TRB Webinar: What Role Does Ecology Have in Sustainable Transportation?

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Event Overview

For transportation to be sustainable, it is critical that the entities responsible for developing sustainable transportation all understand it to mean the same thing, understand how to do implement it, and understand how to measure whether their implementations were effective. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 30, from 10:00 to 11:30AM PDT/1:00 to 2:30 PM EDT that will cover important steps in defining and setting goals, identifying methods that work, and monitoring continuing impacts in ecologically-sustainable transportation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ecology and Transportation.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Fraser Shilling, Road Ecology Center
  • Susan Handy, National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Kimberly Andrews, University of Georgia

Moderated by: Daniel Smith, University of Central Florida

Webinar Outline

  1. Define sustainable transportation and the role that the human and natural environments play in developing sustainable transportation systems
  2. Interaction between aquatic and shoreline ecosystems and transportation infrastructure, from a regulatory and sea level rise point of view
  3. Framework for considering and measuring ecologically-sustainable transportation

The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define “sustainable transportation” and use that definition in action
  2. Identify different ways that ecology and ecosystems are impacted and influenced by transportation systems
  3. Identify potential resolutions/mitigations for ecological impacts
  4. Consider ways to develop ecologically-sustainable transportation

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