Virtual workshop on Geospatial Needs for Environmental Justice

The Mapping Science Committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine is hosting a virtual workshop on Geospatial Needs for Environmental Justice on May 21st, 2021. This workshop will explore how geospatial data and techniques can be used to analyze and mitigate geographic sorting of social groups within communities and differential exposure to toxins and risks in built and natural environments.  It is free and open to the public.

We have a great line up of speakers!  Please join the discussion.  More information and registration: https://mscspring2021.splashthat.com/

Trends that will shape us: Transportation

On April 7, I participated in a panel discussion at the Columbus Metropolitan Club; topic: Trends that Will Shape Us: Transportation. Other guests include Jack Marchbanks (Director, Ohio Department of Transportation) and Kevin Chambers (Managing Director – Logistics, Distribution and Supply Chain, JobsOhio).

It was an interesting and lively conversation: spanning public transit, the impact of COVID on cities, social equity, infrastructure, freight and logistics.  Check it out!

Link to recording

 

 

As recovery bills languish, transit systems cut service

I’m quoted in an article in CQ Roll Call , a news site covering Congress and the White House, about the drastic budget faced by public transit systems unless Congress acts soon.  You may not be surprised to learn I’m against that.

As recovery bills languish, transit systems cut service – Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call, 2 December 2020