Streets for Everyone: Advancing Active Transportation
2015 William R. And June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning
The Dale Prize is an annual event organized by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona. It recognizes planning excellence, creates dialogue between scholars and practitioners, and enriches the education of planning students. The 2015 Dale Prize theme is Streets for Everyone: Advancing Active Transportation.
The Dale Prize winners are:
Jennifer Dill, Ph.D. Dr. Dill is a national leader in active transportation research. She is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University, where she directs the Transportation Research and Education Center. Dr. Dill also manages a federally-funded national university transportation center. Her research addresses the intersections of travel decisions, planning, health, and the environment, with a focus on non-motorized transportation, particularly bicycling. Two themes inform this work: factors that influence decisions to bicycle, and bicycle safety and the related effects of innovative infrastructure. She has chaired a National Cooperative Highway Research Program panel and is a leader in the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Dill received her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.
Fred Dock, PE, AICP. Mr. Dock is a nationally recognized transportation practitioner, a leader in the professional communities, and an author. He is the Director of the Department of Transportation for the City of Pasadena. Mr. Dock takes a multidisciplinary approach to multimodal and active transportation. His innovative activity includes leadership on complete streets, multimodal transportation performance metrics, walkability, and the intersection of land use with active transportation. He has led efforts to develop an action plan for protected bike lanes, implemented shared streets and bike boulevards, and developed a complete streets program. Mr. Dock received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a registered engineer, a certified planner, and a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
About the theme. Today’s planners are challenged to make streets that support active transportation. The embrace requires herculean arms to reach around many concerns: human scale, sense of community, accessibility, linking modes of travel, and last-mile transportation. It requires consideration of the interrelationships among environment, land use, urban design, community development, public health, and physical infrastructure. In many communities, planners ride a wave of grassroots support for active transportation but may face a pro-car backlash against bike lanes and road diets. Their efforts seek to support everyday active transportation, provide safe routes to school, and facilitate localized living. Considering all these factors, how are planning researchers and practitioners expanding their reach to rise to these challenges? What should be done in this rapidly changing milieu of on-the-ground conditions, technology, and preferences?
Please join us at the colloquium (Wednesday February 4, 6-8 pm, with a reception from 5-6 at Ursa Minor in the Bronco Student Center) and/or the banquet (Thursday February 5, 7-9 pm at Kellogg House Pomona). The colloquium and proceedings will be streaming on line at http://www.csupomona.edu/~urp/daleprize soon after the event.