Call for Papers for the 2013 Transportation/ Land Use Planning and Air
"Developing Healthy and Livable Communities"
June/July, 2013 (TBD)
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Transportation Research Board Transportation and Air Quality
Committee, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) T&DI Planning,
Economics and Finance Committee, the Air and Waste Management
Association, and the Federal Highway Administration and other sponsors
are seeking papers for 20 sessions for the 2013 Transportation/ Land Use
Planning and Air Quality (TLUPAQ) Conference. The TLUPAQ Conference has
been held in the past at different locations including:
Danvers, Massachusetts, May, 1993
Lake Tahoe, California, August, 1997
Portland, Oregon, May, 1998
Lake Lanier, Georgia, November, 1999
Orlando, Florida, July, 2007
Denver, Colorado, July, 2009
San Antonio, Texas, May, 2011
The focus of the papers should be related to innovative research and
strategies leading to the integration of transportation planning, land
use and air quality. Our spotlight theme in 2013 will be "Developing
Healthy and Livable Communities".
We are interested specifically in papers related to the following
topics: (1) smart growth implementation and evaluation; (2) scenario
planning and livability design strategies; (3) intelligent
transportation strategies and implementation; (4) climate change; (5)
pricing strategies; (6) information systems; (7) MOVES model evaluations
and data; (8) technological innovations; and (9) health impacts of land
use and transportation decisions.
Paper/Extended Abstract Requirements: The conference proceedings will be
produced by ASCE. All papers/extended abstracts must be submitted in
Microsoft Word and must meet the ASCE conference proceedings paper
format requirements. Each paper/extended abstract cannot exceed 10 pages
(includes figures and tables) in length. Guidelines to submit papers can
be found at the following web link:
Authors with a paper/extended abstract accepted for presentation and who
wish to have their paper/extended abstract published in the conference
proceedings will be required to complete a Copyright Transfer Agreement,
a Permission Verification Form for Books and CD-ROMs (available at the
above web link), and must register for the conference by Friday, April
26th, 2013. Note that extended abstracts are acceptable for those
authors who do not wish to submit a full paper.
Paper/Extended Abstract Submittal Deadline: Draft papers or abstracts
for the 2013 TLUPAQ Conference must be submitted electronically no later
than Friday, February 8th, 2013. Each paper or extended abstract will be
reviewed and comments will be provided to the author(s) by Friday, March
22nd, 2013. Authors will make any necessary revisions to the paper or
extended abstract and resubmit the revised paper or extended abstract by
Friday, April 26th, 2013. Papers or extended abstracts should be sent
electronically to Srinivas Pulugurtha at SSPulugurtha(a)uncc.edu .
If you have any questions regarding the 2013 TLUPAQ Conference, please
contact Jane Lin at janelin(a)uic.edu .
On behalf of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of
Planning, Environment and Realty, we would like to thank you for taking
part in the recent webinar on transportation and health. We hope that you
found the presentations informative and valuable in your work to strengthen
the relationship between transportation and health.
Attached is a copy of the presentation for your review. You can also access
a recording of the webinar online at
We encourage you to share these resources with your interested colleagues.
We also encourage you to share questions and ideas that you may have about
this topic with the speakers featured in the webinar. Their contact
information is located on the last slide of the presentation. ****
The “Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities”
white paper featured in the webinar will soon be available on FHWA’s
Planning Capacity Building website, http://www.planning.dot.gov/. Please
feel free to contact Fred Bowers at Frederick.Bowers(a)dot.gov with any
For more information about the report or to suggest future webinar topics,
please contact Sarah Mashburn at (202) 366-6515 or
Sarah.Mashburn.ctr(a)dot.gov or Fred Bowers at (202)366-2374 or
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I would like to share three briefs from Active Living Research<http://www.activelivingresearch.org/> about different community and neighborhood factors that can encourage physical activity among children and adults. Being more physically active has many health benefits, including preventing obesity. Please also let your colleagues know about these resources and contact me with any questions you might have.
And we have many other resources that you can use to create active, healthy communities. Let me know if you want more information.
1) A Study of Community Design, Greenness, and Physical Activity in Children using Satellite, GPS and Accelerometer Data<http://www.activelivingresearch.org/node/12559>
Key Finding: Children were more active when they were in greener areas of their neighborhoods, especially children living in a smart-growth community (characterized by more walkable streets with housing closer to shops, commercial services, parks and recreation areas).
2) Out and About: Association of the Built Environment with Physical Activity Behaviors of Adolescent Females<http://www.activelivingresearch.org/node/12589>
Key Finding: Girls' physical activity levels were higher when they were in areas with high population density, and when they spent time near schools or parks.
3) Investigating the Impact of a Smart Growth Community on the Contexts of Children's Physical Activity using Ecological Momentary Assessment<http://www.activelivingresearch.org/node/12576>
Key Finding: Zoning and land use policies that promote compact housing development, walkable neighborhoods, close proximity of housing to shops and restaurants, and access to parks and recreation areas have the potential to increase children's physical activity and reduce their risk for obesity.
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Debbie Lou, Ph.D.
Active Living Research -- A National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Using evidence to prevent childhood obesity and create active communities
UC San Diego
3900 Fifth Ave, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92103
Ph: (619) 260-6336
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This might of interest to some.
