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Lecture: "How the Eastern Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Became a Megaproject" (UC Berkeley, 9/13)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... From: ITS at UC Berkeley Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 12:07 AM Subject: [ITS] Friday Seminar - September 13th - Karen
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      From: ITS at UC Berkeley <its.fridayseminar@...>
      Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 12:07 AM
      Subject: [ITS] Friday Seminar - September 13th - Karen Trapenberg Frick - Pursuing the Technological Sublime: How the Eastern Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Became a Megaproject

      Friday Transportation Seminar Series

      Friday, September 13, 2013

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

      Karen Trapenberg Frick, Ph.D.

      Assistant Director, University of California Transportation Center

      "Pursuing the Technological Sublime: How the Eastern Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Became a Megaproject"

      Abstract: The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which was opened after the Labor Day weekend, is a classic instance of a megaproject, not just because of its huge complexity, protracted timeline and “mega” cost (some $6.5 billion). It is also a textbook embodiment of what I have identified as the “six C’s” of a typical megaproject: colossal, captivating, costly, controversial, complex, and subject to issues of control.

      Bio: Karen Trapenberg Frick is Assistant Director of the University of California Transportation Center. She also is a lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in transportation policy and planning, and is the academic lead for the College of Environmental Design's [IN]CITY summer program in sustainable city planning. She holds a Ph.D. in city planning from UC Berkeley and a master's in planning from UCLA.

      Please join us for a TRANSOC-sponsored Cookie Hour in the ITS Library at 3:30 PM
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