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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mobile tour of Vancouver, British Columbia

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Mike Shiffer, vice president of planning, strategy, and technology at TransLink, led a special opportunity to see how the Vancouver region’s transportation system connects with transit-supportive land use in one of the most livable regions in the world. Participants had the opportunity to experience a comprehensive regional network of major roads, ferries, buses (including North America’s largest fleet of electric trolley buses), commuter rail, and the world’s most extensive fully automated rapid transit network. Participants saw firsthand examples of mature transit-supportive developments as well as emerging clusters and some areas of opportunity throughout the region. There were examples of exceptional transport efficiency and others where the system is particularly strained. This is one of the few regional transportation systems in the world that is both modally and geographically comprehensive that has the authority to both fund and implement projects.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

8:00am - 8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 9:00am

Welcome

  • Kevin J. Krizek, Department of Planning and Design, University of Colorado
  • Why WSTLUR/Whistler (708 KB PDF)
    David Levinson, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Laurie McGinnis, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
9:00am - 10:30am

Session 1: Design
Moderator: Susan Handy, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

10:30am - 10:45am Networking Break
10:45am - 12:15pm

Session 2: Macro 1
Moderator: David Banister, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Lunch and Panel Discussion: Research Needs for Goods Movement (sponsored by Transport Canada)
Moderator: Jennifer Dill, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University
Presentation (1.29 MB PDF)

  • Tom Oommen, Transport Canada
  • Matthew Roorda, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session 3: Transit Planning
Moderator: Greg Yeomans, TransLink Canada

Session 4: Subcenters
Moderator: Lei Zhang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Networking Break

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Session 5: Innovations Programs
Moderator: Jennifer Dill, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

4:15pm

Day 1 Sessions Adjourn

6:00pm

Conference Dinner

7:00pm

Plenary Address: Triumph of the City
Moderator: Daniel Rodriguez, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Presentation (4.19 MB PDF)
Audio (69.6 MB MP3)

  • Ed Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Friday, July 29, 2011

8:00am - 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am

Plenary Address: Making the Transportation-Land Use Connection in Developing Countries
Moderator: Petter Naess, Department of Urban Planning, Aalborg University
Audio (58.8 MB MP3)

  • Robert Cervero, Professor of City and Regional Planning, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
9:30am - 10:30am

Session 6: Local Distribution
Moderator: Bilal Farooq, Transportation and Mobility Laboratory, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

10:30am - 10:45am Networking Break
10:45am - 12:15pm

Session 7: Macro 2
Moderator: Eric Miller, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

12:15pm - 1:30pm Box Lunch and Networking
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Session 8: Bicycling
Moderator: Kelly Clifton, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University

Session 9: Real Estate
Moderator: Nicholas Lownes, Center for Transportation and Livable Systems, University of Connecticut

2:30pm - 2:45pm

Networking Break

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Session 10: Urban Dynamics
Moderator: Yingling Fan, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Session 11: Value Capture
Moderator: Robert Cervero, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley

3:45pm - 4:00pm

Passing Time

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Session 12: Transit Stations
Moderator: Wesley Marshall, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver

Session 13: Pedestrian
Moderator: Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida

5:00pm

Day 2 Sessions Adjourn

6:00pm

Informal Reception
Dinner on your own

7:00pm

Book Discussion: Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability
Moderator: Kelly Clifton, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University

  • Dan Sperling, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

Saturday, July 30, 2011

8:00am - 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 9:00am

Session 14: Adventures with Automated Trains, Electric Buses, Smart Roadways and Supportive Land Use in Metro Vancouver
Moderator: Kevin J. Krizek, Department of Planning and Design, University of Colorado Boulder
Presentation (5.06 MB PDF)

  • Mike Shiffer, TransLink Canada
9:00am - 10:30am

Session 15: Distribution
Moderator: Michael Duncan, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Session 16: Mode
Moderator: Brian Lee, Transportation Research Center, University of Vermont

10:30am - 10:45am Networking Break
10:45am - 12:15pm

Session 17: Sustainability, Safety, and Systems
Moderator: Corinne Mulley, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney

Session 18: Economic Theory
Moderator: Daniel Chatman, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Lunch and Plenary Address: Assessing the Reality: Transport and Land Use Planning to Achieve Sustainability
Moderator: Susan Handy, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis
Presentation (606 KB PDF)
Audio (57.1 MB MP3)

  • David Banister, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Awards, Reflections, and WSTLUR 2014
Moderator: Laurie McGinnis, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota

Awards Presentation

  • Wesley Marshall, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver

Next Steps

  • Kevin J. Krizek, Department of Planning and Design, University of Colorado Boulder

Reflections

  • Daniel Chatman, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
  • David Levinson, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
2:15pm

Symposium Adjourns

2:30pm

Optional hike in mountains adjacent to Whistler
Coordinated by: Brian Lee, Transportation Research Center, University of Vermont

Optional Peak 2 Peak Gondola Tour
Coordinated by: Bryce Tupper, Urban Gondola Specialist and Past Project Manager of the P2P Gondola

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Meeting of the World Society on Transport and Land Use Research and Steering Committee (by invitation)

6:30pm

Dinner on your own