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Aligning the transportation system to climate and equity goals: Panel to discuss next steps for the California Transportation Assessment (AB 285)

December 2, 3:00 pm4:00 pm PST

*Note: actual end time may vary.*

ITS Berkeley is excited to present a panel discussion on Friday Dec. 2, 2022 in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 3 p.m. Join us for coffee and cookies at 2:30 p.m.

Panel: Aligning the transportation system to climate and equity goals: Panel to discuss next steps for the California Transportation Assessment (AB 285)

Speakers:

  • Egon Terplan, Robert S. Cornish Endowed Chair of Regional Planning and Lecturer, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
  • Elisa Barbour, Professional Researcher, Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis
  • Darwin Moosavi, Deputy Secretary, Environment & Housing, CalSTA

 Egon Terplan, Robert S. Cornish Endowed Chair of Regional Planning and Lecturer, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

Egon Terplan is the Robert S. Cornish Endowed Chair of Regional Planning and Lecturer in City & Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. He is a specialist in regional economic development, land use, transportation, government reform and regional policy and currently writes about and advises on infrastructure, urban revitalization, economic development, region policy, and other topics. From 2019 to 2022, he was a Governor appointee serving as the Senior Advisor for Economic Development and Transportation within the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the California Strategic Growth Council while also supporting the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the California High Speed Rail Authority. He was also the project director for the California Transportation Assessment (AB 285), a review of the state transportation planning and funding system developed, working in collaboration with UC ITS, and also relaunched and coordinated a working group of the 18 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) with senior staff across eight state agencies. Egon received a Master of City Planning from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching at UC Berkeley, he has also been an instructor at Stanford University, the University of San Francisco, and San Jose State University.

Elisa Barbour is a Professional Researcher at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, where she conducts research for state agencies on topics related to sustainable transportation and land use, in connection to state climate policy. Elisa received her PhD in 2015, and her Masters in 1998, from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and publications have focused on sustainability planning for transportation, land use, and the environment at the state, regional, and local levels in California. Before getting her PhD, she worked for ten years as a Policy Analyst at the Public Policy Institute of California, conducting research on topics related to infrastructure, regional planning, land use, fiscal policy, and environmental planning and policy in the state.

Darwin Moosavi was appointed Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination at the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) in August of 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom. In his current role, Darwin focuses on initiatives related to reducing vehicle miles traveled, housing and transportation coordination, and climate resilience, amongst other issues. He was lead author of CalSTA’s Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI) published in 2021 and currently works on its implementation. Before joining the team at CalSTA, Darwin served as Sustainability Project Manager the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), leading initiatives to champion walking, bicycling and transit use, promote zero emission vehicles and integrate equity considerations into the Department’s work. Under the administration of Governor Brown, Darwin was appointed as a Senior Planner at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), where he worked on various transportation policy issues centered around building sustainable communities and reducing vehicle miles traveled. Darwin spent several years helping build the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, and later served as its Program Manager at the Strategic Growth Council. Darwin earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from UC Davis and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University, with an emphasis in Transportation Planning.

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Date:
December 2
Time:
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST
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Website:
https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/SPH.html?event_ID=148826

Venue

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
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