Partner Event: 2021 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 8:00 AM - Friday, August 13, 2021 - 5:00 PM
Location

Virtual

Contact

World Society for Transport and Land Use Research

The World Society for Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) promotes the understanding and analysis of the interdisciplinary interactions of transport and land use, offers a forum for debate, and provides a mechanism for the dissemination of information. The Society organizes the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research. The first symposium was held in Whistler, Canada 2011, the second was held at Delft, The Netherlands in 2014, and the third took place in Brisbane, Australia in 2017. The next (virtual!) symposium is planned for 2021 in Portland, Oregon, in the United States.

Learn more about the event and see the latest updates here

Conference Co-Chairs

Kelly Clifton, Portland State University

Kelly Clifton serves as the interim Associate Vice President for Research and as a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. She holds an affiliate appointment in the Urban Studies and Planning Program and is a fellow in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Her research, teaching and service activities are focused on transportation and how human mobility is shaped by their needs, the built environment, and technology. She is an internationally recognized expert on transport and land use interactions, travel behavior, pedestrian modeling, and equity in transportation policy. She bridges the fields of transportation engineering and planning and is known for qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches.

Jennifer Dill, Portland State University

Director of TREC and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), Jennifer is also a professor of urban studies and planning. She is an internationally cited researcher on sustainable transportation. Among her research projects are Lessons from the Green Lanes: Evaluating Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S.Understanding Types of Cyclists NationallyPedestrian Observation and Data Collection Curriculum and more. Her research aims to understand people’s everyday travel decisions, with a focus on bicycling, walking, and transit.

Yingling Fan, University of Minnesota

Yingling Fan is a professor in the regional planning and policy area who works interdisciplinarily in the fields of land use, transportation, social equity, and public health. Her overarching research goal is to investigate the impacts of spatial planning (e.g., land use, growth management, and transit improvements) on human activities and movements as well as to understand the health and social aspects of such impacts. To this end, her research combines ecological and behavioral analyses, most quantitatively, as a means of addressing urban sustainability challenges.

This event is hosted by the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research, in partnership with the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University.

The World Society for Transport and Land Use Research is the group that organizes the symposia and fulfills other aims of the Society. Its purpose as a society is to promote the interdisciplinary understanding of interactions between transport and land use and to provide a forum for debate and a mechanism for dissemination of research, while encouraging diverse viewpoints and backgrounds in our membership and activities.

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.

Upcoming events

PhD Dissertation Defense Announcement: Travis Glick

The CEE Department is pleased to announce Travis Glick's PhD Dissertation Defense: "Methodologies to Quantify Transit Performance Metrics at the…
Add to my Calendar 2020-10-28 12:00:00 2020-10-28 14:00:00 PhD Dissertation Defense Announcement: Travis Glick The CEE Department is pleased to announce Travis Glick's PhD Dissertation Defense: "Methodologies to Quantify Transit Performance Metrics at the System-Level" Date: Wednesday, Oct 28th, 2020 Time: 12:00-14:00 Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 899 0542 0467 Advisor: Dr. Miguel Figliozzi Abstract:Performance metrics have typically focused at two main scales: a microscopic scale that focuses on specific locations, time-periods, and trips; and, a macroscopic scale that averages metrics over longer times, entire routes, and networks. When applied to networks, microscopic methodologies often have computational limitations while macroscopic methodologies ascribe artificial uniformity to non-uniform analysis areas. These limitations highlight the need for a middle approach. This research merges four common types of transit data collected over a full year. The resulting data set (120 GB) is aggregated to reduce computational requirements, yet preserves high granularity for statistical analysis. Routes are broken down into five to eight segments centered around scheduled timepoint stops and examined by hour to produce means, percentiles, and variances that are calculated from and represent multiple bus trajectories. Factors identified at the microscopic scale (e.g. passenger movements, bus interactions at stops, travel times, travel speeds, unplanned stops, bus bunching, etc.), can be examined for trends without losing too much granularity and without the heavy computation burden required to process large microscopic datasets. Relationships among variables and system performance measures at this mesoscopic level may be used to examine spatial and temporal variations in transit service, identify congestion, quantify associated costs to users and agencies, and compare travel patterns between routes, days of the week, and peak versus off-peak travel. Join Zoom Meeting https://pdx.zoom.us/j/89905420467 Meeting ID: 899 0542 0467 ceedept@pdx.edu ceedept@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

