Dr. Sandra Rosenbloom, an internationally recognized transportation researcher and Director of the Urban Institute’s Innovation in Infrastructure program, will expose the conflicts between the needs of different members of the community; differences that are often hidden or ignored and that frequently break along age and class lines. Older people, for example, can benefit substantially from more walkable communities even if those communities are not also rich in stores, social and recreational facilities and medical offices. Dr. Rosenbloom will explore the reasons whyplanners may be unwilling to expend resources on aging-in-place neighborhoods if those places are not also high density with mixed land uses.
Please join us:
Talk: Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 2013 8:00 pm
Architecture Building, Auditorium 0204
Seminar: Wednesday, Feb 6
9:00 am Breakfast
Architecture Building, Dean's Conference Room 1213
This event is part of the University’s ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence whose mission is “Advancing women, transforming the University, investing in a culture of inclusive excellence”
Dr. Sandra Rosenbloom studies the societal implications of major socio-demographic trends including the aging of the population, increasing involvement in thepaid labor force of women with children and suburbanization. She has served as a consultant to the governments of Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, theNetherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the European Community on these issues. Her current research focuses on inter-generational communities, transportation safety, regional planning and public-private partnerships in the provision of urban and rural infrastructure.
Dr. Rosenbloom is currently the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and the TRB International Secretary. She is Associate Editor of theJournal of the American Planning Associationand an active member of the Editorial Boards of all the leading journals in urban planning and transportation policy and planning.Flier 1