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Release: Oct. 18, 2001

International transportation issues to be discussed at Oct. 22 International Mondays

Kelly J. Clifton, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning, will discuss "Transportation Issues Around the World: What Can the U.S. Learn?" Monday, Oct. 22, at noon in the International Center Lounge as part of the International Mondays lecture series. This event is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be served.

Clifton will discuss transportation planning from an international perspective and what can be gained from the application and dissemination of practices from other countries and contexts. The talk will highlight the potential that international perspectives on transit, bicycle, and pedestrian planning offers American planners in their efforts to deal with increasing congestion, pollution, and auto-dependence. Likewise, developing countries can benefit from the extensive traffic safety, engineering, and planning practices of American transportation professionals as they cope with the influx of automobiles and the conflicts that arise with users of non-motorized transport.

The series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, call Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.