The Panama Canal Expansion: An Update for Urban Planners

By Linda Roberson Linda is a graduate of the Urban Design program at UC Berkeley and currently works as a consultant in San Francisco. For more information, please email: linda.roberson@gmail.com As interest in the Panama Canal Expansion seems to be growing beyond ports and congressional committees into the worlds of transit planners and urban designers, …

Job Alert: Connecticut DOT Employment Opportunities

Join Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) in its mission to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. CTDOT estimates that 20% of their workforce will be eligible to retire within 3 years so this could be a great opportunity with room …

YPT Mentor Interviews – Kevin Burke, Local Policy and Technology Engineer, IDOT

This week’s interview in YPT’s “Better Know a Director” series is with Kevin Burke, Local Policy & Technology Engineer, of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).  Kevin is a national expert in transportation policy and technology, having come to the field with an unconventional background. AP: You have an interesting job at IDOT.  Can you …

“Summer School” for Transportation Professionals in Helsinki

Summer school is not just for students! The Aalto University in the Helsinki metropolitan region is hosting a one-week long intensive course summer school, aimed at mid-level managers and professionals in government and international institutions, consultants, and advanced graduate students. This year's theme is "Land Use and Transportation". With the help of world-class teachers and …

NYC Event: Walkable and Healthy Communities

Walkable and Healthy Communities: Tactics and Case Studies When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Where: At The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York NY Sam Schwartz Engineering, the transportation engineering and planning firm, and America Walks, the national pedestrian advocacy organization, have just published a new guide, Steps to …