Associate Provost for Academic Planning - UCLA; Professor of Urban Planning - UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
About the Instructor
Professor Loukaitou-Sideris’ research focuses on the public environment of the city, its physical representation, aesthetics, social meaning and impact on the urban resident. Her work seeks to integrate social and physical issues in urban planning and architecture. Dr. Loukaitou-Sideris’s research includes documentation and analysis of the social and physical changes that have occurred in the public realm; cultural determinants of design and planning and their implications for public policy; quality-of-life issues for inner city residents; transit security, urban design, land use, and transportation issues.
She has served as a consultant to the Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration, Southern California Association of Governments, South Bay Cities Council of Government, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, Project for Public Spaces, the Greek Government, and many municipal governments on issues of urban design, open space development, land use and transportation, and she has been commissioned to author research papers by the National Academies and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.Dr. Loukaitou-Sideris is the author of numerous articles, the co-author of the books Urban Design Downtown: Poetics and Politics of Form (University of California Press, 1998), and Sidewalks: Conflict and Negotiation over Public Space (MIT Press, 2009), and the co-editor of the books Jobs and Economic Development in Minority Communities (Temple University Press, 2006) and Companion to Urban Design(Routledge, 2011).
Offer Grembek, Co-Director - UC Berkeley (SafeTREC)
Offer Grembek is a researcher and lecturer on traffic safety at UC Berekely and co-Director at Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). Before that, he was Associate Director for Research (SafeTREC) also at UC Berekely.
Dr. Grembek is a member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation Safety Management (ANB10), and the Co‐Chair of the TRB Global Road Safety Subcommittee (ANB10(8)). As a Principal Investigator, Dr. Grembek has obtained multiple sponsored research awards to study pedestrian and bicycle safety issues and safety management. His research expertise includes: injury risk in multimodal environments, pedestrian safety, systemic approach to road safety management, and in‐vehicle injury protection systems. Dr. Grembek received his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in 2002, his MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 and received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010.
Transportation Planning is one of the key processes in urban development, where decision makers and other members of the team face huge challenges due to changing times, trends, and pedestrian behaviors.
This course focuses on the link between built environment, perceived or actual safety, and walking or biking. It also touches on the processes involved in transportation planning, including issues that affect walking and bicycling, as well as proposed solutions. The presentations also cover key trends of pedestrian and bicycle activity across California and presented strategies that Caltrans in particular can pursue towards achieving their walking and bicycling goals.
1. Learn from industry experts the different processes and methods applied or used in planning transportation development and resolve issues related to the subject.
2. Know the specific challenges that come with transportation planning.
3. Learn how past projects and events can contribute to re-envision the future of transportation.4. Know the appropriate designs and policy interventions that can help people feel safer in transportation settings.
General Course Information
Loukaitou-Sideris, Professor of
Urban Planning - UCLA |
Offer Grembek, Co-Director, UC Berkeley SafeTREC
US State Approvals
|States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY||Yes|
|GA, MN, and SD |
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.
Canada Provinces and Territories
|British Columbia||Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES|
|Ontario||Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES|