A Personal Website of Dr. Catherine Ross @ Georgia Institute of Technology

Presentations (Selected)


Moderator: National Academies Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains Workshop IV, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (February 18, 2021)

Co-Author: An Exploratory Study of Determinants of the Spread Of COVID-19 Before Shelter-In-Place Orders, poster presented at the Annual Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C. (January 29,2021)

Event host and symposium speaker: Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) symposium, JAPA Special Issue on Community Design & Revitalization to Promote Health a symposium in tribute to the life’s work of Christopher Kochtitzky, virtual symposium (January 28, 2021)

Moderator: “The President's Perspective: A candid look at higher education policy, and lessons learned and challenges overcome during each President's tenure,” The Hill Society's Conversations on the Hill speaker series featured President Ángel Cabrera, President Emeritus G.P. “Bud” Peterson and President Emeritus G. Wayne Clough, Georgia Institute of Technology, virtual meeting (January 28, 2021)


Keynote Presenter: “Megaregions and America’s Future,” CM2 Symposium 2020 presented by Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, virtual meeting (December 3, 2020)

Panelist: Roundtable – Transnational University – community Collaborations for Post-Disaster Recovery: Research, Education and Engagement, 2020 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, virtual meeting (November 6, 2020)

Panelist: Mentoring Through The Life Cycle: From PHD Studies to Full Professor to Beyond/ Hosted by the ACSP Faculty Mentoring Committee, 2020 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, virtual meeting (November 6, 2020)

Co-Author: – Quantifying Transport Sustainability in an Era of Enhanced Technology and Climate Change, 2020 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, virtual meeting (November 8, 2020)

Panelist: “The Impact of COVID on the Future of Transportation,” 8th annual GDOT/ GTI research exposition, virtual meeting (October 19, 2020)

Host at the New Faculty Orientation Virtual Table Host Information and Logistics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (August 11, 2020)

Moderator “Civic Learning and Campus Civility”, National Conference on Trusteeship plenary session, Washington DC (April 6, 2020)

Participant: Should the VREF establish an international research observatory on Mobility as a service and, if so, how?, presented by the Eno Center for Transportation and Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF), Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2020)

Panelist “Planning for Mega-Regions: New Initiatives and Technical Approaches to Address Complex Issues and Foster Productive Partnerships,” presented at the Annual Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2020)


Presenter: Transportation Performance Management (TPM) and Performance-based Planning and Programming (PBPP) Implementation Workshop, hosted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Atlanta, GA (November 6, 2019)

Co-Author: Megaregions: Convergence Or Divergence, Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Greenville, SC (October 26, 2019)

Presenter: Georgia Tech Puerto Rico Studio: Planning for EL Cano Martin Pena, Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Greenville, SC (October 26, 2019)

Co-Author: Rao, Arthi, Ross, C. L., Arts, Culture and the Atlanta Beltline: A Strategic Plan for Inclusiveness and Sustainability, Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Greenville, SC (October 26, 2019)

Participant: “NSF ADVANCE and I-Corps Joint Summit,” hosted by the University of Toledo, Purdue University, and the Association for Women in Science, Cleveland, Ohio (October 8, 2019)

Panel facilitator: Discussion with Georgia Tech's First Tenured African American Faculty Member, Dr. Dorothy Yancy, 11th Annual Diversity Symposium, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA (September 4, 2019)

Session Chair: “Knowledge Co-Production for sustainable urban infrastructure,” NSF sponsored Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Workshop, Georgia Tech (August 15, 2019)

Participant: “Quality Growth in the Corridor,” I-75 Central Corridor Coalition, Jackson, GA (August 8, 2019)

Panelist: “Women in Transportation (WTS) Faculty Chat, Georgia Tech (April 9, 2019)

Presenter: “Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future: Lessons for Megaregion Planning from International Cases in Economic Integration, presented at the Annual Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2019)


Moderator: “The 2018 Thought Leaders Dinner,” Sandy Springs Conservancy, Annual thought Leader Dinner, Sandy Springs, GA (October 17, 2018)

Moderator: “Pi Alpha Alpha Awards Luncheon,” Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA Conference), Atlanta, GA (October 12, 2018)

Moderator: “Transportation and transit panel,” Atlanta Airport Chamber Annual Meeting, College Park, GA (October 11, 2018)

Opening Keynote speaker: Economic, Technology and Mobility Trends Shaping Transport Modeling, 7th TRB Innovations in Travel Modeling Conference, Atlanta, GA (June 25, 2018)

Panelist: “Health, Housing & Equity”, AIA Conference on Architecture 2018, New York City, NY (June 21, 2018)

Moderator: “Multi-Jurisdictional Coordination for the Central Plains/ Heartland Region (May 16-17, 2018)

Moderator: “The Challenges & Opportunities of Municipal Services and Water Management,” Georgia Tech Invited Strategic Dialogues Infrastructure in the Digital Age, Atlanta, GA (April 16, 2018)

 Moderator: “Multi-Jurisdictional Coordination for the Greater Lakes Region, Columbus, OH (February 22-23, 2018)

Wang F. and Ross, C.L. “Predicting Travel Mode Choices in the Delaware Valley Region with Multinomial Logit Model and Extreme Gradient Boost Model” presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2018)

Queen, C. and Ross, C.L. “Urban Transit Mode Selection in the United States of America” presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2018)

Hylton, P. and Ross, C.L. “Air Cargo Forecasting in an Age of Electronic Retail” presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2018)

Kumar, A. and Ross, C.L. “Traffic and Incident Management Using Crowdsourced Data: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Practice” presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2018)

Sperling, E. and Ross, C.L. “Strategically Aligning Capital Improvement Prioritization to Performance Goals” presented at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2018)


Invited Panelist at “The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS): Sustainable Urban Environments in the Coastal Plain: Linking Knowledge to Action,” Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, D.C., (October 26, 2017)

Hylton, P. and Ross, C.L.  “Electronic Retail Effects on Airports and the Geography of Air Cargo,” The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 57th Annual conference, Denver, CO, (October 12, 2017)

Kumar, A. and Ross, C.L. “Analyzing the Impact of Truck Traffic on Small Town and Rural Air Quality and Health,” The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 57th Annual conference, Denver, CO, (October 12, 2017)

Wang, F. and Ross, C.L. “Modeling the Mode Choice of On-demand Ride Service and Its Impact on Accessibility,” The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 57th Annual conference, Denver, CO, (October 12, 2017)

Moderator: “Starting the Megaregion Conversation: The Northeast Economy and Transportation’s Role”, FHWA Megaregion Workshop, Providence, RI, (August 8-9, 2017)

Session Chair: “Transport”, World Engineers Summit - Applied Energy Symposium & Forum: Low Carbon Cities & Urban Energy Joint Conference (WES-CUE) 2017, Suntec, Singapore, (July 20, 2017)

Session Chair: “Transport”, World Engineers Summit - Applied Energy Symposium & Forum: Low Carbon Cities & Urban Energy Joint Conference (WES-CUE) 2017, Suntec, Singapore, (July 19, 2017)

Presenter: “Autonomous Vehicles and Energy Impacts: A Scenario Analysis,” World Engineers Summit - Applied Energy Symposium & Forum: Low Carbon Cities & Urban Energy Joint Conference (WES-CUE) 2017, Suntec, Singapore, (July 19, 2017)

Co-Author: “Addressing Megaregions in Long-Range Plans”, American Planning Association (APA), National Planning Conference, New York City, NY, (May 6, 2017)

Presenter: “Reconstructing Your World: Putting Health in All Policies, Plans and Actions,” Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) Seminar: Innovation and Public Impact Research Across GA Tech, Atlanta, GA, (April 19, 2017)

Presenter: “Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion”, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Freight Advisory Task Force, Atlanta, GA, March 2, 2017.

Presenter (invited): “Scaling Up: Thinking Megaregionally in Long-Range Planning, New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, February 3, 2017.

Presenter (keynote): “Transportation Infrastructure Impacts on Megaregions,” Freight and Megaregions Peer Exchange 2017, 7, Atlanta, GA, January 31, 2017.

Presenter: “New Potential for Multimodal Connection: Exploring the Relationship Between Taxi Trips and Transit in New York City,” session on Taxis and TNCs: Competitors or Can They Co-exist?, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, January 11, 2017

Presenter: “Disaggregation of Nationwide Commodity Movement Data to County-to-County and State-Level Travel Analysis Zones”, session on Research Innovations in Freight Transportation Data, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, January 10, 2017.

Presenter: “Air Quality and Health Impacts of Freight on Small Urban and Rural Areas” session on Urban Freight Innovations, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, January 9, 2017.


Presenter (keynote speaker): “ Starting the Conversation: Are We Ready for the Rise of the Megaregion?”, FHWA/DVRPC Mega-Region Mega-Event, King of Prussia, PA, December 6-7, 2016.

Co-Author: “Shifting Transit Usage: Novel Approaches,” The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 56th Annual conference, Portland, OR, November 6, 2016.

Co-Author: “Air freight connectivity’s impact on economic development,” The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 56th Annual conference, Portland, OR, November 6, 2016.

Presenter: “POCIG and the ACSP Committee on Diversity Joint Roundtable: Moving Faculty of Color through the Pipeline from Associate to Full Professor, The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 56th Annual conference, Portland, OR, November 3, 2016.

