Caltrans Planning Horizons: Failing Malls - Optimizing Opportunities for Housing

California, like most of the country, was facing a transformation of retail before the COVID-19 epidemic. Increasing Internet shopping has ushered closing of anchor stores, such as Macy's, Sears, as well as the closure of many regional shopping malls, which have sizeable footprints, ranging from 40-100+ acres. The epidemic has accelerated these trends. This offers opportunities for redeveloping failing malls to address pressing needs in California, the need for housing, and for efficient transit provision for such redevelopments.

Emissions Impact of Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployment in California

This research seminar will cover Giovanni Circella's study that examined the existing literature on the expected impacts of CAV deployment on travel demand, gathered feedback through a workshop with leading experts in the field, and explored several California scenarios of light-duty CAV vehicle technology adoption, usage preferences, and policies in 2050 to estimate the associated VMT and resulting criteria pollutant and GHG emissions.

Recent Urban Freight Research Findings From Europe

Urban freight research is now an established field within European academic centers, taking advantage of increasing data availability, new corporate and government sponsors, and increased interest from practitioners and local decision-makers. Professor Dablanc will present some of the recent issues and research findings from her team, including some recent European Union funded projects she participated in.

Air Resources Board Seminar: The Dynamics of Plug-In Electric Vehicles in the Secondary Market and Their Implications for Vehicle Demand, Durability, and Emissions

The seminar describes the development of the used plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market in California and identifies the factors that influence its future growth, which are key to achieving our State’s equity, greenhouse gas, and air quality goals.