DC Reception

TRB 93rd Annual Meeting
Dates: Jan 12 - 16

Plan now to attend the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, an information packed program that will attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C. on January 12-16, 2014.

ITS Events - 2013

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December

The Tea Party and Property Rights Activists: Pushing Back Against Agenda 21 & Sustainable Communities Planning
Dates: Dec 2

The Tea Party exploded on the U.S. scene after President Obama’s 2008 election, and its role in national politics has been well researched. Less studied is the fierce opposition Tea Party and property rights advocates have directed at local and regional sustainability planning efforts.

Dr. Frick will present research findings from her comparative case analysis of regional planning efforts in both the San Francisco Bay Area and Atlanta, examining participants’ motivations, their use of the web and social media to communicate, organize, market their cause and refine their strategies, as well as planners’ responses and impacts on practice.


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November

Implications of Climate Change Legislation in California
Dates: Nov 25

Professor Ann Carlson will discuss California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32, and its application to the transportation sector. She will focus on the centerpiece of AB 32, California’s comprehensive cap-and-trade program, as well as the Pavley automobile greenhouse gas standards, the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and legal challenges to the California program.

What Every Planner Needs to Know about Transit Route Planning
Dates: Nov 18

Kurt Luhrsen will review the important questions successful planners must ask during any route planning exercise. In addition, his discussion will touch on the various analytical tools and methods that are available to assist planners when they are evaluating different solutions to particular transit service-related issues.

Changing Streets: Measuring the Economic Impact of Street Improvements in New York City
Dates: Nov 18

Often, when street improvements — including protected bike lanes, widened sidewalks, and pedestrian plazas— are made, they compete with dedicated lanes for curbside parking and automotive traffic. A key question is whether these improvements strengthen or dampen the economic vitality of adjacent retail businesses. In a new study, Bennett Midland LLC found evidence that the improvement projects contributed positively to economic activity in the neighborhoods around the improvement sites. In his talk, Eric Lee will present this original research.


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May

Searching for Bipartisanship In an Era of Partisanship: Lessons from Federal Transportation Policy
Dates: May 30

Historically transportation policy has been among the least partisan realms of federal policy-making.  And indeed, the new surface transportation bill signed into law by President Obama last year was a legislative success in a Congress marred by deep partisan rifts in many other areas of public policy.  In this panel we will hear from two knowledgeable and respected federal transportation policy experts who have in recent years led a concerted effort to effect meaningful transportation policy change and find common ground across increasingly sharply drawn political lines in Washington. 


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March

UCTC Research Conference
Dates: Mar 1 - 2

Join us at the 2013 UCTC Research Conference.


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February

Complete Streets Conference 2013
Dates: Feb 28

The 2013 UCLA Complete Streets Conference will highlight recent accomplishments, explore new research, and present implementation examples and benchmarks to create multi-use street environments that promote vibrant, healthy and active communities.

Living Car Free: Toronto's Bold Actions to Create a Truly Sustainable City
Dates: Feb 27

As mayor of Toronto, David Miller promoted an agenda which addressed key transportation and environmental issues. In this lecture, Mayor Miller will address his tenure helming Canada’s largest city — a tenure during which he led Toronto’s movement toward a sustainable future. Special emphasis will be placed upon the development of a future Light Rail Transit system that will connect communities across the city. 

Century City Center: Land Use, Planning, and Traffic Impacts
Dates: Feb 13

Sarah Shaw of JMB Realty Corporation and Patrick Gibson of Gibson Transportation Consulting will discuss the proposed Century City Center -- a new high rise office complex proposed for the last developable site in Century City. Their talk will highlight recent developments in land use planning and traffic impact analyses, as well as efforts to certify the first LEED-platinum high rise office building in Los Angeles.


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January

2013 UCLA TRB Reception
Dates: Jan 15

You're invited to the 2013 Institute of Transportation Studies Reception at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Tuesday, January 15 at La Tomate Bistro in Washington, D.C.

TRB 92nd Annual Meeting
Dates: Jan 13 - 17

Plan now to attend the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting, an information packed program that will attract more than 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C. on January 13-17, 2013.