Presenter (invited): “Integrating Health into Metropolitan Transportation Planning,” Planning for a More Sustainable Future: Symposium on the Integration of Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Equity, Economic Development, and a Healthy Environment, UC Berkeley, October 17, 2016.

Session Chair (invited): Session Name: “Sustainability assessment of renewable energy applications, “ 8th International Conference on Applied Energy, Beijing, China, October 9, 2016.

Panelist (Invited): Panel Session: “Energy resilient urban systems,“ 8th International Conference on Applied Energy, Beijing, China, October 9, 2016.

Presenter (invited): “What if transit works?”, The Case for Regional Transit in Metro Detroit Taubman College of Architecture and Planning University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI October 4, 2016

Presenter: “Quality of Life Benefits of Urban Trails: Analysis of the Atlanta Beltline”, IUPEA – International Urban Planning and Environment Association, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2, 2016

Co-Author: “ Urban Revitalization: Changing Atlanta’s Land Use Intensities” IUPEA – International Urban Planning and Environment Association, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2, 2016

Co- Author: “ Parking Spaces in the age of Shared autonomous vehicles: How much parking will we need and where?”, IUPEA – International Urban Planning and Environment Association, Lisbon, Portugal, June 3, 2016

Co-Author: “ Public Transit Equity and the Geography of Opportunity in the Atlanta Region,” IUPEA – International Urban Planning and Environment Association, Lisbon, Portugal, June 3, 2016

Panelist: “Planning Atlanta”, Atlanta Studies Symposium 2016, Georgia State University, May 11, 2016

Keynote speaker (invited): “Megaregion:  Piedmont – Atlanta, Understanding the dynamics of the mega region and its impact globally,” Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) annual dinner, Cordova, TN, April 14, 2016

Presenter: “Planning Research Meets Planning Practice Discussion”, 2016 American Planning Association (APA) annual conference, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, April 5, 2016

Keynote speaker (invited): “A Transportation Agenda for the Global Era,” DCRP Lecture Series: 9th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, March 17, 2016.

Co-Author: “Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the Transformation Plan for a HUD Designated Choice Neighborhood in Albany, Georgia,” Urban Affairs Association Conference (UAA), San Diego, CA, March 17, 2016

Keynote speaker (invited): “Charlotte Megaregion,” Transportation Infrastructure Summit, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte, NC, March 4, 2016.

Panelist: “Innovations in changing behavior,” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Safety Summit, Atlanta, GA, February 23, 2016.

Presenter: “Megaregions: Leaning Forward, - Workshop 161 on Megaregions: Surfing the Wave of the Future”, presented at the 95th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C., January 10, 2016.

Presenter: at “Standing Committee on Transportation and Economic Development (ADD10)”, presented at the 95th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C., January 12, 2016.

Co- Author: “Exploration of Airport Effects on Distribution Center Location,” Catherine Ross, Georgia Institute of Technology and Peter Hylton, Georgia Institute of Technology, presented at the 95th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C., January 12, 2016.


Presenter: “AT010 - Freight Transportation, Economics and Regular Committee,” presented at the 94th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), “Mega-Regions Joint Subcommittee of ADA20, Washington, D.C., (January 14, 2015)

Co-Author: “Global Positioning System-Based Truck Modeling for Regional Travel Demand Forecasting,” David Jung-Hwi Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology and
Catherine Ross, Georgia Institute of Technology, presented at the 94th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C., (January 13, 2015)

Presenter: “AT015: Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics Committee,” presented at the 94th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), “Mega-Regions Joint Subcommittee of ADA20, Washington, D.C., (January 12, 2015)

Presenter: “ADD 020: Community Impact Assessment”, presented at the 94th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), “Mega-Regions Joint Subcommittee of ADA20, Washington, D.C., (January 12, 2015)

Co- Author: “Character and Intensity of Mega-Region Supply Chain Activity,” Catherine Ross, Georgia Institute of Technology and Peter Hylton, Georgia Institute of Technology, presented at the 94th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C., (January 12, 2015)


Presenter: “Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion, America 2050 Forum Report, Importance of alternate transportation to meet growth presented at the Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding at The Forum, Rome, GA (November 20, 2014)

Invited Speaker: “Urban regeneration through regional infrastructure investment,” International Symposium on Urban Regeneration, University of Seoul, South Korea, (November 12, 2014)

Author: “Landscape Anthropometrics: A Multi-Scale Approach To Integrating Health Into Regional Land Use Planning, Rao, Arthi, Georgia Institute of Technology, presenting author, primary author; Ross, Catherine, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 54th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, (November 2, 2014)

Author: “GPS Based Truck Modeling For Regional Travel Demand Forecasting,” Lee, David Jung-Hwi, Georgia Institute of Technology, presenting author, primary author; Ross, Catherine, Georgia Institute of Technology; 2014 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 54th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, (October 30, 2014)

Primary Author: “Megaregions As A Framework For Integrating Supply Chain Dynamics And Freight Planning; Hylton, Peter Georgia Institute of Technology presenting author; Ross, Catherine, Georgia Institute of Technology, primary author, 2014 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 54th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, (October 30, 2014)

Panelist: Diversity Committee Workshop, Career Strategies for Faculty of Color at Various Academic Levels, 2014 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 54th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, (November 1, 2014)

Panelist: “Connected Places: Freight, Regions and Megaregions,” 2014 Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (October 24, 2014)

Invited Speaker: “Transportation, Economic Competitiveness, and Megaregions,” U.S. Department of Transportation's Volpe Center:  Transportation and the Economy, Leadership speaker series on Transportation and the Economy: Leading Globally, Succeeding Locally, VOLPE Center, Cambridge, MA, (October 15, 2014)

Keynote Speaker: Engendering Cities: Designing Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Environments, an International Conference organized by genderSTE an event of the Italian Presidency of the European Union under the patronage of UNESCO,Rome, Italy (September 25, 2014)

Panelist: “Energy, Mobility, and the Shape of Future Cities” at the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E), Symposium presented by MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) Urban Strategies for a New Energy Future, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (September 16 and 17, 2014)

Presenter (Facilitator)  “Voices of Georgia Tech” - A Community Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion at Georgia Tech, 6th Annual Diversity Symposium presented by the Office of Institute Diversity, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga (September 5, 2014)

Presenter: “Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion, America 2050 Forum Report, Importance of alternate transportation to meet growth presented at the Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding at Mercer University, Macon, GA (September 3, 2014)

Presenter: Freight tour model presentation by Georgia Tech presented for Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Harry West Room A on "C" floor, Atlanta, GA (August 29, 2014)

Presenter: “Atlanta BeltLine Health Impact Assessment”, American Planning Association, National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (April 27, 2014)

Panelist: “Stakeholder Involvement and Atlanta’s BeltLine”, American Planning Association, National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (April 27, 2014)

Panelist: “Planning Research Centers”, American Planning Association, National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (April 28, 2014)

Presenter: “Recent developments in health impact assessment” (paper), 34th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Vina del Mar, Chile ( April 8, 2014)

Presenter: “Incorporating health in major project EAs: Sharing global experiences” (workshop), 34th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Vina del Mar, Chile (April 10, 2014)

Presenter: “Global Regionalism/ Mega Regions”, Lambda Alpha International Conference, Atlanta, GA (April 5, 2014)

Moderator:” Transportation and Infrastructure”, PennIUR Penn Institute for Urban Research:  Sustainable Urbanization: Place Matters, The University of Pennsylvania, (March 27-28)

Moderator: “Public Agencies, the Private Sector and Transportation Challenges” University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GA, (March 25, 2014)

Presenter: “Health Impact Assessment,” Grantmakers in Health Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy, Atlanta, GA, (March 5, 2014)

Presenter: “Challenges and Opportunities of Partnerships Between Public Health and Transportation in Small and Medium-Sized Communities: Use of Health Impact Assessment for Transportation Planning: Importance of Involving Transportation Agencies in Process “, presented at the 93rd Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C., (January 15, 2014).

Presenter: “Megaregion Planning: State of Practice in Metropolitan Planning Organizations and State Departments of Transportation”, presented at the 93rd Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting (TRB), “Mega-Regions Joint Subcommittee of ADA20, Washington, D.C., (January 14, 2014)



Panel Moderator: 4th Annual CID Recognition Program, hosted by Council for Quality Growth, Loews Hotel, Midtown, Atlanta, GA, (November 21, 2013)

Presenter: Distinguished Lecture Series: CEOS / ADVANCE Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, (November 12-13, 2013)

Organizer and Moderator: Connected Places: Freight Movement and Megaregions, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Atlanta, GA (November 6-7, 2013)

Panelist: Planning in a "Post-Racial" Society:  New Directions and Challenges, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, (November 1, 2013)

Panelist: “Decade of Innovation Symposium - Technology Square 10th Anniversary, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, (October 17, 2013)

Moderator: Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.: Nature, People and Places—Panel Session, National Building Museum in Washington, DC, (October 10, 2013)

Keynote Presenter: “Creating Healthy Spaces”, presented at the VIP Dinner Reception for the Highmark Foundation - No Time to Weight - Best Practices in Childhood Obesity Prevention, Pittsburgh, PA (September 24, 2013)

Presenter: “Megaregions: Multi-jurisdictional Transportation Planning”, presented during the Fall Speaker series of the National Center for Transportation Productivity and Management (NCTPM), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (September 19, 2013)

