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Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 1:48 PM
Subject: [ITS] Friday Seminar - October 11th - Philine Gaffron: Schools and Transport Emissions in the Six County Sacramento Region
Friday Transportation Seminar Series
Friday, October 11, 2013
4 - 5 p.m. in 534 Davis Hall, UC Berkeley
"Schools and Transport Emissions in the Six County Sacramento Region"
Visiting Researcher, ITS University of California, Davis
Senior Researcher, Institute for Transport Planning and Logistics, Hamburg University of Technology
Abstract: Environmental justice analyses in the transport field often look at people's exposure to transport emissions at their place of residence. This is both a vital angle as most people spend the majority of their time in and around their homes and it is also a proxy for studying overall exposure since significant amounts of time are spent elsewhere, particularly during the day, when traffic levels are highest. Schools are the most important 'elsewhere' for children and teenagers, who are also among the most vulnerable groups when it comes to the detrimental effects of transport emissions.
I will present the results of my analyses that look at the relationship between emission loads that schools in the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) region are experiencing from road traffic and the socio-demographic make-up of their students. These results will further be compared to the findings of other studies investigating health and exposure in the SACOG region. Perhaps the discussion will highlight other work that might yield fruitful comparisons and it would also be interesting to discuss participants' opinions on and experiences with addressing inequalities in this area.
Bio: Philine Gaffron has been a visiting researcher at ITS UC Davis since January 2012. She is a Fellow of the German Research Foundation and is on sabbatical from her position as a senior researcher at the Institute for Transport Planning and Logistics at the Hamburg University of Technology in Northern Germany.
Living and working in Hamburg with its large urban port has focused her interest in the local and regional social and environmental implications of urban transport. She has come to California to investigate various aspects of urban transport emissions and environmental justice. Dr. Gaffron has also carried out research on planning towards sustainable urban transport, on policy implementation in the transport field and on improving freight traffic in the North Sea Region. She has been involved in a number of European research projects on these issues and has been a member of the experts' network STELLA - Sustainable Transport in Europe - Links and Liaisons with America.
Please join us for a TRANSOC-sponsored Cookie Hour in the ITS Library at 3:30 PM.
Institute of Transportation Studies
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeleyhttp://www.its.berkeley.edu