Tomorrow, Thursday 3/10 at 1 PM, I am going to be presenting at UMass-Amherst Transportation Center for their weekly Transportation Seminar. I will be leading a discussion about some differences between urban planners and civil engineers, and how that can sometimes lead to strained relationships between the two fields.
This talk is inspired by a presentation I went to some years ago given by Dr. Kelly Clifton, a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. While I have observed the gap between the two disciplines narrow, I still think it bears running through ways in which practitioners in the two fields could work together better, particularly on challenging projects.
Swing by if you can! If not, I will probably give a synopsis in a later blog post.