Panelist: “Common Goals - Coordinated Efforts: Achieving Strength through Regional Collaboration”, Governing summit – Cost of government, The Newseum in Washington, D.C (September 16-17, 2013)

Panelist: "Why a Ph.D.? Is a Ph.D. right for you?" Summer Pre-Doctoral Workshop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (July 23)

Panelist: “How to pursue your research”, Summer Pre-Doctoral Workshop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (July 22)

Panelist: “Faculty of color share their experience and insights”, Summer Pre-Doctoral Workshop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (July 22)

Presenter: “Freight Stakeholder Engagement in Megaregions”, at the 2013 Transportation Research Board Summer Meeting of the Freight, Marine, and Planning Committees,  National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. (July 18)

Panelist: “Women in Leadership position”, presented at the iLead Unity Day, organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 in Atlanta, GA (July 17, 2013)

Panelist: “Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Prosperity for Healthy Communities”, organized by the National Association of Regional Councils in Philadelphia, PA (June 25, 2013)

Presenter: “Integrating Health into Transport Planning”, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Transport Policy, Planning and Engineering Symposium, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (May 29, 2013)

Panelist: “Transportation and Health Tool; Workshop with Expert Panel,  organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and US. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Washington, D.C. (April 23-24, 2013)

Presenter: “Exploring the Structure and Function of the Megaregion”, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Los Angeles, CA (April 11, 2013)

Presenter: “Georgia SPLOST Database and Clearinghouse for Transportation Finance”, Southeast UTC conference, Orlando, FL (April 4, 2013)

Presenter: “Sustainable Transportation and Downtown Revitalization”, University of Alabama (UAB) Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium, Birmingham, AL (April 3, 2013)

Presenter: “Transit: Atlanta and Lima”, Mass Transit Development Conference, Atlanta, GA (March 27, 2013)

Presenter and Moderator: “Freight in the Megaregion” Workshop, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference, Washington DC.  (January, 2013)

Panelists: “Innovative Infrastructure Finance”, Governing, Washington Press Club. (February, 2013)

Plenary Speaker: “Megaregions, Sustainability and Quality of Life”, MetroPlan Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.  (February, 2013)    


Plenary Speaker and Panel Member: Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 2012, International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany. (May, 2012)

Presenter: Planning for Green Cities: Atlanta and Seoul’, University of Seoul, Seoul Korea. (May, 2012)

Presenter: ‘Delft Institute of Technology, Regional Studies Association European Conference 2012, “Networked Regions and Cities in Times of Fragmentation”, Delft, the Netherlands. (May, 2012)


Moderator: Session entitled “Let Corridor Define the Mode: Land Use, Governance and Other Realities of the Implementation Environment”. Rail~Volution Conference, Washington, D.C. (October 19) 

Presenter: “Education and Workforce Development”.  EDA/ETA Workforce and Economic Development Conference, Atlanta, (May 2009)

Presenter: Keynote, “Integrated Urban and Rural Development in China,” International Association of Chinese Planners (IACP) Conference, Beijing, China (June 2011)

Presenter: “Megaregions and Regional Sustainability,” Seoul Metropolitan Forum, Seoul, Korea (October 2011)

Presenter: “Creating a Resilient Transportation and Energy Future,” East West Center, Hawaii (September 2011)


Presenter: “Examination of Functional Relationships of Megaregions and Applications for Transportation Infrastructure” 9th Symposium of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association (UPE9), Guangzhou, China (August 3)

Presenter: “Infrastructure Investment in the Atlanta Region,” ULI Atlanta District Council Leadership Meeting, Atlanta, GA (March1)

Presenter: Mega-regions: 21st Century Way of Understanding 21st Century Issues. Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (January 10-14)

Feature Interviewee: “Forecast: Megaregions Transportation expert and urban planner Catherine Ross foresees a future in which our cities and built landscapes are interconnected and interdependent,” Builder TV (January 14)

Interviewee: “Last Word”, Builder Magazine (January)

Presenter/Facilitator: “Ross on Megaregions”, School of City and Regional Planning Book Series, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (January 27)

Interviewee: “The big picture: San Diego and megaregions”, San Diego Union-Tribune (February 28)

Presenter: Downtown Livability Forum. Sponsored by Atlanta City Council President Caesar Mitchell and Central Atlanta Progress. Atlanta, GA (March 2)

Participant: White House Clean Energy Forum (March 3)

Presenter: “Understanding Federal Policy for Developers”, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta Forum (March 7)

Speaker/Organizer: Piedmont Alliance for Quality Growth. Macon, GA (March 10-11)

Recipient: CHOZEN Awards Women's History Honoree. Public choice award for being a trailblazer in education, urban planning/community development and business. (March 24)

Keynote Speaker: “Megaregions and Transportation,” 2010 Transportation and University Communities Conference, American Public Transportation Association. Athens, GA (April 10-13)

Interviewee: “Sustainable Cities” (podcast). Wall Street Journal (April 17)

Presenter: “City Planning and New Urbanism – A Sustainable Position,” ETH Forum Wohungsbau, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Zürich (April 22)

Keynote Speaker: “Megaregions: A Framework for Planning in the 21st Century,” 21st Annual Transportation Research Conference, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota (April 27-28)

Evening Plenary Speaker. 2010 Delaware-Maryland APA Regional Conference: Creating Livable Communities For All Ages: From Theory To Reality. Dover, DE (May 6)

Afternoon Plenary Speaker: CNU18 Conference: Vision California: Climate Change Metrics and Mandates for Healthy Regions. Atlanta, GA (May 20)

Presenter: “The Place is the Context,” CNU 18 Conference Congress for New Urbanism 18th Annual: Rx for Healthy Places, Atlanta, GA (May 21)

Presenter: “Sustainability: From Theory to Reality,” Forestar Sustainability Summit, San Antonio, TX (May 26)

Presenter: “Sustainable Planning Challenges: Rapid Urbanization, Global Recession and Climate Change,” 9th Symposium of the International Urban Planning & Environment Association (UPE9) Conference, Guangzhou, China (August 3-6)

Moderator: Health in all Policies: Integrating Health Impact Assessment in US Policy,” CDC Using Law, Policy and Research to Improve the Public’s Health: A National Conference, Atlanta, GA (September 13)

Moderator: GT2035: A Diverse and Inclusive Community, Atlanta, GA (September 17)

Keynote Speaker: “Sustainability: From Theory to Reality” – Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Lessons from the Atlanta Metropolitan Region- A NAS Workshop, Atlanta, GA (September 30)

Speaker: “Savannah Port Expansion Project” - The Atlanta/Savannah Harbor Business Forum, Atlanta, GA (December 02)

Speaker: “HIA: Praxis, Prospect and Policy” – National Health Policy Forum on “Health Impact Assessments: What, Why, How, Who, Where?”, Washington, DC (December 03)


Presenter: “Infrastructure and Sustainability: Competing in the Global Economy”, 2009 UCEA Workforce Development Forum (January 9)

Presenter: “Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion”, Megaregions Luncheon, Atlanta Regional Commission (January 26)

Panelist: “In the Trenches: Lessons from the Experts”, Changing Landscapes: Building the Good Growth State? Institute for Emerging Issues, North Carolina State University (February 9-10)

Presenter: “Movement and Access”, De Lange Conference VII – Transforming the Metropolis: Creating Sustainable and Humane Cities, Rice University. (March 2-4)

Facilitator/Organizer: Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion University Consortium, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (March 23)

Speaker/Organizer: The Case for a National Infrastructure Policy: The Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion in the Global Economy. Georgia Institute of Technology (March 23)

Presenter: “The Megaregion Challenge”, 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Transportation Programs at Texas Southern University (April 7)

Presenter: “Emerging Megaregions: Implications for Future Developments”, 2009 ULI Spring Council Forum: The Road Ahead (April 22-24)

Presenter: “Urban/Rural Collaborations – Building Successful Workforce and Economic Development Partnerships Based on Strengths and Mutual Interests”, Southeast Workforce and Economic Development Conference (May 3)

Panelist: Sustainability and Historic Preservation Thought Leader Discussion Series, Trust for Architectural Easements and Island Press (May 18)

Guest Columnist: “Infrastructure is Our Competitive Advantage.” Saporta Report, Atlanta, GA. (May 18)

Presenter: Megaregion Planning Conference. Dallas, TX (June 5-7)

Participant: Urban and Metropolitan Policy Roundtable, White House Office of Urban Affairs and the Domestic Policy Council (July 13)

Discussant: “Maximizing Opportunity in the Marketplace for Freight: Strengthening Economic Competitiveness through Regional Partnerships and Cooperation”. Transportation Research Board 2009 Joint Summer Meeting. Seattle, WA. (July 19-22)

Interviewee: “Years later, it’s still a shopping magnet: Lenox turns 50.” Atlanta Journal Constitution. (July 24)

Panelist: “Restructuring our Cities to Improve Health”. Weight of the Nation conference, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington, D.C. (July 27-29)

Speaker/Organizer: Mayor’s Megaregion Meeting: Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion. Charlotte, NC. (August 11-12)

Interviewee: “Megaregion leaders agree on rail, bridge.” Charlotte Observer. (August 13)

Panelist: “The new Federal paradigm - Linking transportation, land use and housing”. Atlanta Regional Housing Forum. (September 2)

Presenter: “Health and Roadways”. Atlanta Development Authority. (September 17)

