Cities are Complex. Transportation is Changing. Make a Difference.
Transportation shapes how cities function. Transportation policies of the last 90 years have created unsustainable sprawl, development patterns that reduces physical activity and increase car dependency, inequitable access to opportunities, and urban forms unprepared to meet urgent climate change challenges. Now, more than ever, is a critically important moment for cities. The introduction of ride hailing services, autonomous vehicles and new forms of micromobility like e-scooters and bikeshare present both challenges and opportunities equal to the original introduction of the private automobile in terms of the future shape, function, sustainability, and equity of our cities. These are big issues and urban planners are key players in forging a new direction and we need to get it right and do so urgently. This is our mission and you can be part of it by focusing on this field of interest as an undergraduate, master’s, or PhD student at the University of Oregon.
Sustainable transportation • Bicycle & pedestrian planning • Transportation equity • Transportation finance • Travel behavior • Transit planning • Parking policy • Urban design • Land use and growth management • Urbanism Next