Elizabeth Deakin 11.14.19 DCRP & Martin Wachts Lecture
Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction: Finding a Way that Works
Elizabeth Deakin is Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, where she also is an affiliated faculty member of the Energy and Resources Group and the Master of Urban Design group. She formerly served as Director of the University of California Transportation Research Center (1998-2008) and co-director of the UC Berkeley Global Metropolitan Studies Initiative (2005-2008). Deakin's research focuses on transportation and land use policy and the environmental impacts of transportation. She has published over 200 articles, book chapters, and reports on topics ranging from environmental justice to transportation pricing to development exactions and impact fees. She currently is carrying out a series of studies on urban development and transportation in China, Latin America, and India as well as in California.
Deakin has testified on several occasions for committees of the US Congress and for the California Legislature. She chaired the Congressionally-mandated National Academy of Sciences advisory board that led to the enactment of the federal transportation-environmental research program. She also has served as an appointed member of a number of government posts including city and county transportation commissions and a state advisory board. She is frequently called upon to advise mayors and city council members as well as transit board members.
She is a member of a number of committees and panels of the Transportation Research Board and is editor of the journal Transportation Policy, serving as well on the editorial board of four other journals. She also is an Urban Land Institute Fellow.
Deakin holds degrees in transportation systems analysis and political science from MIT as well as a law degree from Boston College.
About the Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation
Now in its twelfth year, the annual Wachs Lecture draws innovative thinkers to the University of California to address today's most pressing issues in transportation. Created by students to honor Professor Martin Wachs upon his retirement from the University, the lecture rotates between Berkeley and UCLA, the campuses at which Marty taught. Marty's commitment and integrity as a scholar, professional, and educator have profoundly affected his students, peers, colleagues and friends. We invite you to act on that inspiration by supporting the lecture. Your tax-deductible gift today will help to endow the lectureship, securing its future as an annual event.