CEE Open Zoom Hour

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:30 PM - Friday, March 5, 2021 - 1:30 PM
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CEE Staff at ceedept@pdx.edu

The CEE Department will be hosting an open zoom hour winter term on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 PM starting January 15th and ending on March 5th.

This hour-long event is open to all CEE undergraduate and graduate students that would like to say hello, see a face, ask a question, or just chat about your day. We miss seeing you at the front desk and would like to provide this virtual event as an opportunity to see and hear from you!

CEE Staff Kiley Melicker and Sam Parsons will be hosting the event with occasional visits from Department Manager Sarah Phillips and Department Chair Chris Monsere.

We look forward to seeing you there!

-CEE Department

Upcoming events

Friday Transportation Seminar: Evaluation of a Transportation…

Date Change: This seminar has been rescheduled and will now be held on …
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-16 11:30:00 2021-04-16 12:30:00 Friday Transportation Seminar: Evaluation of a Transportation Incentive Program for Affordable Housing Residents Date Change: This seminar has been rescheduled and will now be held on April 16, 2021. If you had previously registered, there is no need to re-register. We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only. Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. REGISTER HERE THE TOPIC This seminar presents the results from the Transportation Wallet for Residents of Affordable Housing (TWRAH) pilot program launched by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). The program provided a set of transportation incentives for low-income participants including a $308 pre-paid visa card which could be applied to public transit or other transportation services, a free bike share membership, and access to discounted rates on several services. The researchers conducted a survey with the program’s participants to understand how they used the Transportation Wallet and how the program helped them use different modes to get around. The main findings include: The financial support of this program encouraged some participants to use new mobility services (including Uber/Lyft, bike share, and e-scooter) that they had never used before; The program increased access for participants, helping them make more trips and, for some, get to places they otherwise could not have gone; and, Transportation Fairs, where participants could learn about services and talk to providers, promoted both mode sign-up and mode usage, particularly for new mobility and a reduced fare transit program. This presentation will provide insights into the implementation and effectiveness of a transportation financial incentive program for low-income populations. KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES Understand background and the elements of the Transportation Wallet for Residents of Affordable Housing (TWRAH) pilot program; Learn how the program was implemented and how the residents used the Wallet; Understand how a program like the Wallet could be implemented to provide incentives and financial benefits to low-income populations thru a transportation demand management program. SPEAKERS Huijun Tan, Portland State University Huijun Tan is a PhD student in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. With a masters degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, her research now primarily focuses on transportation equity research and gentrification impacts on accessibility among marginalized populations and communities. She is dedicated to investigating how accessibility is associated with neighborhood change in low-income areas in order to provide policy implications for transportation planning and land use planning. Her research also looks forward to identifying mechanisms of preventing or mitigating the adverse impacts (derived from transportation investment) on communities, especially for minorities and low- income neighborhoods. Roshin Kurian, Transportation Demand Management Specialist, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Roshin Kurian is a Transportation Demand Specialist at the Portland Bureau of Transportation, bringing expertise in both the transportation and public health fields, with a deep commitment to transportation justice. Roshin’s portfolio includes the development and management of many active transportation equity programs. Roshin manages Adaptive BIKETOWN, BIKETOWN for All, and the Transportation Wallet pilot for residents of affordable housing amongst her TDM efforts. She works to amplify community voices in government and advocates for a safe, accessible, affordable and healthy transportation system. In her free time, you will find her exploring Portland by bike and foot, attempting to appreciate IPAs, planning bike gang adventures, and traveling to new cities to evaluate their bike and scooter shares. Nathan McNeil, Portland State University Nathan McNeil is a Research Associate at Portland State University's Center for Urban Studies. He conducts research on impacts of active transportation and transit equity, on new bicycle infrastructure and programs on travel behavior and attitudes towards cycling, on shared-use mobility programs including carsharing and bike-share, and on the connection between land-use and transportation. He was Co-Principal Investigator on recent national studies of bike share equity (Breaking Barrier to Bike Share and National Scan of Bike Share Equity Programs) and of protected bike lane implementations (Lessons from the Green Lanes). Nathan received a master of urban and regional planning from Portland State University (PSU) and studied history at Columbia University as an undergraduate. Prior to PSU, Nathan worked for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City as a performance auditor where he evaluated capital programs and contractors. John MacArthur, Portland State University Mr. John MacArthur is the Sustainable Transportation Program Manager at TREC at Portland State University. He is active in research related to sustainable and equitable transportation, particularly in the areas of emerging technologies, e-bikes, bike share, transit, and the relationship between transportation and public health. Mr. MacArthur is the Section Chair for Transportation Research Board’s AME00 Transportation and Society and a member of Innovative Public Transportation Services and Technologies (AP020). He received his BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and a MS in Environmental Health Sciences from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance. LEARN MORE Photo by Cait McCusker Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates. The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education. Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EHwClujvQGOb-2-UC-5hcA asktrec@pdx.edu asktrec@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

