Dr. Catherine Ross one of 20 leading experts invited to Smart Cities symposium

This January, the Federal Highway Administration is convening a one-day symposium examining the role of smart technologies in reshaping our communities and transportation options. Dr. Catherine L. Ross, Harry West Professor of City & Regional Planning and Civil & Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, is among twenty leading experts being brought together for the symposium.

The integration of emerging technologies into the construction, Implementation and operation of our transportation and other civil systems is the greatest opportunity in front of us, ” says Dr. Ross.

The group will explore the benefits of smart transportation services for communities, including low income populations in urban, suburban, and rural America. Extending beyond transportation-related operational and safety topics, the event will address issues related to how smart systems are implemented. Potential impacts on mobility, access to work and opportunities, community experiences, public and private costs, and social equity will all be addressed. The Symposium will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C.

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