Upcoming roundtable sponsored by the Food and Nutrition Board at the
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
If you cannot join in person, you can register for the webcast.
How can investments in the built environment advance obesity
12*, join the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions for a workshop that will
explore the roles built environment policies and practices play in the
prevention and treatment of obesity and will highlight promising, scalable,
multi-sector strategies to create more healthful and equitable
environments. Built environment topics that will be covered include urban
planning and design, transportation systems, parks and recreation, and food
systems. Register to attend either in person or via webcast. Due to seating
capacity, in-person registration for this workshop is limited.
Dear TRB Health and Transportation members and friends:
The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University is invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Geospatial Data Science. This position is partially funded by the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) Initiative at Ohio State; two of the three desired application areas are transportation and health.
The job advertisement is pasted below. Please share with qualified individuals.
Thanks and regards, Harv
Harvey J. Miller, PhD
Bob and Mary Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science
Professor, Department of Geography
Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
The Ohio State University
The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level, commencing autumn semester 2018. The position is contingent on budgetary approval. We seek a scholar with expertise in areas such as spatial-temporal data analytics, spatial simulation and modeling, cyberGIS and high performance computing, and/or geovisualization. Preferred application domains include scholars who address issues surrounding sustainability, resilience and social equity in areas that include urban science, transportation and/or public health. The successful candidate will also be required to teach classes in the department's GIS program.
This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars in the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program including faculty from social and behavioral sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, business, public health, and policy. The SRE program seeks to advance sustainability science by developing a more holistic understanding of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems, human-environment interactions, and innovations in sustainable technologies and governance. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in or lead collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics.
A Ph.D. in GIScience or a closely related field is required. All applicants are expected to have very strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instructions. Preferred qualifications include experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, university teaching experience and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Appointment is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org
Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9712. A complete application consists of a cover letter including teaching, research and service credentials, a curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, and three letters of references. Inquiries may be directed to Morton O'Kelly at okelly.1(a)osu.edu. Applications received prior to November 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
This webinar may of interest to some on this list.
Webinar: Shared Mobility for People with Disabilities -- Challenges and
Opportunities for Paratransit
Register today to discuss paratransit flexibility & responsiveness in
cities on Sept. 26, 1:00 PM CT
*Webinar: Shared Mobility for People with Disabilities -- Challenges and
Opportunities for Paratransit*
/Working within the MOD & ADA Framework/
*1:00 to 2:30 PM Central Time, Tuesday, September 26*
Join the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) and leading public-sector
experts to discuss new approaches transit agencies are exploring to
increase flexibility and responsiveness of paratransit services for
users while reducing costs and complying with Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
*Webinar Details: *
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
11:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Mountain / 1:00 PM Central / 2:00 PM Eastern
_Welcome & Overview of Mobility On Demand (MOD) & Accessibility
* Sharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
Sharon will moderate the webinar, provide a brief overview of
traditional paratransit service models, and offer an introduction to
ways different MOD strategies and can be used to serve persons with
_Vision for Shared Mobility and an Integrated Transportation Network_
* Rik Opstelten, Office of Mobility Innovation, Federal Transit
Rik will offer a vision for how MOD can be used to create a more
integrated transportation system, with special attention to serving
persons with disabilities and the use of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
_Working within the Rules & Regulations: ADA and Paratransit Requirements_
* Bonnie Graves, Attorney-Advisor at Federal Transit Administration
Bonnie will discuss the regulatory framework around ADA & Paratransit
and how the ADA applies to MOD.
_The Ride On Demand: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
On-Demand Pilot Project_
* Ben Schutzman, Director of Paratransit, Massachusetts Bay
Ben will discuss The Ride On Demand pilot project, which is aimed at
serving persons with disabilities through a partnership with Uber and
Lyft. Ben will cover the details of the pilot project including contract
negotiations, data sharing and lessons learned as well as how these
partnerships have been used to offer additional transportation options
for persons with disabilities.
_RideKC Freedom, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) Pilot
* Jameson Auten, Chief, Regional Service Delivery & Innovation, Kansas
City Area Transportation Authority
Jameson will discuss the RideKC Freedom pilot project, which provides a
multi-modal platform to offer increased transportation options for
persons with disabilities. Jameson will cover the process involved to
take this project from early design to implementation, covering such
topics as procurement strategies, data collection, and the development
of an integrated app.
*Reserve your spot today!
**Space is limited.*
/This public webinar is part of the Federal Transit
Administration-supported Mobility-On Demand (MOD) Sandbox Information
Knowledge Accelerator (IKA), supporting current and future MOD projects./
/The Mobility on Demand Innovation and Knowledge Accelerator is operated
as a cooperative agreement between the Shared-Use Mobility Center and
the Federal Transit Administration Mobility On Demand Sandbox project./
<mailto:email@example.com> with any questions.
/The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a public-interest organization
working to foster collaboration in shared mobility (including
bikesharing, carsharing, ridesharing and more) and help connect the
growing industry with transit agencies, cities and communities across
the nation. Through piloting programs, conducting new research and
providing advice and expertise to cities and regions, SUMC hopes to
extend the benefits of shared mobility for all./
*Our mailing address is:*
125 S Clark St, 17^th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
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