Keynote Speaker: “Megaregions in the southeastern U.S.”. Tennessee Chapter – American Planning Association Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN. (September 23-25)

Interviewee: WUTC Around and About, Chattanooga, TN. (September 25)

Interviewee: “Annexation helps cities manage growth, expert says” and “Planner says VW will cause big change.” Chattanooga Times Free Press. (September 26)

Plenary Speaker: “Plenary 2: Environmental Health in All Policies - Transportation and land use policy, environment, and health.” 2009 National Environmental Public Health Conference, Atlanta, GA. (October 26)

Keynote Speaker: “Sustainable Development: The Regional Industrial Ecosystem.” Responsible Technologies Summit, Atlanta, GA. (Nov 9-10)

Speaker/Organizer: Mayor’s Megaregion Meeting: Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion – Part 2. Greenville, SC. (November 17-18)

Invitee: White House Holiday Party. Washington, DC. (December 15)


Presenter: “The Health Impact Assessment of the Atlanta Beltline”, Hands-On Atlanta, Martin Luther King birthday, Atlanta, GA, (January 15)

Presenter: Birmingham Planning Department Annual Meeting, Planning in the Southeast,, Alabama, (January 30)

Interviewee: “Megaregions”, Georgia Weekly, GPB Television, Atlanta, GA, (February 10)

Host: International Exchange & Cooperation event with Shenyang Jinzhou University, China (February 12)

Presenter: “Emerging Megaregions: Investigating the Character of Social Equity”, Regional Equity: The Third National Summit on Equity, Diversity and Social Justice, Policy Link, New Orleans, Louisiana, (March 5)

Presenter: “Planning for the Future: The Future of Planning”, Sister Cities Forum — Public Transit and Green Space Policies, Atlanta, GA (March 12)

Panelist: “A Healthy Perspective on Transportation: new tools and new partners for better transportation planning”, American Planning Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (April 28)

Presenter: “Megaregions”, WTS Annual Conference (May 14)

Presenter: “Megaregions”, Joint Meeting of AASHTO SCOP-SCOFA, Santa Fe, NM (June 9)

Co-Presenter: “Identifying Megaregions in the US: Implications for Infrastructure Investment” and “Placing the Megaregion in a Global Context,” 2008 Joint Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)-Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Conference. Chicago, Illinois. (July)

Interviewee: “Q&A with Dr. Catherine L. Ross: Shrinking Footprint of American Home Offers Greater Potential for Multifamily Developers”, Multi-Housing News (July 24)

Interviewee: “Planning Without Borders”, Georgia Trend Magazine (August)

Presenter: “Achieving Excellence through Innovation”, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 2008 Supervision and Regulation Staff Conference, Atlanta, GA (October 15)

Co-Presenter: “Megaregion Mobility and Accessibility: A Comparative perspective,” Symposium on Megaregions and Spatial Planning: An International Perspective, Beijing, China (October 28-29)

Presenter: “Roadways and Health”, Transportation 101, Washington, DC (November 12-14)

Guest Columnist: “Building Blocks for a Global Economy.” City Upon a Hill: Georgia Municipal Association. (November 20)

Interviewee, “Global Implications of our Growing Megaregion”, Atlanta Business Chronicle, (November 21-27)

Interviewee: “Will all-for-one region truly benefit all?” The Florida Times-Union. (December 22)


Participant: Policy and Practice Retreat, Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC (January 18)

Presenter: Transportation Planning and Infrastructure Delivery in Major and Megacities: Selected Issues for Shaping Solutions to Emerging Urban Form, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 86th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (Jan. 21-25)

Presenter: “Mega Regions & Long-Range Planning”, ARC Working Session, Pine Mountain, GA (Jan. 31 – Feb. 1)

Presenter: “Urban Sustainability”, ISTD Roundtable-Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA (Feb. 12)

Participant: “National Roundtable on Surface Transportation”, Pedantic Hills, New York (Feb. 20-22)

Moderator: “The Next 100 Million: Where Will They Go?” University of Pennsylvania, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Philadelphia, PA, (March 1).

Presenter: General Motors Energy Diversity and Fuel Economy Tour, Strategic Energy Institute and the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, Atlanta, GA (March 8)

Presenter: Incorporating Health Concerns in Planning, Georgia Planning Association, 2007 Spring Conference, Atlanta, GA, (March 9)

Interviewee: “Flexcars” CNN (March 21)

Panelist: “Atlanta Real Estate Markets: Predictions through 2030", Cornell Real Estate Panel, Atlanta, GA (March 22)

Presenter: “Designing for a Sustainable Urban Region”, NC State University College of Design, Raleigh, NC (March 24)

Panelist: “Megatrends” Siemens Internal Communications Meeting, Atlanta, GA (March 29)

Speaker: “Health Impact Assessments: the long and the short of it” American Planning Association National Conference -Human and Health Services session, Philadelphia, PA (April 17).

Facilitator/Speaker: Workshop for Health Impact Assessment, Decatur Transportation Plan – Health Impact Assessment, Decatur, GA (April 30)

Facilitator: Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART), Atlanta, GA (May 4)

Keynote: Henry County for Quality Growth (May 16)

Participant: Megacities and Megaregions: Authors' Symposium, Atlanta, GA (June 28 29)

Urban Summit Participant: Rockefeller Foundation Global Urban Summit: America 2050 Workshop America 2050, Bellagio, Italy (July 8 – 12)

Interviewee: “Mentoring Masterminds”, Smart Growth: ATLANTA BELTLINE, Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine(Summer)

Interviewee: “Metro-area roads and bridges face uphill battle”, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Section C., Page 19 (September 14-20)

Interviewee: “Women in the City – Eco-Divas and Other Go Green”, Atlanta Intown Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 10. (October 2007).

Keynote Speaker, WTS awards luncheon, Atlanta, GA (October)

Presenter: “Integrating Health: The Atlanta Beltline”, 8th International HIA Conference - Healthy Public Policy - Is Health Impact Assessment the Cornerstone, Dublin, Ireland, (October 16-18)

Panelist: “The Mega-Infrastructure Needs of Mega-Regions: What are the issues and infrastructure needs of America’s 10 new mega-regions?” Rail~Volution 2007, Miami Beach, FL (Oct. 31-Nov. 3)

Co-Presenter: “Greening and Urbanization of Atlanta: A Health Impact Assessment of the Atlanta BeltLine”, 135th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 3-7)

Closing Plenary Speaker: Atlanta on the Cutting Edge: New Models for Growth and Renewal in Atlanta, GA (Nov. 9)

Roundtable Discussant: “Overview of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development”, AIA Principals' Round Table, Atlanta, GA (Nov. 14).

Presenter: Midtown Alliance Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (Dec. 4)


Presenter:  “Planning for Quality Growth in Darien, Georgia” — Southeast Watershed Forum, Darien, GA (January 18)

Presenter/Organizer/Host: “Examining the Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion” — Think Global, Act Regional: Framing an Agenda for the Southeastern Megaregion, Atlanta, GA (January 30)

Panelist: “Topical Areas: Redevelopment Tactics and Concerns” — The Georgia State University College of Law 2006 Law Review Symposium, Atlanta, GA (February 2)

Presenter: “Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion” Second Annual Policy Roundtable on Megaregional Development, Pocantico Conference Center, Tarrytown, NY (February 23)

Presenter/Organizer/Host: “Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion” — Governments & Growth 2006 Workshop, Atlanta, GA (March 2)

Presenter: “Leadership”, Leadership Georgia Class of 2006, Atlanta, GA (March 17)

Presenter: “Transportation Town Hall Meeting” Hosted by Congressman John Lewis, Atlanta, GA (March 25)

Presenter: “Real Estate Development and Reuse” — 39th Basic Economic Development Course 2006, Atlanta, GA (March 28)

Presenter: “Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion: — Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities 2006 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (April 3)

Presenter:  Coastal Georgia RDC Board of Directors Meeting, Richmond Hill, GA (April 12)

Presenter: “Collier Road Community Transportation Plan” The Brookwood Alliance, Atlanta, GA (April 19)

Presenter: Getting Around: Movement and Transportation, Envisioning Dallas From Triangle to Trinity, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture, Dallas, TX (May 2)

Site Visits/Interviews, Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center, Brunswick, GA (June 5)

Moderator: “The Resurgence of Downtown”, ULI Atlanta, Atlanta, GA (June 13)

Moderator: The State of U.S. Public Infrastructure – ULI Infrastructure Forum Connections to Growth, New York, NY (June 13)

Participant: “Social, economic and/or environmental implications of urban design/infrastructure design within current and alternative development models”, The National Academies Urban Development/Land Use Governance Meeting, Washington, DC (June 16)

Participant: “SHRP II – Capacity Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting”, National Academies of Science, Washington, DC (June 267)

Moderator: “Let’s Talk Midtown!” Midtown’s Residential Renaissance: Get Current on
How the District’s Dramatic pace of New Development is Bringing Online a Range of Exciting Options for Urban Living, Atlanta, GA (June 28)

Presenter: “Collier Road Community Transportation Plan”, Piedmont Medical Center, Atlanta, GA (June 30)

Presenter: “Assessment of Local Government Regulations for the Georgia Coastal Comprehensive Plan” – Coastal Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee”, Savannah, GA (July 19)

Participant: “Context Sensitive Solutions” – An AASHTO/FHWA Peer Exchange, Baltimore, MD (Sept. 6)

Panelist: “Transportation Finance Panel” – Regional Leadership Institute, Savannah, GA (Sept. 19)

Presenter/Organizer/Host: “Wrap-Up/Session V- Building Everyday Neighborhoods”, Creating Everyday Neighborhoods: Redeveloping Urban Nowhere Zones Conference, Atlanta, GA (September 21)

Presenter: “Coastal Georgia Population Projections: Update” — Coastal Georgia Board Meeting, Midway, GA (Sept. 28)

Presenter: “Final CGRDC Region Population Study” – CGRDC Board of Directors’ Meeting, Richmond Hill, GA (Oct. 11)

Participant: “Building the Next Workforce”, Georgia State Policy Dialogue, Atlanta, GA (Oct. 19)

Interviewee: Betsy Anderson, CNN, Atlanta, GA (Nov. 13)

Interviewee: “Market Midtown Report” — Atlanta Business Chronicle, November 17-23, page 7C

Presenter: “Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion”, 47th Annual ACSP Conference, Fort Worth, Texas (Nov. 9-12)

Interviewee: “Housecall with Betsey Anderson”, CNN, Atlanta, GA (Nov. 13)

Interviewee/Panelist: “The Next 60 Years of Regional Planning”, 2006 State of the Region Breakfast, Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA (Nov. 17).