ITS Events - 2012

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December

Transportation and Environmental Justice
Dates: Dec 5

Lecture by Martha Matsuoka, Michele Prichard, and mark! Lopez.

Martha Matuoka is an assistant professor of Urban & Environmental Policy at Occidental College, Michelle Prichard has been a senior fellow to the UCLA School of Public Affairs since 2007, and mark! Lopez is the Lead Organizer of EYCEJ.


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November

Bicycling and Walking in the Developing World
Dates: Nov 29

Lecture by Martin Wachs, director of the Transportation, Space & Technology Program at RAND and Profesoor of Urban Planning at UCLA. His most recent work focuses on transportation finance in relation to planning and policy.

Territorial, Socioeconomic and Sustainability Lessons from Developing High-Speed Rail in Spain
Dates: Nov 28

Through the Windshield: A Planner's View of Transit Operations
Dates: Nov 26

Lecture by Duncan Watry. Duncan Watry is senior planner for BART and has 30 years of experience in public transportation, including service and operations planning, capital planning, and network restructuring.

Evaluating the Relative Merits of Bus and Rail Transit
Dates: Nov 7

Tom Rubin is a mass transit consultant in Oakland, Calfornia. He has served as Controller-Treasurer of the Southern California Rapid Transit District.

 


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October

Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America
Dates: Oct 31

Professor John Pucher, an expert in travel behavior and policies regarding bicycling will give a lecture titled, "Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America."

High-Speed Rail Projects Around the World: Lessons Learned
Dates: Oct 18

Join us on Thursday, October 18 for a conversation with Christopher Nash and Louis Thompson, who together will discuss lessons learned from high-speed rail projects around the world. Nash and Thompson will also touch on issues connected to California’s own high-speed rail project.

When: 12:00pm Lunch, 12:30pm Program

Where: Room 2355 Public Affairs Building

 

2012-2013 Transportation Lecture Series at the Lewis Center
Dates: Oct 18 - Nov 29

Come join the Lewis Center's 2012-2013 Transportation Lecture Series!

Additional upcoming lectures in the series will be posted periodically.

Goods Movement Planning in Southern California
Dates: Oct 8

Join us for this lecture by Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). 

Room 2343, Public Affairs Building

Free and Open to the Public

RSVP: uclalewisctr@gmail.com

For More Information: lewis.ucla.edu/events 


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May

Private Public or Public Private Partnerships
Dates: May 30

The work of Michael Schneider, Managing Partner of InfraConsult, has spanned highway & toll road development, urban & intercity transit, innovative financing programs, and public-private partnerships.

Wednesday, May 30

2355 Public Affairs

3:30 - 5:00pm

Through the Windshield: A Planner's View of Transit Operations - Spring Transportation Speaker Series
Dates: May 23

Duncan Watry, Senior Planner for BART, has 30 years of experience in public transportation, including service and operations planning, capital planning, and network restructuring.

Wednesday, May 23

156 Royce Hall

2:00 - 3:20pm

UCLA Luskin's Brian Taylor Featured in
Dates: May 21

Brian Taylor, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the Lewis Center and a professor of Urban Planning, was featured prominently in aUCLA Today story on what has come to be known as "The Rampture" -- major reconstruction of on- and off-ramps at Wilshire Boulevard and the 405 Freeway.

A Financially Distressed Industry: Examining Cost and Subsidies In Public Transit - Spring Transportation Speaker Series
Dates: May 14

Brian Taylor, Professor of Urban Planning and Director of UCLA Leiws Center, studies how society pays for transportation systems and how these systems serve people who have lower levels of mobility.

Monday, May 14

2343 Public Affairs

3:30 - 5:00pm

The State of Rapid Transit in Los Angeles County - Spring Transportation Speaker Series
Dates: May 9

Paul Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority served as Deputy CEO of OCTA before working at METRO.

Wednesday, May 9

156 Roycle Hall

2:00 - 3:20pm

Federal Investments in Public Transit - Spring Transportation Speaker Series
Dates: May 7

Therese McMillan is Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration and also serves as a Senior Fellow of the UCLA Luskin School.

