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Transportation and Communities 2018: Academy Edition ● September 13 - 14, 2018 at Portland State University
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re trying something a little different. Instead of brief sessions that introduce you to a topic– we will be offering fifteen half-day workshops that focus on skill building and providing the tools to apply the latest research to practice. These will be hands-on, immersive learning experiences in a small classroom setting. Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).

⇨CLICK HERE TO REGISTER⇦ This event is a la carte, and pricing is per workshop. You may attend as few as one, or as many as four workshops. Questions? Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu.  Let us know if you’re a student interested in volunteering, and we’ll be in touch later this summer.
  • Half-Day Workshop (general admission): $95
  • Half-Day Workshop (student rate / elected government officials rate): $50
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Friday, September 14 • 9:00am - 12:30pm
Smart Suburbs Are the New Smart Cities

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Smart cities planning has been active in many urban areas around the country. The City of Portland has been one of the leading cities planning for and implementing policies, programs and projects related to using data and emerging technology to improve people’s lives, particularly focusing on mobility. Cities see new developments in mobility solutions, connected and autonomous vehicles, travel data and information as important tools that can shape the ways people move around and live. Because transportation needs to be thought of both locally and regionally, suburban communities, cities and towns need to be part of the discussion and the solution so the region can benefit and thrive with the adoption of these technologies.
New mobility services tend to focus on serving affluent areas and urban neighborhoods that already have abundant transportation options. In order for these services to deliver on the promise to reduce congestion and emissions and advance equity, they need to work for suburban communities where people often lack options other than driving alone.
This workshop will provide an overview of new mobility concepts and technologies, and an update on regional activities in the space. Using both local and national examples of smart technology applied in a suburban context, the co-leads will present a framework for participants to use to start preparing for the implementation and adoption of these technologies in their community.

  • Develop a better understanding of smart cities and new mobility technologies in a suburban context and their role and impacts on the transportation system and city planning;
  • Understand the current activities that are occurring regionally around the topic;
  • Insight on how their community can adopt these technologies in a suburban context and what their role is regionally to collaborate, learn and planning for the future.
This half-day workshop is eligible for 3.5 hours of professional development credit through AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Katherine Kelly

Comprehensive Planning Manager, City of Gresham
Katherine Kelly is the Comprehensive Planning Manager for the City of Gresham, Oregon. She is an experienced planning manager with a demonstrated history of working in government administration. Katherine is skilled in Policy Analysis, Transportation and Land Use Planning, Sustainability... Read More →
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John MacArthur

Sustainable Transportation Program Manager, TREC at Portland State University
John MacArthur currently manages a complex Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to develop and test an Emergency Transportation Recovery Plan for the Portland, Oregon Region. This project requires close coordination and collaboration with a variety of public agency partners... Read More →
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Eliot Rose

Senior Technology Specialist, Metro
Eliot Rose is a transportation planner and policy analyst. He lead Metro's efforts to plan for the impact of emerging transportation technologies (autonomous/connected vehicles, shared mobility, electric vehicles, etc.) in the Portland region. Writing policies and plans, he works... Read More →
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Becky Steckler

Urbanism Next Program Manager, University of Oregon
Becky Steckler, AICP is the Program Manager for Urbanism Next at the University of Oregon. She has over 20 years of project management experience, with a focus on land use, transportation, economic development, and strategic planning projects. As the Urbanism Next Program Manager... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA