Events

Friday Transportation Seminar: Building Healthy Communities Through Seattle's Growth Policy
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:30am

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us in person at 11:30 am, or you can also watch online.

LOCATION

Fariborz Maseeh Hall (FMH), room B128, 1855 SW Broadway

THE TOPIC

Seattle is experiencing transformational changes with record-breaking population growth among large scale urban renewal and redevelopment. These changes are occurring in a constrained transportation system that is being reconfigured to meet the mobility needs of vibrant and thriving community. Learn about the policies that provide the roadmap for managing City’s growth, plans that guide where transportation investments are made, and how Seattle will reach the safety goals of Vision Zero.

KEY LEARNING TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn about Seattle's comprehensive planning that guides city decisions on where to build for jobs, housing, and transportation investments.
  • Street typologies used in Seattle that balances access and mobility needs of everyone who uses and travel in the city.
  • Project examples that challenge and change how streets serve our communities to reflect their values.

SPEAKER

Dongho Chang, City of Seattle

Dongho Chang is the City Traffic Engineer for Seattle. He has worked over 27 years in the transportation engineering field focused on improving safety and mobility for all travel modes. Dongho has worked as the Traffic Engineer for City of Everett and Area Engineer for Washington State Department of Transportation where he was responsible for traffic signals group, traffic analysis and channelization review, and traffic safety program. Dongho is active with Institute of Transportation Engineers and NACTO. Dongho drove a Zamboni during high school, which he considers as his “coolest” job ever!

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.

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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.