Monday, May 7

2355 Public Affairs

3:30 - 5:00 pm


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April

High Speed Rail - Spring Transportation Speaker Series
Dates: Apr 30

Tim Higgins, Associate Director at CityLab, is an architect by training and an urban designer and community planner by practice. Previously, he was Associate Director of the Florida Planning & Development Lab.

Monday, April 30

2343 Public Affairs

2:00 - 3:20pm

New Directions in Goods Movement - Spring Transportation Speaker Series
Dates: Apr 23

Martin Wachs, Professor Emeritus at UCLA in Urban Planning, formerly served as the director of the Transportation, Space, and Technology Program at the RAND corporation.

Monday, April 23

2355 Public Affairs

2:00 - 3:20pm

Lewis Center Spring Transportation Speaker Series 2012
Dates: Apr 16 - May 23

A series of transportation lectures hosted by the UCLA Lewis Center in collaboration with UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies.

What's New in Travel Demand Management - Spring Transportation Speaker Series
Dates: Apr 16

Peter Valk, President and Founder of Transportation Management Services, uses Transportation Demand Management strategies to address mobility, access, & environmental quality.

Monday, April 16

2343 Public Affairs

2:00 - 3:20pm


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March

UCTC Faculty Research Grant Proposals - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Dates: Mar 15


The UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies is currently soliciting proposals to examine topics related to transportation and (1) environmental sustainability, (2) economic competitiveness, and/or (3) livability.  We will fund projects up to $120,000, though most awards are between $20,000 and $60,000.  Proposals are due 
March 15th, and the one-year projects will be conducted during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Details on applying for funding can be found in the links below:

  • UCTC Faculty RFP Overview (PDF)
  • UCTC Faculty RFP Submission Instructions (DOCX)
  • Summary Budget Spreadsheet (XLS)
  • Line Item Spreadsheet (XLS)
  • ALL FILES ZIPPED (ZIP)

 


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January

UCLA ITS Reception at the 91st Annual TRB Conference
Dates: Jan 23

The UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies will be hosting a reception at the 91st annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board:

Monday, January 23
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

La Tomate
Dupont Circle
Corner of Connecticut Avenue and R Street N.W.
1701 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009

91st Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting
Dates: Jan 22 - 26

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels. The information-packed program will attract more than 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C., January 22-26, 2012.

The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,000 presentations in nearly 650 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will address the spotlight theme for 2012: Transportation: Putting Innovation and People to Work.

More details at: http://trb.org/Meeting/

 

ITS Events - 2011

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December

1st Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG)
Dates: Dec 7 - 10

The objective of the conference is to provide a unique forum within India for the interchange of ideas among transportation researchers, educators, managers, policymakers from India and all over the world, with the intention of covering all modes and sectors of transport (road, rail, air, and water; public and private; motorized and non-motorized) as well as all levels (urban, regional, inter-city, and rural transport) and for both passenger as well as freight movement, in India. Also address the transportation related issues of safety, efficiency, economic and social development, local and global environmental impact, energy, land-use, equity and access for the widest range of travelers with special needs.


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October

21st Annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium
Dates: Oct 16 - 18

The UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium is a collaborative enterprise that brings together researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders each fall to discuss and debate the transportation – land use – environment connection.  This fall, we will focus on the increasingly central role of energy in the transportation – land use – environment connection.  Rapidly rising global oil prices and the ongoing nuclear power crisis in Japan suggest that this topic is timely and important. 


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April

The Harvey Perloff Lectures on the Future of Urban, Regional, and Planning Scholarship: Daniel Rodriguez
Dates: Apr 21

"Avoiding the Abyss: Making Planning Relevant"

Perloff Speaker Karen Umemoto Thursday, April 7th!
Dates: Apr 7

Karen Umemoto

Professor

Urban and Regional Planning 

University of Hawai'i at Manoa  

 

 

"GOT CULTURE? ARE YOU SURE? The roles, meanings and significance of 'culture' in planning"

  


Thursday, April 7
, 2011  

Light Lunch at 12:00 pm

Lecture from 12:30 to 2:00 pm

5391 School of Public Affairs Building


Prof Emeritus Marty Wachs returns! Please join us to welcome him back
Dates: Apr 6

Please join the Lewis Center and Urban Planning Department for hors d'oeuvres and refreshments to welcome

 

Professor Emeritus  

 

Martin Wachs  

 

back to UCLA

 Wednesday - April 6, 2011 - 12:30-2:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 5391)


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February

2011 UCTC Student Conference
Dates: Feb 24 - 25

The graduate students of the Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) and Transportation Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley would like to invite you to the 17th Annual University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) Student Conference. Abstracts for posters and presentations are currently being accepted and are due by January 14, 2011. Registration information will be available in early December, 2010.

