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Sustainable Transportation on Campus and in the Community Keynote Address: "Sustainable Transportation Principles and Practices"
 

Summary: Sustainable Transportation on Campus and in the Community
Keynote Address: "Sustainable Transportation Principles and Practices"
Don Forbes, Vice-President, HNTB Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
September 22, 2005
For those of you who saw in the program that my wife, Jean actually goes first,
we talked about it and decided to flip-flop. My job was largely to give you the context of
the conversation and then Jean will prompt your thinking of how to hold the
conversation.
With that, let's talk about some of the things that seem to matter in terms of
sustainable transportation. Two purposes: one is to provide a deeper understanding of
opportunities that we have for sustainable practices, the second is to provide a context
(for) including those sustainable practices or applications into planning and designing the
construction and operations of transportation facilities. Therefore the focus will not
necessarily be on the modes, because what we found was that modes tend to represent
positions, you know, buses versus cars. And you lose an opportunity to really gain an
understanding about the important things, which really are, what are the principles that
should guide our decision-making? What are the things that we value as a community?
Then, once you agree on those as a community, finding the commonality among
how to make the various modes, pedestrians, bikes, buses, cars work together is a much
easier thing. SO, we'll focus on value-based themes. We'll look at sustainability at three

  

Source: Alves-Foss, Jim - Department of Computer Science, University of Idaho

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences