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Policy Challenges for Sustainable Transportation

Daniel Sperling, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies; Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
  • Policy Challenges for Sustainable Transportation
  • 2014-05-01T12:00:00-07:00
  • 2014-05-01T13:00:00-07:00
  • Daniel Sperling, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies; Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
When
May 01, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Contact Phone
(916) 445-5100
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California has put in place a set of pioneering policies on vehicles, fuels, mobility and land use, including “Pavley standards” for vehicles, zero emission vehicle mandate, low carbon fuel standard, the Sustainable Communities Act of 2008 (SB375), and carbon cap and trade. Dr. Daniel Sperling will analyze their effectiveness, how they relate to each other, whether they are replicable models for others, and what comes next.

Sperling is Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis). He has led ITS-Davis to international prominence by building strong partnerships with industry, government, and the environmental community, integrating interdisciplinary research and education programs, and connecting research with public outreach and education.

Sperling is an international expert on transportation technology, fuels and policy, with a focus on energy and environment. His research is directed at accelerating the global transition to cleaner, more efficient transportation and energy, and mitigating climate change. He has authored or co-authored over 200 technical papers and 11 books, including Two Billion Cars (Oxford University Press, 2009). In June 2013, he was named a recipient of the Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation. He was recognized for his unique ability to bring together the top thinkers and strategists in academia, government and industry to develop new vehicle- and fuels-policy approaches.

He was appointed to the “automotive engineering” seat on the California Air Resources Board in 2008. His chief responsibilities are oversight and design of the state’s climate change, alternatives fuels, vehicle travel and land use, and zero emission vehicle programs. He was lead author of the transportation chapter in the 2007 IPCC report, “Mitigation of Climate Change” (IPCC won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008). He was founding chair of standing committees for the U.S. Transportation Research Board on Alternative Transportation Fuels (1989-’96), and Sustainability and Transportation (2006-08).

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