 

Fifth Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation
Dates: Feb 3

"What's Wrong with U.S. Public Transit Policy?"

Now in its fifth year, the annual Wachs Lecture draws innovative thinkers ot the University of California to address today's most pressing issues in transportation.  Created by students to honor Professor Martin Wachs upon his retirement from the University, the lecture rotates between Berkeley and UCLA, the campuses at which Marty taught.


 


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January

90th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting
Dates: Jan 23 - 27

The 90th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting will be held from January 23th – 27th, in Washington DC.  This will be an information-packed program that will attract more than 10,000 transportation professionals from around the world.  The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 3,000 presentations in nearly 600 sessions addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2011 is Transportation, Livability, and Economic Development in a Changing World. More details will be posted on the TRB website as they become available.

UC Transportation Center TRB Reception
Dates: Jan 23

UC Transportation Center TRB Reception


Hosted at the UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Fehr & Peers at TRB in Washington, DC
Dates: Jan 23 - 27

Now is your chance to speak with one of our professionals about potential opportunities for you at Fehr & Peers. If you are a student planning to attend the TRB Annual Meeting on January 23-27, 2011, and you have an interest in a career at Fehr & Peers, please go to www.fehrandpeers.com/trb to submit your cover letter and resume.

 Fehr & Peers is a transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Tour LA's mighty River! -- Elysian Valley to Long Beach
Dates: Jan 8

Everyone in Los Angeles has seen the LA River, and has heard that it's being revitalized. But who knows where it is, exactly--and what exactly is happening on its banks?
 
Join us as we walk and drive along the river, to talk about its central role in the city's history and the necessity of the ambitious revitalization to LA's future.

 

ITS Events - 2010

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November

Happy GIS Day!
Dates: Nov 17

This year’s event is titled Discovering LA County through GIS. We are reaching out to County residents, government employees, and students to show them how county and city governments use GIS to make better decisions.  Colleges are invited to showcase their programs in GIS for folks who want to learn more.  The audience varies in its understanding of GIS, so we are looking to illustrate that the use and value of GIS are limited only by imagination. Lewis Center Spatial Analysis Group will have a booth present with our GIS Coordinator, Norman Wong.


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May

Leon Hoffman Urban Technology Conference
Dates: May 13 - 14

Bi-annual Leon Hoffman Urban Tech Conference is a technology forum on issues relevant to urban lifestyles.


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March

Measuring Progress towards Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets
Dates: Mar 5

 March 5, 2010: With SB 375, California has embarked on an unparalleled effort to control greenhouse gas emissions through the integration of regional transportation and land use policy and planning.  At the cornerstone of SB 375 is a non-binding regional greenhouse gas target that serves as the basis for mid-term regional land use and transportation planning.  This symposium addressed the long-term challenges to target setting and implementing effective transportation GHG reduction policies.


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January

Sacramento Research-Policy Lunch Series on Financing California’s Transportation System: Strategies for Moving from Crisis to Stability
Dates: Jan 28 - Mar 6

Three lunchtime workshops were held in Sacramento this year as part of an educational series to promote dialogue between research and policy communities.The workshops generated rich discussion, comments, and questions, and gave senior level legislative staff members, policymakers and other stakeholders an opportunity to hear from researchers on the topic of finance

  •  January 28, 2010 - "Transportation finance in California: How did we get here and where are we headed?"
  •   March 4, 2010 - "Moving toward a sustainable transportation finance system: Obstacles and opportunities"
  •   March 6, 2010 - "Setting a clear path forward for a federal, state, and regional transportation agenda." 
Transportation Policy Lecture Series
Dates: Jan 27 - Apr 19

 

v  January 27, 2010: “Transportation Issues In and Lessons From the Developing World,” Rui Wang, Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Urban Planning.

v  February 1, 2010, “Transportation Policy, Poverty, and Sustainability: History and Future,” Dr. Martin Wachs, originally delivered as the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lecture at the 2010 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

 

v  February 3, 2010, “Plans for Managing Goods Movement in Southern California,” Hasan Ikhrata, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).

v  February 10, 2010, “High-Speed Rail Planning in Metropolitan LA: an Update,” Paul Taylor, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

v  February 24, 2010, “Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Rail Transit in Honolulu,” Panos Prevedouros, Professor, University of Hawai'i.

v  March 3, 2010, “What Can/Are Local Governments Doing to Better Manage Parking?” Donald Shoup, Professor, UCLA.

v  March 3, 2010, “Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Go Mainstream,” Ryan Snyder, Ryan Snyder Associates, LLC.

v  April 19, 2010, “Current Issues in Transportation in NYC: Three New York City Transportation MegaProjects that Affect National Transportation Policy,” Robert Paaswell, Interim President, City College of New York and Director Emeritus of UTRC.

ITS Events - 2008

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September

Transportation Planners meeting
Dates: Sep 29

The first Transportation Planners meeting will be on Monday, September
29th at 2 PM in room 5273 of the Public Affairs Building. If you're
interested in transportation policy and planning -- and how can you
not be? -- we'd love to see you. Among other things, we'll discuss
plans for the year and what events we want to hold.

Transportation Orientation
Dates: Sep 24

If you are interested in learning more about Transportation Policy and Planning at UCLA, please join us for an informal gathering of transportation students and faculty on Wednesday, September 24 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM in Public Affairs Building, Room 2343.


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May

Application and Use of Travel Models
Dates: May 19

Come listen as two experts in the field of transportation speak about local area applications of travel demand forecasting.


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April

Transporters Meeting
Dates: Apr 22

The Transporters are meeting up after Professor Marty Wachs's talk on Tuesday to continue planning an upcoming symposium (we are collaborating with the engineers - yay north/south campus interaction!) If you'd like to be in on this, or just want to hang out with the coolest transportation planners-in-training you'll ever know, stop by our meeting on Tuesday, April 22 between 1:30 and 2 in room 3343 (next to the UP office.)

SPEAKING of Professor Wachs, he is giving entitled "Small Change and Big Changes: Transportation Policy and Finance" as part of his candidacy to become the next dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs on Tuesday in room 2243 starting at 12. The TPTB tell us that there will be LUNCH provided.

Public Private Partnerships for Transit Oriented Development and Affordable Housing,
Dates: Apr 17

The UCLA Urban Planning Conference, "Public Private Partnerships for Transit Oriented Development and Affordable Housing," will take place on Thursday, April 17, from 8:30-12:45 pm, at the Japanese American National Museum in Downtown, Los Angeles.   Please take this time to REGISTER TODAY!
 

For conference information, please visit:  http://www.spa.ucla.edu/up/ppp


For conference registration, please visit: http://www.spa.ucla.edu/up/webfiles/PPP/PPPRegistration.pdf

 
All proceeds from the conference will be given to student scholarships.

 
We hope to see you there!


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January

UCTC Student Conference - UC Santa Barbara
Dates: Jan 31 - 2

The conference offers students working on transportation issues an opportunity to present their work and discuss research issues with other students and faculty.

ITS Events - 2007

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November

Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation
Dates: Nov 29

Please join us for the second annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation, to be given on Thursday Evening November 29, 2007 at UCLA. This lecture series was created by students and alumni to honor Professor Wachs upon his recent retirement from the University of California. Conceived as an annual event, the lecture attracts innovative thinkers to address the most pressing issues in transportation. Each year, the Wachs Lecture will rotate between Berkeley and UCLA, the campuses at which Marty taught. Please join us for the second annual lecture: The second annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation Given by Professor Tony May Institute for Transport Studies University of Leeds, England Keeping the City: A 40 Year Quest for Sustainable Urban Transport
5th Russian Scientific and Technical Conference: Polytransport Systems
Dates: Nov 21 - 23

Conference Aims
Experience share among higher schools and research institutions on transport system development and interactions, and representation and exposition of new engineering findings.

Conference Topics
1. Development and improvement of advanced polytransport systems: prospects, concepts, strategies and policy;
2. Ecology and energy conservation technologies for transport;
3. Traffic safety;
4. Reliability, diagnostics and maintenance of vehicles;
5. Transportation, transportation management and logistics;
6. Vehicles and engines: design and manufacturing;
7. Road-building and technological machines and equipment;
8. Transport infrastructure: roads, railways, bridges, terminals;
9. Professional development: support and innovation

Conference structure
The following forms of participation in the conference are available:
1. Plenary sessions;
2. Section sessions;
3. Correspondence (publication only)
correspondent participants are also offered to represent e-paper as a presentation (MS Power Point, AVI-Video, Macromedia Flash)

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October

7th International Conference "Transport Systems Telematics 2007"
Dates: Oct 17 - 19

Telematics and technologies of data transformation play fundamental role in transport systems of steering and management. They are the aim of a lot of present practical transport systems.

The basic aim of the conference is promotion of modern products, information and telematic systems as well as management transport systems.

Exchange of opinions will contribute to cooperation among scientists and research workers in transportation sphere, professionally and scientifically connected with telematics in transport systems. The subject of the conference will also permit to meet the firms with potential percipients. That gives the opportunity of acquaintance with scientific researches.

There will be presentations, advertisement brochures in conference materials and stalls in the exhibition hall. The conference advertisement makes possible to present the publishing houses at the conference.


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September

Transportation Orientation
Dates: Sep 26

If you are interested in learning more about Transportation Policy and Planning at UCLA, please join us for an informal gathering of transportation students and faculty on Wednesday, September 26 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM in Public Affairs Building, Room 2355.

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August

11th Biennial Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy Policy
Dates: Aug 21 - 24


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April

Optimization of maintenance and replacement policies for a system of
Dates: Apr 25

This research addresses the determination of optimal maintenance and replacement policies for a system of heterogeneous facilities. The problem of optimizing maintenance and replacement policies at the system level is formulated in a reliability-based framework, based on policies that are optimal at the facility level. The facility-level policies are determined using a finite-state, finite horizon Markov decision process in which the state of the Markov chain contains information on the history of maintenance and deterioration.

Optimality conditions for the continuous-case system-level problem are derived and explained intuitively. A numerical study shows that the results obtained in the discrete-case implementation of the solution are valid approximations of the continuous-case results. The computational efficiency of the system-level solution makes the formulation suitable for systems of realistic sizes.
Women's Transportation Seminar: Meeting the Future
Dates: Apr 24

Greetings, Transporters:

So, I’m the new Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)- Los Angeles campus liaison. I’ll be alerting you all about upcoming events and funding opportunities. Feel free to get in touch with me if you ever have any questions.

There’s a reception and lunch coming up on Tuesday, April 24 with folks from the Port of Los Angeles . Although the student rate is a bit high, I’m told that they’re working to get corporate sponsorship to cover the registration fee for student attendees. If you’re interested in attending, I’d suggest you RSVP as soon as possible. Some information about the event is below, and more details are in the .pdf attachment. (I never thought I’d see something that connected Hollywood , dreams, and port activity, but there it is.)

WTS events are a great way to network with transportation folks working in both the public and private sectors. I’d encourage you to attend – if not this event, then one in the future.

Thanks,
Camille
Women's Transportation Seminar: Meeting the Future
Dates: Apr 24

Greetings, Transporters:

So, I’m the new Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)- Los Angeles campus liaison. I’ll be alerting you all about upcoming events and funding opportunities. Feel free to get in touch with me if you ever have any questions.

There’s a reception and lunch coming up on Tuesday, April 24 with folks from the Port of Los Angeles . Although the student rate is a bit high, I’m told that they’re working to get corporate sponsorship to cover the registration fee for student attendees. If you’re interested in attending, I’d suggest you RSVP as soon as possible. Some information about the event is below, and more details are in the .pdf attachment. (I never thought I’d see something that connected Hollywood , dreams, and port activity, but there it is.)

WTS events are a great way to network with transportation folks working in both the public and private sectors. I’d encourage you to attend – if not this event, then one in the future.

Thanks,
Camille

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March

Inside the Port of Long Beach: Challenges and Opportunities
Dates: Mar 7

Port security, air quality, and aging transportation infrastructure are all issues at the forefront of public policy debate in California. Nowhere do these and other hot button issues related to goods movement and international trade converge more than at Southern California's Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex. On March 7, Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard D. Steinke will be at SPPD to share his insights into both the external and internal challenges and opportunities of managing the nation's second busiest seaport. A brief information session on the Port's Executive Internship Program will follow Mr. Steinke's presentation.

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February

UC Thirteenth Annual Transportation Research Conference
Dates: Feb 15 - 17

The annual UCTC Student Conference will be held on Feb. 15-17, 2007. UCLA will be hosting this year's transportation student research conference.

The conference offers students working on transportation issues an opportunity to present their work and discuss research issues with other students and faculty.

ITS Events - 2006

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December

The Cable Car Meets the Freeway: A North-South Exchange
Dates: Dec 8

Popular lore holds that California's two most prominent cities define two faces of California--the dense old world in the north and the auto-metropolis in the south. But it's easy to focus on icons that belie the true nature of their urban fabric when, in fact, these two great cities share so much. Both are struggling to balance growth, affordability and livability; civic identity with regionalism; and local ambitions with state rules that complicate financing and often favor sprawl over density. And both are learning from each other as they lead California into the 21st century.

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February

2006 UCTC Student Conference
Dates: Feb 9 - 11


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January

UCTC Reception at TRB
Dates: Jan 23

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November

Women in Transportation (WIT) Meeting
Dates: Nov 16


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October

UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation-Land Use-Environment Connection
Dates: Oct 16 - 18


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June

Second Annual ITS Alumni Event
Dates: Jun 5

Please join UCLA's Women in Transportation for our 2nd Annual Alumni Event, featuring keynote speaker California State Senator Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles).

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May

WIT Speaker Series - Kristen Monaco
Dates: May 16


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April

WIT/ITS Speaker Series - Mark Pisano
Dates: Apr 25

WIT Meeting
Dates: Apr 6

Public Transit Subsidies: A Case Study of Los Angeles - Hiro Iseki
Dates: Apr 5


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March

Women in Transportation Lectures Series: Air Quality in Southern California: Time for a Paradigm Shift
Dates: Mar 14

You are cordially invited to attend the first of this year's Women in Transportation lectures.

Dr. Arthur Winer
Monday, March 14th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PPB 2343


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February

11th Annual UCTC Student Conference - UC Irvine
Dates: Feb 4 - 5

On Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5, 2005, the graduate students at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) will be hosting the Eleventh Annual University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) Student Conference.

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January

DEMOCRACY, TERRORISM AND URBAN SECURITY: SPAIN AT THE CROSSROADS
Dates: Jan 24

Presenter: RAMON GIL-CASARES, German Marshall Fellow and Former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Spain, and Foreign and Security Advisor to the Government of President Jose Maria Aznar
Deconstructing Density in Short-Term Travel Choices
Dates: Jan 20

PhD student Dan Chatman will be giving a talk on his research entitled "Deconstructing Density in Short-Term Travel Choices." This talk is what he will be presenting for a job talk the following week. Not only will you learn about deconstructing density in short-term travel choices, but you can see what people mean when they say "job talk."

UCTC Reception at TRB
Dates: Jan 11

As it has done every year, the UC Transportation Center will host a special reception at the Transportation Research Board Conference in Washington, DC.
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October

UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation-Land Use-Environment Connection
Dates: Oct 24 - 26

This year, the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation-Land Use-Environment Connection addresses Goods Movement will be held from October 24-26. Details available here. By invitation only!


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September

Transportation Orientation
Dates: Sep 28

Our annual orientation for incoming and current students will be held from 4:00-6:00 in the 5th floor faculty lounge (Public Policy 5391) in conjunction with orientation activities for the Department of Urban Planning

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June

UCLA Transport Reunion: Run, Don't Walk!
Dates: Jun 3

Calling all members of the UCLA Transportation Policy and Planning Family near and far. You are invited to a gathering of current and former UCLA Transportation students and faculty on Thursday evening, June 3rd in the Grand Salon at Kerckhoff Hall on the UCLA campus.
ITS-WIT Lecture Series - 'Forecasting Travel & Transportation Costs: Ethical Challenges' - Marty Wachs
Dates: Jun 2

Marty Wachs, UC Berkeley on 6/2 from 2:00 PM 3:30 PM. Professor Wachs will be speaking about ethics in transportation forecasting and modeling.

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May

ITS-WIT Lecture Series - Travel Demand Forecasting: A Consultancy Perspective by John Muggridge
Dates: May 26

John Muggridge of Kaku Associates will be giving a talk entitled "Travel Demand Forecasting: A Consultancy Perspective" on May 26th, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM in Public Policy 2238.
ITS-WIT Lecture Series - Gasoline Prices, Transportation Investments, and Toll Highways: Implications for Urban Development and Sprawl in California by Lewison Lem
Dates: May 26

Lewison Lem of AAA will be giving a talk entitled "Gasoline Prices, Transportation Investments, and Toll Highways: Implications for Urban Development and Sprawl in California" from 10:30AM - 12:00PM in Public Policy 1256.

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April

ITS-WIT Lectures Series - The Journey to Work: Transportation, Economic Opportunity, and the Poor by Evelyn Blumenberg
Dates: Apr 28

Beneath the broad umbrella of agreement about transportation’s relationship to poverty is considerable discord about the specific nature of the problem, and about where and how transportation solutions should be applied. Based on a study commissioned by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), this presentation addresses the travel behavior and transportation needs of the poor.
ITS-WIT Lecture Series - An Interdisciplinary View of Public Transportation and Its Role in Society by Lester Hoel
Dates: Apr 22

Lester Hoel, University of Virginia on 4/22 from 4:00 PM 6:00 PM. Professor Hoel will be speaking on the relationship (and gaps) between transportation engineering and planning.

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March

Socal Transportation Facilities Field Trip
Dates: Mar 21

Professor Marty Wachs of UC Berkeley is leading a group of Berkeley transportation students on an extended field trip of transportation facilities in Southern California over their spring break (which is next week). While they will be visiting several of the places we recently visited on our UP 255 field trip, they will also be going to some sites in the San Diego area that were not on our itinerary.
ITS-WIT Lecture Series - Transportation and the Public Manager by John Catoe
Dates: Mar 17

2004 UCTC Student Conference @ UC Davis
Dates: Mar 11 - 13

This annual student led conference is in its tenth year, and affords participants the opportunity to interact with faculty and students from other University of California campuses who are involved in the transportation field. The event lasts three days, and is filled with speakers, poster presentations, and social events.
ITS-WIT Lecture Series - Recent Applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems: A Review and Critique
Dates: Mar 10

ITS-WIT Lecture Series - Transportation and the 2004 Presidential Campaign by Michael Dukakis
Dates: Mar 9

ITS-WIT Lecture Series - Planning for Bicycles and Pedestrians by Ryan Snyder
Dates: Mar 3

ITS-WIT Lecture Series - The Politics of Planning by Katherine Perez
Dates: Mar 2

Katherine Perez, Executive Director of the Transportation & Land use Collaborative will be giving a talk entitled "The Politics of Planning" on March 2, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM in Public Policy 1256.

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February

ITS-WIT Lecture Series - What is the Role of Public Transit? by Genevieve Giuliano
Dates: Feb 25

ITS-WIT Lecture Series - Transit Security: Trends, Tactics, and Environmental Design Strategies by Camille N.Y. Fink
Dates: Feb 18

PhD Student Camille Fink will be giving a talk entitled "Transit Security: Trends, Tactics, and Environmental Design Strategies" in PPB 1256.

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January

ITS-WIT Lecture Series - 'The High Cost of Free Parking' - Donald Shoup
Dates: Jan 28

Donald Shoup, UCLA Professor of Urban Planning will be giving a talk entitled "The High Cost of Free Parking" from 10:30AM - 12:00PM in Public Policy 1256.

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