From: Anna Ricklin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:28 PM
Subject: Upcoming APA workshop: Planning for Healthy Communities
I want to make you aware of an upcoming two-day workshop in Charlotte, NC
on including health in planning. The workshop will be very hands-on,
providing practical ways in which to incorporate health objectives into
planners work, led by two excellent presenters. Its a bit short notice,
but please pass this notice on to interested colleagues, particularly
those in North Carolina and surrounding states.
Planning for Healthy Communities
Charlotte, North Carolina
November 13-14, 2012
Planners' decisions have a profound impact on public health, and planning
practice offers many tools and techniques that can be used to support
public health goals. At this workshop, you'll learn how to integrate
public health issues into comprehensive plans, zoning, and Health Impact
Assessments, using models and best practices from around the country.
Interactive exercises show how to promote greater access to healthy food
and physical activity.
You'll learn about:
Promoting public health through planning
Making food part of the comprehensive plan
Fitting physical activity into community planning
Planning for respiratory health and air quality
Ensuring water quality through comprehensive plans
Collecting baseline health data and environmental audits
Using Health Impact Assessments effectively
Building relationships with public health agencies, developers,
community-based organizations, and residents
FHWA Resource Center Planning Team
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443
I am out of the office until 10/25/2012.
I will be away from the office until October 25 with intermittant access to
email. Please call my cell if you want to reach me. 202.494.5539
Note: This is an automated response to your message "[H+T--Friends] Bike
research leading to smarter regional investments, easier rides" sent
on 10/23/2012 6:21:32 PM.
This is the only notification you will receive while this person is away.
We thought you would be interested in the results of a recent study that was supported by Active Living Research<http://www.activelivingresearch.org/> and the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium<http://www.otrec.us/> (OTREC). The study was the first to gather large-scale data that reveal cyclists' actual route preference and is being published in a scientific journal (Transportation Research Part A).
In the study, Portland State University researchers Joseph Broach, Jennifer Dill and John Gliebe (Gliebe is now with RSG Inc.) outfitted cyclists with GPS units to record which routes they chose and model the choices to reveal preferences. The research determined not only the attractiveness of bike lanes, paths and bike boulevards, but also the effect of intersection design, turns and slope-factors that proved to be as important as the bike facility itself. While some assume that cyclists take the most direct route to any destination, the research found that cyclists take significant detours to use separated bike paths and bike boulevards. The study is the first to examine bike boulevards, the low-traffic neighborhood streets tailored for cycling.
Some of the key findings:
* Separated bike paths are equivalent to reducing trip distance by 26 percent, bike boulevards by 18 percent.
* Cyclists are willing to detour 16 percent of their trip distance to avoid a left turn at a busy intersection without a traffic light.
* Each additional turn is equal to adding 7 percent of the trip distance.
For more information about the study and results, we encourage you to download the one-page research summary<http://www.activelivingresearch.org/node/12801>, read Jennifer's Move! blog<http://www.activelivingresearch.org/blog/2012/10/node/12800> on the ALR website and access the full news release<http://otrec.us/news/entry/bike_research_leading_to_smarter_regional_invest…>. Please also pass this along to any other colleagues who may be interested and/or contact Justin if you are able to assist with broader dissemination.
Amanda Wilson, M.S.R.S.
Active Living Research
University of California, San Diego
3900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92103
Active Living Research is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation building the evidence to prevent childhood obesity and support active communities.
Public Health and CSS: Leveraging Regional Collaboration to Build Healthy Communities
10/30/2012 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
ContextSensitiveSolutions.org is pleased to present a webinar on the integration of health-planning with case studies from the San Diego Region.
This free webinar is brought to you by FHWA, in partnership with the Project for Public Spaces, and INDUS Corporation. The webinar will be on Wednesday, October 30, 2012, from 12:300 - 2:30 PM ET.
Participants will be presented innovative work via case studies, research data, and policy information that has been developed through partnerships between transportation and health organizations in the San Diego region.
Shelley Saitowitz, Community Health Program Specialist, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA)
Stephan Vance, Senior Regional Planner, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Chris Schmidt, Chief of Public Transportation Branch, District 11, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
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Greetings TRB Subcommittee on Health and Transportation,
The subcommittee, along with its cosponsoring committee and group
leaders, is planning a cross-cutting session at TRB in January 2013. The
session will bring public health and transportation experts and leaders
together to begin to demystify each discipline's terminology and to
identify promising opportunities for collaboration. There will be a
panel of experts to answer questions, and we are encouraging a lively
dialogue. This message is to solicit your inputs on a major part of the
We hope to collect and build the "top ten questions at the intersection
of health and transportation" and we need your help to do so.
What are the issues that surface most frequently when discussing the
connections between health and transportation? What are some of the
major questions that we still need to answer through research and
If you have questions that you'd like to submit, please email me
(eloisa.raynault(a)apha.org) and Ed Christopher (edc(a)berwyned.com)
NOTE: IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID CLOGGING THE INBOXES OF YOUR FELLOW
SUBCOMMITTEE FRIENDS, DO NOT 'REPLY ALL' TO THIS MESSAGE.
Thanks in advance,
Eloisa and Ed