Next Week’s LiveMove Speaker Series: Gabe Klein

via Cortney Mild, LiveMove Speaker Series Coordinator:

Please join the Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) in welcoming our 2011 Expert in Residence, Gabe Klein!

Transportation expert Gabe Klein will be visiting Oregon from April 6 – 8.  As former Director of Washington DC’s Department of Transportation, Co-Founder of On-the-Fly, and former Regional VP of ZipCar, Klein is here to engage with students, faculty, and local agencies about his innovative work on transportation-related issues.

On Wednesday, April 6th Gabe Klein will be presenting a public lecture about the future of urban transportation and quality of life in America.  85% of US citizens live in urban metropolitan areas, and people are rapidly moving back to the urban cores.  What were once suburbs are now looking more like small cities or urban villages themselves. Given the inevitable demographic and geographic population shifts over the next 30 years, what is transportation going to look like in 2020? 2030?  How will we manage the change?  Klein will talk about macro and micro policy and market trends, such as access vs. ownership, the commoditization of transportation, land use, bicycle/pedestrian shifts, and technology affecting consumer choice.

You are invited to participate in all of the following activities with Gabe Klein on Wednesday, April 6th:

Bike Tour of Eugene:
8:30am – 10am  (we’re leaving at 8:30, so please arrive a few minutes early!)
Meet at the Outdoor Program Barn, 18th and University (access off of 18th)

Public Lecture on the Future of Transportation:
5:30pm Social Hour, 6:30pm Lecture
Oregon Electric Station, 27 E. 5th Avenue, Eugene

For more information visit http://sci.uoregon.edu/klein

Author: Shane MacRhodes

Contributor & co-editor. Papa. Active Transportation Professional. BEST Board Member.