CEE OPEN OFFICE ZOOM HOUR

The CEE Department will be hosting an open zoom hour spring term on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 PM starting April 2nd and ending on June 4th. This hour-…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-16 19:30:00 2021-04-13 06:48:44 CEE OPEN OFFICE ZOOM HOUR The CEE Department will be hosting an open zoom hour spring term on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 PM starting April 2nd and ending on June 4th. This hour-long event is open to all CEE undergraduate and graduate students that would like to say hello, see a face, ask a question, or just chat about your day. We miss seeing you at the front desk and would like to provide this virtual event as an opportunity to see and hear from you! CEE Staff Kiley Melicker and Sam Parsons will be hosting the event, with occasional visits from Department Manager Sarah Phillips and Department Chair Chris Monsere. We look forward to seeing you there! -CEE Department Zoom link: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/85955575280 CEE Staff at ceedept@pdx.edu CEE Staff at ceedept@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Friday Transportation Seminar: Oregon Walks Pedestrian Crash…

We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-23 11:30:00 2021-04-23 12:30:00 Friday Transportation Seminar: Oregon Walks Pedestrian Crash Report: Causes, Effects, and Recommendations We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Until further notice, all live events hosted by TREC will be online only. Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. REGISTER HERE THE TOPIC Perhaps you’ve seen a public meeting about pedestrian safety (or infrastructure projects) deteriorate into speculation about texting pedestrians or drunk drivers. What do the data say? The Oregon Walks Pedestrian Crash Report reviews police reports and available information for all 48 fatal pedestrian crashes in Portland from 2017-2019. The authors will summarize their most notable findings relating to infrastructure, other systemic factors, equity and the information that the public receives about crashes. Participants may wish to review the report or articles describing it to prepare for a robust discussion: You’re Driving Too Damn Fast, Willamette Week, March 17, 2021 Oregon Walks releases landmark report on fatal pedestrian crashes, BikePortland, March 17, 2021 The authors will welcome participants’ questions and suggestions about how to improve the report, which is in its first release. The complete dataset is available upon request (please email scott[at]forumlawgroup.com). KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS Most fatal pedestrian crashes in Portland cannot be attributed to traditional crash factors, such as intoxication or distraction. Operation of streets as fast, wide, poorly-lit, multi-lane roads through neighborhoods predictably results in deaths of people walking and using mobility devices. Fatal pedestrian crashes occur disproportionately in East Portland, and disproportionately kill Black Portlanders, elders, people experiencing houselessness, and people with ADA disabilities, among others. Media and police reports focus on which participant was at fault, and generally ignore the infrastructure and systemic failures that are common to many fatal pedestrian crashes in Portland. SPEAKERS  Ashton Simpson, Executive Director, Oregon Walks Ashton is a community organizer, former U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Technician, and a graduate of PSU’s Community Development undergraduate program. In his most recent role at The Rosewood Initiative, he served as Community Asset Director, providing planning expertise for under-resourced neighborhoods. As a progressive Black man growing up in Houston, and now living in Portland, he has seen firsthand the unequal development present in our pedestrian infrastructure, and the dangers this presents for vulnerable communities. Scott Kocher, Board Liaison, Oregon Walks Legislative and Policy Advisory Committee Scott Kocher joined the Oregon Walks Board in September 2014. He is a native Oregonian and a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. He worked as an attorney at Oregon's largest law firm from 2001 to 2006, when he became a partner of Vangelisti Kocher LLP. He established Forum Law Group in 2013. Scott also holds a top rating of 10.0 from the non-paid attorney rating site, avvo.com. Scott served on Portland's Pedestrian Advisory Committee for a number of years, stepping down recently. Scott is the Board Liaison to Oregon Walks' Legislative and Policy Advisory Committee. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance. LEARN MORE Photo courtesy of Oregon Metro Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates. The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education. Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o47H87PgS7aiwvEkiSrMrg asktrec@pdx.edu asktrec@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Ph.D. Defense Announcement: Milad Souri

The CEE Department is pleased to announce Milad Souri's Ph.D. Defense: "Development of a Design Guideline for Pile Foundations Subjected to…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-23 12:00:00 2021-04-23 13:00:00 Ph.D. Defense Announcement: Milad Souri The CEE Department is pleased to announce Milad Souri's Ph.D. Defense: "Development of a Design Guideline for Pile Foundations Subjected to Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spreading" Date: Friday, April 23rd, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Zoom link: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/4506931284 Advisor: Dr. Arash Khosravifar Abstract: Pile-supported wharves subjected to earthquake motions should be designed to accommodate inertial loads imposed at pile head from the superstructure as well as the kinematic loads imposed on piles from the lateral ground deformations. In this research, the interaction of inertial and kinematic demands is investigated using data from five centrifuge tests on pile-supported wharves in conjunction with equivalent static analysis and a nonlinear dynamic model. The analysis results were used to refine existing guidelines for design of pile-supported wharves subjected to liquefaction induced lateral spreading. This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/4506931284 CEE staff at ceedept@pdx.edu CEE staff at ceedept@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public