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UCTC aims to put its research findings into practice, and our results are disseminated to other academics, practitioners and policymakers through publications, conferences, workshops, expert testimony, news media and more.

One key aspect of this is our program of technical assistance, provided through publications, presentations, research talks and briefings.

UCTC publishes ACCESS magazine twice a year. ACCESS is designed to communicate research findings in a format that is ready to use by policy-makers.

We also make available hundreds of working papers, research reports, journal article reprints, books, book chapters and other materials stemming from UCTC research conducted over the past three decades. The publications list is updated several times a year.

Additionally, UCTC faculty members and lead researchers serve on transportation research committees and program and project advisory boards, offer technical assistance to public and private transportation organizations, testify before Congress and state legislatures, and work with private sector firms to further disseminate our research results.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT – 2016-17

Planning for a More Sustainable Future:

Symposium on the Integration of Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Equity, Economic Development, and a Healthy Environment

Sponsored by Caltrans and by the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, the University of California Transportation Center, and the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley

October 17, 2016 - David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

Overview of the Symposium

New policies and practices are linking transportation, land use, and environmental planning with the objective of simultaneously achieving a healthy environment, a thriving economy, and a more equitable and inclusive society. Contributors to this symposium examined how regional and local planning practices are changing to reflect new demographic and economic trends and to include consideration of global and local environmental protection, public health, social equity, and economic development. Strategies for improving regional performance, ranging from investments in transit and nonmotorized travel modes to mixed use and higher density urban development were examined, and alternative visions of the future reflecting new opportunities suggested by emerging technological innovations were discussed.

Agenda (lead author of papers included in each session)

  • 9 am 1- Introduction and Overview
    --Elizabeth Deakin
  • 9:15 2- Drivers of Change
    -- Noreen McDonald, Alex Skabardonis, Catherine Ross, Carolyn McAndrews
  • 10:45 3- Strategies for Sustainable Transportation and Urban Development: Best Practices
    -- Elizabeth McDonald, Robert Cervero, Bruce Appleyard, Greg Newmark, Susan Hand
  • 1:00 4- Strategies for Sustainable Transportation: Emerging Options
    -- Susan Shaheen, Tim Lipman
  • 1:30 5- Housing, Displacement, Schools, Water, Energy: Broadening Planning Responsibilities
    Carol Galante, Karen Chapple, Carrie Makarewicz, Caitlin Dyckman, Blas Perez Henriquez
  • 2:30 Discussion
    -- Daniel Rodriguez, Dan Chatman, Gil Tal; participants
  • 3:30 6- Changing Practices: Experiences with Integrated Planning
    --Elisa Barbour, Elizabeth Mattiuzzi, Gian-Claudia Sciara, Ruth Steiner, Andrea Broaddus
  • 4:15 7 - Implementation Issues: Public Acceptance; Finance
    -- Elizabeth Deakin, Karen Frick, Jan Whittington, Bjorn Birgisson
  • 5:15 Final Remarks and Discussion
    -- Daniel Rodriguez, Dan Chatman, Gil Tal; participants