E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Endowed Lecture at Penn State

I had the honor of giving the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Endowed Lecture in the Department of Geography at Pennsylvania State University on March 15, 2024. My talk was titled “Mapping Columbus’ Ghost Neighborhoods: Using AI and GIS to Create 3D Models of Neighborhoods Damaged by Urban Highways and Urban Renewal in the 20th Century.”

They even baked a cake!

CURA receives award from Columbus Landmarks Foundation

The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) received the 2023 Frederick J. Holdridge Outstanding Group Award from the Columbus Landmarks Foundation for the Ghost Neighborhoods of Columbus project. This award celebrates a team project that preserves the city’s cultural and architectural legacies.

Photo (L-R): Ningchuan Xiao (Associate Director), Harvey Miller (Director), Nicole Hall (Consulting Manager), Gerika Logan (Outreach Coordinator)

Electric, Autonomous, & Green: The Future of Personal Transportation – Columbus Metropolitan Club – May 3 2023

On Wednesday, May 3 2023, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the Future of Personal Transportation at the Columbus Metropolitan Club. Joining me on the panel were Preeti Choudhary, Executive Director, DriveOhio, Ted Angel, Director, Aerospace Affairs, Dayton Development Coalition, and  host Walker Evans, Co-Founder & CEO, Columbus Underground.

My main message – the future of personal transportation should be similar to the history of personal transportation – walking, biking and public transit. Electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles and advanced air mobility are simply continuations of the same thing we have been trying for a century – cars and car dependence.  As should be clear, cars are not working well, and we can’t solve our car problem with more car-ing.

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Video of the panel discussion