Presenter: “An Emerging MegaCity Corridor”, 2nd Mega-Cities International Conference 06’, Guangzhou, China (Nov. 29th – Dec. 4).


Presenter: “Transportation Planning, Active Living and Quality Growth” — Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, (January 9)

Presenter: “Quality of Life, Health and Community Growth” — Georgia Tech Former Trustee Reunion, Atlanta, Georgia, (January 13)

Presenter: “Incremental Urbanism: A New Vision for Strip-Commercial Corridors” — Leadership DeKalb’s Economic Development/Transportation Day, Atlanta, Georgia, (January 20)

Contributor: “Growth in Greenville to get Smarter” — Greenville News, (February 7)

Presenter: “CQGRD Overview” — National African-American Women’s Leadership Institute”, (February 10)

Discussant: “Impact of Economic Development in Metro Atlanta” — Urban Land Institute-Atlanta District Council: Trends for the Atlanta Region, (February 16)

Speaker: “Quality of Life, Health and Community Growth” — Northwest Community Alliance (NCA), Atlanta, Georgia (March 16)
Presenter: “Real Estate Development and Reuse” — Georgia Tech’s 38th Basic Economic Development Course”, Atlanta, Georgia (March 29)

Panelist: “Perspective Smart Growth Issues and Principles” — Henry County for Quality Growth, McDonough, Georgia (April 11) 

Presenter: “International Planning Charrette at the FUNDACIÓN METRÓPOLI, Madrid, Spain, March 11, 2005“— Regional Plan Association’s 15th Annual Regional Assembly, New York City, New York (April 29) 

Presenter:  “Megacities“, — CEE Strategic Planning Brown Bag Series at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia (May 12)

Panelist: “Let’s Talk Midtown” — Midtown Alliance, Atlanta, Georgia (May 18) 

Presenter: “Context Sensitive Solutions: Project Evaluation and Performance Measures” Georgia Engineers 2005 Summer Conference, Pine Mountain, Georgia (June 4)

Panelist: “ARC’s Envision 6 Planning Effort” — GPTV’s Georgia Week in Review, (July 22)

Presenter: “America 2050: Overview and Status Report” — 4th Annual Metropolitan Regions Forum, Chicago, IL (September 10)

Contributor: “Pricey gas has busses on a roll” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution, (October 20)

Panelist: “Infrastructure in Metro Atlanta: — Business to Business Magazine, (November 4)

Writer: “Find a way to keep moving” — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution @ Issue: Commutants Reaction, (November 15)

Panelist: “City of the Future Infrastructure”, Business to Business, December 2005

Participant: CRP Program Review — University of California at Berkeley (Nov. 30 – Dec 2)

Envisioning the New Gulf Coast-Technical Advisory Group, Washington, DC (Dec 19)

Megaregions Fact Finding – South Florida Regional Planning Council (Dec. 20)


Panelist: “Transportation Planning and Physical Activity Peer Roundtable”, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration’s 3rd Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe Healthy and Livable Communities Conference, Portland, Oregon (January 22)

Panelist: “Convocation on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research”-The National Academies, Washington, DC (January 29)

Presenter: “Crises and Innovation The Atlanta Case Study” – “Riding the Waves of Change” 2004 League of California Cities County Managers’ Department Annual Conference, Huntington Beach, California (February 5)

Presenter: “Symposium on Health and the Built Environment”, — National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the American Planning Association (APA), Washington, DC (February 19-20) 

Speaker: “Graduation Keynote” ”, — Kent State University, Kent, OH (March 4)

Keynote Speaker: “Crises and Innovation-The Atlanta Case Study”, — Atlanta Economics Club Monthly Luncheon, Atlanta, GA (March 16)

Presenter: “Comprehensive Planning and Quality Growth” — Georgia Planning Association 2004 Spring Conference, Macon, GA (March 19)

Keynote Speaker: “Challenging Sprawl in 2004” — Sierra Club, Atlanta, GA (March 24)

Presenter: “Quality Growth and Economic Development” — Basic Economic Development Course-Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA (March 30)

Keynote Speaker: “Quality Growth and the Atlanta Region” — Construction Specifications Institute, Atlanta, GA (April 5)

Article Interview: “Planning for the Future” — Southern Living Magazine-Georgia Living section, (April)

Presenter: City Hall Internal Review Panel, Atlanta, GA (April 19)

Keynote Speaker: “Developing Regional Policy for Transportation, Community Design and Air Quality”— Boise Metro Chamber 2004 Leadership Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho (April 26)

Presenter: “The State of the American Planning Profession” — American Planning Association 2004 National Planning Conference, Washington, DC (April 28)

Panelist: FHWA/FTA Transportation Planning Excellence Awards Panel Meeting, Washington, DC (April 29)

Sponsor/Speaker-Presenter: Context Sensitive Design Symposium, Atlanta, GA (May 10-12)

Panelist-Presenter: DeKalb Smart Growth Initiative, Decatur, GA (May 19)

Panelist: “First Annual Conference on Architecture’s Impact on Quality of Life” — The Sizemore Group, Atlanta, GA (May 20)

Panelist: 2004 FHWA /FTA Transportation Planning Excellence Awards Program, Washington, DC (July 25)

Presenter: EPA Smart Growth Training, Atlanta, GA (August 18)

Keynote Speaker: Commencement Ceremony, Kent State University, Kent, and OH (August 21)

Panelist: FHWA Biennial Awards-Excellence in Highway Design, Washington, DC(August 24-26)

Discussant: “American Spatial Development Perspective Forum” — Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Regional Plan Association and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Tarrytown, NY (September 8-10)

Speaker: 2004 Leadership Fitness Class - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (September 29)

Participant: Health Impact Assessment Workshop — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ (October 12-13)

Speaker: “Quality of Life, Health and Community Growth” — Georgia Tech Homecoming Seminar, Atlanta, GA (October 15)

Panelist: “The Methodological Underpinning of Health Impact Assessment” — Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Portland, OR (October 21-24)

Panelist: “How transportation planners respond to the challenges to engineer environments that promote biking and walking - Health impact assessment of transportation projects.” American Public Health Association 132nd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Washington, DC (November 6-10)

Moderator: “Making Connections: Metro Transportation & Urban Economic Development Initiatives”, — GEDA Transportation Forum, Atlanta, GA (November 16)

Lecturer: “Transportation and the Inner City”: “The Importance of Transportation for African Americans”, — W.E.B. Dubois Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA (November 13)

Sponsor/Speaker-Presenter: Governments & Growth-A Hands on Training Session on Attracting and Implementing Quality Growth, Atlanta, GA (Nov. 17-19)

Speaker: “A Framework for Context Sensitive Solutions” — Georgia Quality Initiative Workshop – GDOT and the Continuing Education Center at UGA, Athens, GA (December 9)


Panelist: “Traffic Congestion: Issues and Options” – UCLA Extension Public Policy Program and UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, Washington, DC (June 26-27)

Lecturer: “The Missing LINK-Planning in Action, Atlanta Regional Commission Community Planning Academy, Atlanta, Georgia (September 6)

Panelist: “Transit-Oriented Development” (October 2)

Speaker: “Sustainability” — Clark Atlanta University Transportation: Moving Sustainable Living, Atlanta, Georgia (October 22)

Speaker: “Quality of Life in the First Urban Century” — Georgia Institute of Technology’s Technology Square Grand Opening, Atlanta, Georgia (October 23)

Presenter: “The GRTA Story” — Fostering Successful Implementation of Sustainable Urban Travel Policies, United States Department of Transportation, Office of Policy, USDOT-ECMT Workshop on Sustainable Travel, Washington, DC (November 5)

Lecturer: “Metropolitan Transportation Planning” — Georgia Institute of Technology CP4020 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning, Atlanta, Georgia (November 13)

Lecturer: “Public Participation Strategies and Techniques” — Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia (November 18)

Speaker: “Quality Growth Issues and Trends”— North Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Quality Growth 2020, Roswell, Georgia (December 4)


Panelist: “Why Integrate Transportation and Land Use Planning” — South Florida Regional Summit, One Community-One Voice, Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 11)

