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Preparing for the New Paradigm: Implementing California's Climate Change Goals

The UC Davis Sustainable Transportation Center (STC) and student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) invite students to join us for a unique event on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:45pm-8pm at the UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center. The purpose of this event is to engage students entering careers in climate change – via the fields of transportation, planning, economics, land use, landscape architecture, political science, geography, engineering, law, geology, community development, or environmental policy – to the new climate change framework that is in development at the state level. With the growing demand for academic research and professional careers in this area, the forum seeks to expose students to both people in the field and information regarding current developments in various State agencies.

Dr. Susan Handy and Mike McCoy will discuss highlights from the Sustainable Transportation Center (STC) and the new Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS) – both housed under the Institute of Transportation Studies. The evening will include mingling with leaders in the planning and policy profession as it pertains to climate change, FREE catered appetizers, and an interesting discussion with experts on the topic. The expert panelists will be discussing their agency’s perspective on meeting the requirements of new climate change and planning laws, such as AB 32, SB 375, and SB 97.

Our expert panelists include:

  • Gregg Albright from the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency
  • Lisa Trankley from the Office of the Attorney General
  • Mark Stivers from the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee
  • Julia Johnston from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Anthony Eggert from the California Air Resources Board

Offering research development and an educational curriculum tailored to meet the needs of an evolving transportation/climate change field, UC Davis hopes you will attend this event designed to encourage students to enter this exciting profession! Many leaders in this field have been invited to attend and mingle with students interested in this emerging field.

The first 25 students to RSVP will receive a FREE Nalgene-style water bottle with the Davis-ITE logo! (pick up at event) – RSVP to Lauren Hilliard at lhilliard@gmail.com with your full name and major. More information regarding location, transportation, and program details will be provided upon RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you!