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5833Lecture by Hien Nguyen: TOD in Ho Chi Minh City (April 4, UC Berkeley)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    Apr 2 8:52 AM
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      From: ITS at UC Berkeley <its.fridayseminar@...>
      Date: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 8:26 PM
      Subject: "Friday Seminar - April 4th - Hien Nguyen-Transit Oriented Development"

      Friday Transportation Seminar Series

      Friday, April 4th, 2014

      4 - 5 p.m. in 534 Davis Hall, UC Berkeley

      Dr. Hien Nguyen

      Visiting Scholar
      Institute of Urban and Regional Development

      Transit Oriented Development

      Abstract: Transit Oriented Development (TOD) has been seen as a
      strategy to accommodate increasing urban populations with reduced
      impacts on transportation networks and the environment in many cities.

      It was understood that approaches to build successful TOD differ
      significantly from place to place, depending upon circumstances such
      as differences in land development regulations, zoning ordinances,
      market forces, development opportunities, available transit services,
      regional economy, etc. Therefore, to build TOD in Ho Chi Minh City
      where motorcycles are prevalent in traffic flow should apply different
      approaches. This ongoing research tries to analyze and assess some
      policies dealing with motorcycles to integrate this highly
      maneuverable mean of transportation with MRT as well as to find out
      effective measures to promote pedestrians to/from MRT stations under
      the existing characteristics of urban form in Ho Chi Minh City.

      Bio: Dr Hien Nguyen is Chair of Transportation Department at Ho Chi
      Minh City University of Transport, Vietnam. Currently, he is a
      Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Urban and Regional
      Development (IURD), hosted by Professor Robert Cervero. Previously, Dr
      Hien finished his PhD in traffic engineering at the Institute for
      Transport Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. His background
      is highway and traffic engineering; however, recently, he has much
      interest in policy, particularly for transportation in developing
      countries. The presentation today is a part of his ongoing research on
      challenges and opportunities to build Transit-Oriented Development
      (TOD) in motorcycle dominated environment with case study in his
      hometown of Ho Chi Minh City.

      Please join us for a TRANSOC-sponsored Cookie Hour in the ITS Library
      (412 McLaughlin Hall) at 3:30 PM.

      Institute of Transportation Studies
      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      University of California, Berkeley
      http://www.its.berkeley.edu