Interviewee: “How can Atlantans work to adapt to their new lifestyles and break old habits, to relieve traffic congestion and improve air quality” — Good Day Atlanta) (January 18th)

Speaker: “GRTA Overview” — Clifton Corridor TMA Board of Director’s Annual Meeting (January 23

Keynote Address:  New Town Macon Brownfield Conference (February 5)

Presenter: “GRTA Projects in Perimeter area, including TCI” — Perimeter Joint CID Roundtable Lunch Meeting (February 6)

Speaker: “Arterials/Buses/Regional Transit Action Plan (RTAP)” — Regional Business Coalition Presidents Luncheon (February 13)

Panelist: “How Do We Create Quality of Life” – Leadership Atlanta (February 21)

Keynote Speaker:  “The Smart Growth without Borders . . . Local Actions to Regional Solutions” — San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Regional Summit, San Diego, CA (March 8)

Speaker: “Planning to Improve Atlanta Traffic” — Association of Women Environmental Professionals, Atlanta, GA (March 15)

Speaker: “Building a Regional Transportation System” — Atlanta Women’s Network (March 26)

Interviewee: Atlanta Business Chronicle/WPBA-TV, Taped interview with hosts Crystal Edmonson and Eric Seidel (March 29)

Presenter: “Our Road to the Future” — Council for Quality Growth General Membership Meeting (April 3)

Speaker:  “The Problem/The Plan” – Leadership Development Company -CEO Forum (April 18)

Interviewee: “GRTA Projects - Georgia Business Report – GPTV” — Interviewed by Richard Warner, Atlanta, GA (April 19)

Speaker: “Changing Attitudes: Increasing Transportation Choices for the Metropolitan Atlanta” — Clean Air Campaign Breakfast (April 25)

Speaker: “Transportation/Growth Management Lessons to be Learned An-Overview” — The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials Braintrust, Jacksonville, FL (April 27)

Interviewee: “GRTA Projects”- Fox 97 Radio

Presenter: “Georgia’s Transportation Vision” — Wilbur Smith Anniversary Forum (May 7)

Presenter: “Georgia’s Transportation Vision” — Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) (May 14)

Speaker: “Planning and the Governor’s Development Council” – Georgia Planning Association Spring Conference (May 17)

Panelist: “Regional Transit Planning-Regional Transit Action Plan” — Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta Policy Board, Atlanta, GA (May 22)

Guest Columnist: “GRTA Didn’t Demur on Congestion Issue.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (June 18)

Guest Co-columnist: “Our Public Enemy Number One.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (July 24)

Guest Co-columnist: “Agencies Mapping Detailed Plan to Make Metro Roads More Bearable.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (August 7)

Speaker: “Diversity of the Region” — Rotary Club of Buckhead (August 12)

Panelist: “Capital Projects Program” — Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Inc. (ADID) Board Retreat (August 15)

Remarks: Metro Atlanta Traffic Incident Management Executive Briefing (TIME) — The Georgia Department of Transportation (August 20)

Speaker: “GRTA Buckhead Area Projects” — Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association Eggs and Issues Breakfast (August 21)

Speaker: “Update on GRTA’s Northwest Corridor Connectivity Study” — Midtown Alliance (September 10)

Presenter: “GRTA’s Current And Future Projects” — Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (September 18)

Panelist: “Regional Decision Making in Metro Atlanta” — Regional Leadership Institute, St. Simon Island, GA (September 30)

Presenter: “GRTA Overview” — Denver Metro Chamber Foundation 2002 Leadership Exchange (October 11)

Speaker:  “Overview of GRTA Priorities as They Relate to City and Regional Planning” — Georgia Association of Regional Development Centers Annual Training Meeting, St. Simon’s Island, GA (November 7)


Speaker: “GRTA: Where we are and where we’re going” — Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Inc. Georgia Quality Initiative (GQI) Workshop (January 5)

Speaker: “Challenges for the Region” — Association of Professional Mortgage Women (APMW) (January 16)

Interviewee: “Regional Transportation” Talk MARTA — WTJH/1260AM (January 17)

Presenter: “The Atlanta Experience-A Regional Approach to Regional Challenges” Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)/Leadership for the 21st Century: People, Policy, and Politics — Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC), Washington, DC (January 30)

Speaker: “GRTA’s Upcoming Projects” – Smart Moves, Cumberland Transportation Network/Cobb Chamber of Commerce (February 6)

Panelist: “Smart Growth and the Atlanta Experience: Growth Management for the Next Generation” – National Association of Homebuilders (February 11)

Roundtable: “Working Together to Address Induced Demand” – ENO Transportation Foundation Policy Forum/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (February 23)

Keynote Speaker: “The Atlanta Experience-A Regional Approach to Regional Challenges” – WTS San Diego Chapter Annual Awards and Scholar Dinner, San Diego, CA (March 1)

 Keynote Speaker:  “GRTA-Addressing Growth in the Atlanta Region” – Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Council for Quality Growth (March 7)

Speaker: Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce Member Luncheon (March 8)

Panelist: “The Future of Sustainability: ULEV, AFV’s, Electric Buses & Station Cars” – GEFA, Southface Energy Institute Greenprints 2001 Conference, Atlanta, GA (March 15)

Speaker: “GRTA Partnership Building” – National Association of Regional Councils 4th National Regional Summit, Atlanta, GA (March 18)

Speaker: Regional Business Coalition Policy Board Meeting, Atlanta, GA (March 21)

Speaker: “Transportation” – Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Regional Issues Advisory Council, Canton, GA (March 27)

Presenter: “New Initiatives to Coordinate Land Use, Transportation, and Air Quality” – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Staff Conference, Atlanta, GA (March 27)

Speaker: Georgia Environmental Protection Division 20th North American Motor Vehicle Emissions Control Conference, Atlanta, GA (April 1)

Panelist: American Public Transportation Association 2001 Commuter Rail Conference (April 3)

Presenter:  “GRTA” – House of Representatives 70th House District Community Cabinet, Atlanta, GA (April 7)

Speaker: “GRTA” — Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA (April 10)

Presenter: “What Is Smart Growth” — Atlanta Board of Commercial Realtors, Atlanta, GA (April 18)

Panelist: Public Technology Inc. Smart Growth-Planning and Development, Atlanta, GA (April 19)

Speaker: “The Role of TMAs in the Future of Georgia Transportation” — International Transportation Management Association Summit: A TDM Revival, Atlanta, GA (April 19)

Panelist: Harry and Linda Teasley Symposium on Global Change Economics and Ecosystem Functions/Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (April 20)

Keynote Speaker: Southern Association for Collegiate Admission Conference (April 22)

Speaker: “Alabama; From High Cotton to High Tech Planning In the 21st Century” —
American Planning Association Spring Conference, Huntsville, AL (April 27)

Interviewee: “The State of Transportation in Metro Atlanta and Georgia” — WXIA 11 Alive Sunday News Extra, hosted by Karyn Greer, Atlanta, GA (May 27)

Panelist: “Transit and Rail: East Side, West Side, All Around the Sprawl” — WTS 2001 National Conference Global Reach Global Impact, Long Beach, CA (May 17)

Interviewee: “Texas Transportation Institute Report Surface Transportation Policy Project Analysis” – WSB Channel 2, interviewed by Bill Nigut, Atlanta, GA (May 8)

Panel Moderator: “Obstacles and Opportunities” — Southface Energy Institute Walkable Community Design Symposium, Atlanta, GA (June 1)

Keynote Speaker:  “GRTA” — Georgia Tech Executive Roundtable Dinner, Atlanta, GA (June 14)

Presenter: “Georgia Economic Development: Opportunities and Challenges” – Georgia Municipal Association 2001 Annual Convention Transportation and Community Development Policy Committee, Atlanta, GA (June 23)

Speaker: “Transportation Choices Initiative” — Governor’s Press Conference, Washington, DC (June 29)

Interviewee: “Bringing Viewers Up To Speed on the New Transportation Plan” – WGCL-TV, interview with Calvin Hughes, Atlanta, GA (July 10)

Keynote Speaker: “A Vision for Georgia’s Transportation Future” – Barnesville-Lamar Rotary Club, Barnesville, GA (August 7) 

Panelist: “Inter-Jurisdictional Coordination-Mission Impossible? State and Regional Perspective” – Institute of Transportation (ITE) 2001 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (August 20)

Panelist: “2001 Community and Business Summit” — Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA (September 11)

Keynote Speaker: Chairman’s Club Luncheon Meeting — Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Marietta, GA (September 17)

Speaker: “Operations of GRTA/GA 400” – Cumming Forsyth Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Breakfast, Atlanta, GA (September 25)

Speaker: “Future Infrastructure Developments” – Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Southside Developers and Brokers Tour, Atlanta, GA (September 26)

Presenter: “A Vision for Georgia’s Transportation Future-Increasing Transportation Choices” – Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) (October 2)

Panelist: “Developing Effective Multi-Modal Transportation Systems” – Medical University of South Carolina Urban Design Strategies for Healthy, Prosperous Cities Conference, Charleston, SC (October 12)

Panelist: Roundtable discussion about “Smart Card” Technology – Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia, Atlanta, GA (October 15)

Panelist: “Planning and Implementing the Governor’s Transportation Choices Initiative – Georgia Engineering Alliance, Inc. Transportation Summit, Atlanta, GA (October 17)

Commentary: “Capitol Gateway Ceremony” – Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, GA (October 18)

Speaker: “Atlanta and Georgia’s Efforts to implement the Air Quality and Transportation Conformity provisions of Federal Clean Air Requirements” – Transportation Research Board (TRB) National Research Council’s Committee on Air Quality Management in the U.S., Washington, DC (October 22)

Speaker: “Challenges of GRTA” — Decatur Rotary Club, Decatur, GA (November 2)

Opening Remarks: Air Quality Blue Ribbon Panel (November 5)

Speaker: “Regional Stewardship” - Cobb Leadership, Marietta, GA (November 14)

Speaker/Dialogue: “GRTA’s Challenges and Progress as It Relates to Atlanta’s Growth” – Georgia Tech College of Architecture Doctoral Seminar, Atlanta, GA (December 5)


Speaker: “Local Growth Issues“— Gwinnett County Department of Planning & Development Gwinnett Growth Issues Steering Committee, Lawrenceville, GA (January 7)

Speaker: Fulton Industrial Business Association Monthly Breakfast, Atlanta, GA (January 19)

Presenter: “The Genesis of GRTA, the Past Year, and Future Challenges” – Georgia/North Carolina Governor’s Roundtable, Atlanta, GA (January 19)

Speaker: Georgia Transit Association Legislative Luncheon (January 27)

Speaker: “Challenges GRTA Will Face in the Future” – Georgia State University Real Estate Alumni Group: Views From The Top, Atlanta, GA (January 27)

Speaker: “Challenges GRTA Will Face in the Future” — The League of Women Voters: Thirteenth Annual State of the Community Luncheon Atlanta, GA (February 11)

Speaker: Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce 2000 Governmental Affairs Committee, Lawrenceville, GA (February 18)

Speaker: “GRTA’s Role” – Peachtree Corners Civic Association, Atlanta, GA (February 22)

Testimony: “The Importance of Passenger Rail” – U.S. Senate Surface Transportation/Merchant Marine Subcommittee, Washington, D.C. (February 23)

Speaker: Institute of Transportation Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers, Atlanta, GA (March 3)

Speaker: Leadership Atlanta Quality of Life, Atlanta, GA (March 16)

Keynote Speaker: “Challenges GRTA Will Face in the Future” - Georgia Economic Developers Association, Atlanta, GA (March 20)

Keynote Speaker: “Challenges GRTA Will Face in the Future“— Midtown Rotary Club, Atlanta, GA (March 28)

Speaker; “Challenges for Public Service in the New Millennium“- Clark Atlanta University Public Administration Department, Atlanta, GA (April 8)

Speaker: Clean Commute Week Kick-Off, Atlanta, GA (April 17)

Speaker: “The Need for Leadership“— Rotary Club of Atlanta (April 24)

Speaker: “Regional Approach” - Regional Plan Association Annual Regional Assembly, Atlanta, GA (May 3)

Panelist “Georgia Panel Discussion and Overview of GRTA“— Georgia Department of Natural Resources Governor’s Summit on Mountain Air Quality, Atlanta, GA (May 4)

Panelist: “Local Transportation Issues” - Senator Connie Stokes & Representative Turnquest, Atlanta, GA (May 8)

Panelist: “Challenges of the 21st Century” - Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Annual Conference: Leadership for the 21st Century (May 18)

Keynote Speaker: “GRTA at Work“— American Consulting Engineers Council of Georgia Monthly Meeting (May 19)

Presenter: “Smart Growth” National Legislative Leaders Association Smart Growth, Atlanta, GA (May 20)

Speaker: “GRTA Project Update“— Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Quality Growth Council (June 1)

Speaker: “Overview of GRTA’s Responsibilities“ - Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface Energy Institute Celebration of New Environmental Partnership, Atlanta, GA (June 6)

Panelist: “Making the Transportation Planning Process Deliver Results-Case Studies” – U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center: Local Transit in the Global Economy Creating a Climate for Innovation, Detroit, MI (June 5)

Keynote Speaker: “Traffic Gridlock and Urban Sprawl” - South Fulton Chamber of Commerce Business Forum, Atlanta, GA (June 8)

Keynote Speaker:       “Transportation and Technology in the 21st Century“ — Chicago Transit Authority Transport Chicago 2000: Chicagoland’s Annual Mobility Conference, Chicago, IL (June 9)

Speaker: “Dedication to Memorial Drive” - Memorial Bend Shopping Center, Decatur, GA (June 17)

Speaker: “Overview of GRTA Projects“ — Council for Quality Growth Breakfast Meeting, Atlanta, GA (June 20)

Testimony: “High-Speed Rail Corridor Investment Act H.R. 3700” – U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee: Subcommittee on Oversight, Washington, DC (July 25)

Speaker/Moderator: “The Transportation Decision Process in Metro Atlanta and “The Role of Transit in the Future of Georgia Transportation” - Preliminary Technical Program Georgia ITE Summer Seminar, Atlanta, GA (July 30-31)

Panelist: Roundtable Discussion “Prosperity in the Village” – The Alliance of Black Telecommunications Employees, Inc. 2000 National Professional Development Conference (August 12)

Speaker: “Activating Jurisdiction” – Fayette County Board of Commissioners, Fayetteville, GA (August 29)

Speaker: “GRTA’s First Year” — Peachtree Atlanta Kiwanis Club Breakfast Meeting, Atlanta, GA (September 5)

Speaker: “GRTA Update” – Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting, Canton, GA (September 7)

Speaker: “Region Wise Briefing” Regional Business Coalition State of the Region Briefing, Atlanta, GA (September 12)

Speaker: “The Atlanta Experience” - Council for Urban Economic Development Annual Conference Cutting-Edge Projects Atlanta A Trendsetter, Atlanta, GA (September 12)

Speaker: “The Atlanta Approach” — City of Indianapolis-Indianapolis Insight Comprehensive Planning for the 21st Century Indianapolis, IN (September 14)

Presenter: “Local Growth Issues” - Cumming/Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting Cumming, GA (September 15)

Speaker: “Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century” – International City/Council Management Association’s (ICMA) 86th Annual Conference Cincinnati, OH (September 19)

Speaker: “The Importance of Leadership” - Regional Leadership Institute, Atlanta, GA (September 21)

Presenter: “Community Redevelopment“ — Fannie Mae Atlanta Partnership Office Atlanta Partnership Office Advisory Board Meeting, Atlanta, GA (October 3)

Presenter: “Building Livable Communities with Transit” – Rail~Volution 2000 Denver National Steering Committee Denver, CO (October 5)

Speaker: “GRTA’s Accomplishments/Relationship with GMA/ACCG” - Georgia Municipal Association/Association of County Commissioners of Georgia Fall Legislative Conference, Atlanta, GA (October 10)

Presenter: “Leadership” – Georgia Institute of Technology Leadership Fitness Class, Atlanta, GA (October 12)

Interviewee: “GRTA” – V103-WAOK Radio Station, Interview by Tara Thomas, Atlanta, GA (October 23)

Participant: Metropolitan Atlanta Transportation Initiative, Atlanta, GA (October 24)

Keynote Lecturer: The Role of Planners and My Experience at GRTA” – Association of College Planners (ACSP) 2000 Annual Conference, (November 1)

Presenter: “Transportation and Air Quality: A Regional Approach to Regional Challenges” – Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Boston, MA (November 6)

Keynote Speaker: “Transportation and Air Quality: A Regional Approach to Regional Challenges” - University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts Fall Lecture Series Philadelphia, PA (November 13)

Speaker: “Relationship between GRTA and MARTA” — MARTA Local Government Luncheon (November 27)

Keynote Address: “The Atlanta Experience: A Regional Approach to Regional Challenges” – Gates Family Foundation: Moving Visions-Next Steps Toward Growing Smart, Denver, CO (December 4)

Panelist: “Partners for Smart Growth-What Role for the State“ - Urban Land Institute (ULI) Smart Growth Conference (December 6)

Speaker: “My Experience as Executive Director of GRTA and the Roles of Engineers, Planners, and Architects“ — Georgia Engineering Foundation, Inc. Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet, Atlanta, GA (December 7)

Panelist: Atlanta Business Chronicle Report Year In Review-What Will 2001 Bring? Media One CAMA Studios, Atlanta, GA (December 15)


Speaker: “Promoting Smart Growth” – South Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA (November 1)

Speaker: “Mobility Leadership for Georgia’s Future” – Georgia Transit Association, Atlanta, GA (November 12)

Keynote Speaker: “The Mission of GRTA” – Sister to Sister Legislative Forum, Atlanta, GA (December 4)

Speaker: “The Mission of GRTA” — Georgia Bar Environmental Law/Air and Waste Management, Atlanta, GA (December 7)

Speaker: “GRTA in Focus” – The Nature Conservancy, Atlanta, GA (December 14)

Presenter: “GRTA Work Plan” – U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Planning and Environment, Washington, DC (December 15)

Presenter: “GRTA Budget Overview” – Department of Community Affairs, Atlanta, GA (December 29)


Presenter: “Temporal Distributions of Vehicle Activity Across Three Cities,” ACSP Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL (November 1997)

Presenter:  Invited Lecture, “Transportation and Economic Development,” Distinguished Lecture Series, Mid Atlantic Transportation Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska (April 1998)

Presenter: “Transportation Land Use Interaction”, The National Personal Transportation Study (NPTS) Conference (October 1997)

Discussant:  “Race, Civic Consciousness and Governance”, One of a selected number of academics invited to participate in a workshop convened by the National Research Council Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on Improving the Future of US Cities Through Improved Metropolitan Area Governance (March 1997)

Presenter:  “Transportation and Economic Development”, Economic Development Institute, Atlanta, GA (April 1997)

Presenter:  “Faculty Development Pre and Post Tenure Review”, ACSP Administrator’s Conference, (March 1997)


Presenter:  “The Georgia State Route 400 Extension: Tollway Prototype or Last of a Breed” ASCE Conference (October 1995.)

