Growing the movement - University curriculum for pedestrian and bicycle professionals
Join us for the next APBP webinar as our presenters share both research and education perspectives on university curriculum.
Presenters: Kristen Brookshire, Dr. Meghan Wieters, AICP, and Ahmed El-Geneidy
Kristen Brookshire is a Research Associate at the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center in Chapel Hill, NC, where she contributes to a variety of projects and programs focused on bicycle and pedestrian safety and mobility. Kristen has been involved in the development of guidance documents and research reports for a variety of audiences, including a primer for state highway transportation officials and an evaluation of child pedestrian safety curriculum. Through the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and the Walk Friendly Communities program, Kristen continues to develop resources and provide technical assistance on planning, designing, and developing programs that support walking and bicycling. Kristen holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from UNC-Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego. She currently serves as a co-chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Joint Subcommittee on Pedestrian and Bicycle University Education.
K. Meghan Wieters, AICP, Ph.D. research focus at the University of Oklahoma is on the intersection between public health, built environment and planning. Her work has focused on addressing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and policies with a particular emphasis on the South Central / Great Plains portion of the United States. She has published in journals, conferences and reports on environmental implications and risks on air quality, use of technology for measurement of physical activity, and use of policy to guide planning decisions for multimodal streets. Dr. Wieters received her Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences at Texas A&M University (2009), where she also received a Robert Wood Johnson Active Living Research dissertation grant to support her research on issues related to public health and the built environment. Dr. Wieters received her Masters of Science in Community and Regional Planning (MSCRP) at the University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. in Philosophy, International Studies (concentration on Latin America) and minor in Spanish at Trinity University. Dr. Wieters was a practicing planner in Austin, Texas for 10 years working in transit planning, neighborhood planning and non-motorized mode planning.
Ahmed El-Geneidy is an Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill University. He is the vice chair of the World Society on Land use and Transport Research (WSTLUR). He is the group leader of the Transportation Research at McGill (TRAM) group. Ahmed's research interests include land use and transportation planning, transit operations and planning, travel behavior analysis concentrating on the use of motorized and non-motorized modes of transportation, and measurements of accessibility and mobility in urban contexts. Ahmed has a special interest in measuring and understanding the transportation needs of the disadvantaged populations. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Architectural Engineering at the University of Alexandria, Egypt, and continued his academic work at Nohad A. Toulan Scool of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, USA, where he received a Ph.D. in Urban Studies.
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