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Release: Oct. 18, 2001
International transportation issues to be discussed at Oct. 22 International
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.