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Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation

Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Alan Altshuler will speak on Equity, Pricing, and Surface Transportation Politics RSVP HERE: http://www.its.ucla.edu/wachslecture/ ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Alan Altshuler is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Policy and Planning in the Kennedy School of Government and the Graduate School of Design. From July 2004 through December 2007 he served first as acting dean, then as dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Previously, he served as founding director of the Kennedy School’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for State and Local Government (1988-2004), founding director of its Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston (2000-2004), and academic dean of the Kennedy School (1993-1995). His most recent book, Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment (authored with David Luberoff), was selected as Best Book of the Year in 2004 by the Urban Section of the American Political Science Association. ABOUT THE LECTURE SERIES: Professor Martin Wachs retired from the University of California in 2006, after spending 25 years as an Urban Planning faculty member at UCLA and 10 more as a Civil & Environmental Engineering and City & Regional Planning faculty member at UC Berkeley. In his honor, students created the Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation, which rotates each year between the Berkeley and UCLA campuses. The lecture features prominent and innovative scholars and policymakers who draw on many years of research and thinking in transportation and/or urban planning. The lecture is attended by transportation faculty and students from all reaches of California, scholars from related fields and disciplines, and transportation and planning practitioners and officials from across the United States. ABOUT THE WACHS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND: This year’s lecture will inaugurate the UCLA Martin Wachs Student Scholarship Fund as an ongoing tribute to Professor Wachs’s many decades of inspired teaching. The event is free, but we encourage you to contribute to the Martin Wachs Student Scholarship Fund by sending a tax-deductible donation today. The gift you send will help meet the critical need for increased student support, especially during the UC’s current budgetary situation. Marty’s commitment and integrity as a scholar, professional, and educator have left a deep impression not only on his students, but also on many of his peers, colleagues, and friends. Please act on that inspiration by contributing generously, and please use a multi-year pledge to maximize the impact of your contribution. Donors will be acknowledged and thanked at the event.


Apr 8
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
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