MS Thesis Defense Announcement: Steven Young

The CEE Department is pleased to announce Steven Young's MS Thesis Defense: "MIT-S1 Constitutive Model Calibration for Portland Area Soil"   Date: …
Add to my Calendar 2020-11-02 11:00:00 2020-11-02 12:00:00 MS Thesis Defense Announcement: Steven Young The CEE Department is pleased to announce Steven Young's MS Thesis Defense: "MIT-S1 Constitutive Model Calibration for Portland Area Soil"   Date: Monday, November 2nd, 2020 Time: 11:00 AM Zoom link: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/7246286959 Meeting ID: 7246286959 Advisor: Dr. Diane Moug   Abstract A calibration of the MIT-S1 constitutive model for Portland-area intermediate soils is presented. The calibration includes a limited compression curve (LCC) characterization of a silt slurry mixture sourced from a local soil unit to establish high stress, 1-D compression parameter values. Numerical analysis is included for additional key constitutive model properties. Parameter values are derived through the use of the model simulation software (Itasca FLAC) and comparison to laboratory data from undrained direct simple shear (UDSS) tests. The calibration prioritizes MIT-S1 model parameters associated with 1-D compression and the transition from contractive to dilative behavior in shear. https://pdx.zoom.us/j/7246286959 ceedept@pdx.edu ceedept@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

CEE Graduate Student Hang Out

CEE Staff Kiley Melicker and Sam Parsons will be hosting a Graduate Student Hangout Friday, November 13th on Zoom! Join us from 3-4PM to see some…
Add to my Calendar 2020-11-13 15:00:00 2020-11-13 16:00:00 CEE Graduate Student Hang Out CEE Staff Kiley Melicker and Sam Parsons will be hosting a Graduate Student Hangout Friday, November 13th on Zoom! Join us from 3-4PM to see some faces, meet some people, and find some cheer. This is an informal opportunity to socialize, so feel free to join us at anytime and stay as long as you'd like. Join us on Oct 16th at the following link: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/86854813760 Meeting ID: 868 5481 3760 https://pdx.zoom.us/j/86854813760 ceedept@pdx.edu ceedept@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

MS Thesis Defense Announcement: Andrew Huffman

The CEE Department is pleased to announce Andrew Huffman's MS Thesis Defense: "Numerical Simulation of Cone Penetration and Interpretation of CPTu…
Add to my Calendar 2020-11-04 12:00:00 2020-11-04 13:00:00 MS Thesis Defense Announcement: Andrew Huffman The CEE Department is pleased to announce Andrew Huffman's MS Thesis Defense: "Numerical Simulation of Cone Penetration and Interpretation of CPTu Dissipation Tests"   Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM Location: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/7246286959 Meeting ID: 7246286959 Advisor: Dr. Diane Moug Abstract Implementation and verification of a linear elastic finite-element adaptive remeshing algorithm that, when integrated with the Moug (2017) model, provides a numerical scheme capable of simulating penetration through depth in a soil profile, while retaining the valuable constitutive performance of the original model, is presented. Additionally, this thesis presents analysis of CPTu dissipation responses from field-measured and numerically simulated dissipation tests and their interpretation, according to four published methods. The performance of these methods in interpreting assigned model properties is examined under various conditions of vertical and horizontal hydraulic conductivities and OCR.   https://pdx.zoom.us/j/7246286959 ceedept@pdx.edu ceedept@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public