Presenter:  “Evaluation of the Impact of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)”, ACSP Conference, (October 1995)

Invited Lecture: “Transportation Policy,” University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (April 1995)

Presenter:  “The Honor Code,” Georgia Tech Student Association Town Meeting (Spring 1995)

Presenter: “Transportation and Economic Development”, Economic Development Short Course, (Spring 1995)

Presenter:  “Planning Practice,” American Planning Association Conference, Toronto, Canada (Spring 1995)


Speaker: “The Evolution of the Planning Profession,” — Portland State University (Fall 1994)

Presenter:  “Working with Your Graduate Students,” —Georgia Institute of Technology, (Fall 1994)

Presenter: “New Faculty Orientation,” — Georgia Institute of Technology, (Fall 1994)

Presenter:  “Transportation and Economic Development,” — Economic Development Short Course, (Spring 1994)

Invited lecture: “The Need for a National Urban Policy,” — Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, (Spring 1994)

Urban Designer:  “The Mayors’ Institute on City Design,” Meeting XIV, Georgia Institute of Technology, —The National Endowment for the Arts, Atlanta, GA, (June 1994)

Presenter:  “Analysis of Urban and Suburban Trip Chaining Using Three Parameter Data loggers,” — 71st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC (1994)

Presenter:  “Toward Development of a Methodology For Project Evaluation in a Multi-jurisdictional Context: A Case Study of the Chattanooga Urban Area,” — Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Tempe, AZ (1994)


Presenter:  “Environmental Planning and Transportation Research,” Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, (1993)

Presenter:  “Transportation and Economic Development,” Economic Development Short Course, (Spring 1993)


Urban Designer:  “The Mayors’ Institute on City Design,” Meeting XII, University of Virginia, The National Endowment for the Arts, Charlottesville, VA, (April 1992)

Presenter:   “The Effect of Spatial Configuration Upon Movement: A Working Paper On The Buckhead Case Study,” 21st Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, (April 1992)

Presenter:   “Transportation Management Associations and Privatization,” 71st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., (January 1992)

Presenter:  “Urban Policy,” Seniors for Enriched Living Program, (1992)

Presenter:  “Toward the Development of a National Urban Policy,” ACSP Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, (1992)

Presenter:  “Implementing New Accreditation Standards,” —ACSP Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, (1992)


Presenter:  “Political Power as a Tool for African American Development,” — ACSP Conference, Oxford, England, (July 1991)

Presenter:  “Management by Objectives,” Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Baltimore, Maryland, (May 1991)

Presenter:  “Infrastructure; Assessing the Need,” League of Women Voters, Atlanta, GA, (May 1991)

Presenter:  “Balancing a Career and Personal Life,” Lilly Foundation Conference, Wisconsin, 1991.

American Planning Association Conference, New Orleans, (April 1991)


Presenter:  “Evaluating The Federal Overmatch Initiative,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Austin, TX, (October 1990)

Testimony:  “Infrastructure Needs of the Fifth Congressional District of Georgia,” United States House of Representatives, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, Washington, DC (August 1990)

Presenter:  “Master Planning for Infrastructure and Faculty Management,” Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Urbana, Illinois, (August 1990)

Transportation Research Board 1990 Mid-Year Meeting, Hot Springs, Arkansas, (July 1990)

Presenter:  “The Federal Overmatch Initiative: A Case Study,” Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., (January 1990)

Presenter:  Invited presentation - One of two persons invited to make a presentation before the National Research Council, Transportation Research Board Committee on Environmental Analyses in Transportation, Washington, D.C., (January 1990)


Presenter: Invited presentation- “Women in Academia” Ford Foundation 1989 Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows Conference for Minorities, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (November 1989)

Presenter: “Transportation Planning Technology for Less Developed Countries” Association Of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Portland, Oregon, (October 1989)

Presenter:  “Suburban Congestion: Can We Buy Our Way Out” Conference of the American Planning Association, Atlanta, GA (May 1989)

Presenter: “Transportation and Minority Communities” Conference of the American Planning Association, Atlanta, GA (May 1989)

Presenter: Invited presentation- “Planning Education and Its Future” Cornell University Mackesey Seminar, New York (April 1989)

Presenter:  Presentation on National Transportation Policy Needs representing Mayor Maynard Jackson, Department of Transportation Hearings, Atlanta, GA, (August 1989)


Presenter:  Invited presentation- “The Postdoctoral Experience” Ford Foundation 1988 Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows Conference for Minorities, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (November 1988)

Presenter:  “Impact Assessment of Natural Disasters on Transportation Lifelines” —Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Buffalo, New York (October 1988)

Moderator:  “Heavy Rail Alternatives” — Institute of Transportation Engineers Conference, Vancouver, Canada, (September 1988)

Presenter:  “Overcoming Barriers to Greater Private Sector Involvement in Transportation Service Delivery” — Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (October 1988)

Presenter:  “Tenure and Retention for Women Faculty” — Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, (October 1988)


Presenter/Invited Lecture:  “Transportation Infrastructure,” — University of Florida, Gainesville, College of Architecture.  Tallahassee, FL (December 1987)

Presenter:  Invited Lecture on the Future Role of Telecommunication and Transportation.  BellSouth Corporation.  Lake Lanier, GA (June 1987)

Presenter: “Accepting the Challenge: Gender, Race and Disability in Urban Planning Education.” — Feminist Planners and Designers Group and Minority Association of Planners and Architects, UCLA. Presentation topic was Student Recruitment.  Los Angeles, CA (May 1987)

Presenter:  Georgia Tech’s President’s Scholarship Program, Presentation on Funded Research Activities, Atlanta, GA (February 1987)
 Presenter:  Invited Lecture - University of Florida, Gainesville, College of Architecture.  “Transportation Planning: An Overview,” Tallahassee, FL (January 1987)


Presenter:  Conference of Minority Transportation Officials.  Presentation on “Opportunities in Transportation Planning,” Atlanta, GA (October 1986)

Presenter:  Invited Lecture - Atlanta Business League Conference, Presentation on the “Privatization of Transportation Services,” Atlanta, GA (August 1986)

Presenter:  “Future Career Trends,” — Women’s Transportation Seminar Annual Conference, Transportation: Moving into the Future, Miami, FL (May 1986)

Presenter:  “Transportation Planning: Current Practices,” — Georgia Tech’s Planning Commissioners Institute, Presentation on Atlanta, GA (May 1986)


Presenter:  “Research on Mass Transit.” — Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Panel  ACSP Conference, Atlanta, GA (November 1985)

Presenter:  “Opportunities in the Planning Profession,” — FutureScape Program, Georgia Tech. Atlanta, GA (March 1985)

Presenter:  “Role of Women in Changing Planning.” — Cornell’s 50th Anniversary Symposium  (March 1985)

Presenter:  “Transportation, Infrastructure and Development Issues.”  — Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Panel, ACSP Conference, New York, NY (1985)


Invited Lecture: “Transportation Evaluation,” Carnegie-Mellon Uni­versity, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1984)


Presenter:  “The Influence of Race and Gender on Perceptions of Community Impact of Mass Transit.” — Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Panel ACSP Conference, San Francisco (October 1983)


Presided:  “Planning Methods —Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Panel”  ACSP Conference, Chicago (October 1982)

Discussant:  “Impact of New Federal Policies on Urban Areas.” — University of Cincinnati Conference on Social Change Panel Cincinnati, OH (April 1982)


Presenter:  “Measuring Transportation Systems Effectiveness.” — Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Panel Washington, D.C. (October 1981)
Presenter: “Transportation Planning” — University of Florida Lecture Series.

Instructor:  Conference on Rural Public Transportation Planning.  Sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation and Community Services Administration  (March 1981)


Presenter:  Clark College Symposium on Graduate Education.  Atlanta, GA (October 1980)

Presenter:  “Graduate Education in Planning and Engineering.” — Symposium sponsored by a number of leading universities.    (March 1980.)


Presenter:  “Professionalism and Women.” — American Planning Association (APA) Conference Panel.    APA Conference, Baltimore, MD (October 1979)


Presenter:  “Transportation Needs of Black Women.”  — National Research Council/U.S. Department of Transportation Conference on Women’s Travel Issues:  Research Needs and Priorities.  Washington, D.C. (September 1978)

Presenter:  “Measuring Distributional Impacts of Transportation Systems.”  —Transportation Institute of North Carolina A&T State University Lecture Series.  A&T University, Greensboro, North Carolina (November 1978)


Discussant:  Committee on Science and Technology, delegate to the Sixth Pan African Congress.  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, (Summer 1974)

Presenter:  “Regional and Statewide Transportation Planning.” — Transportation Institute of North Carolina A&T State University Lecture Series.  A&T University, Greensboro, North Carolina (March 1974)