FORA.tv Speaker - Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Asha Weinstein Agrawal is Director of the MTI National Transportation Finance Center at San JosÃ© State University, and also an Associate Professor in the Urban and Regional Planning Department at San JosÃ© State.
Dr. Agrawal has worked in the area of transportation finance for over 10 years. Her most recent work will soon be published by the Mineta Transportation Institute under the title "Public Support for Green Transportation Taxes and Fees: A Survey of Californians." Other publications in the area of finance include â€œHow to Pay for Transportation? A Survey of Public Preferences in California,â€ published in "Transport Policy" (2007); "Transportation Financing Opportunities for the State of California," published by the Mineta Transportation Institute (2006); and â€œUnraveling Equity in HOT Lane Planning: A View from Practice,â€ published in the "Journal of Planning Education and Research" (2006). She also co-authored two major studies of California transportation finance in 1999 and 2001 that were conducted through the University of California at Berkeley.
Another research area of particular interest to Dr. Agrawal is pedestrian planning. Publications in this area include "How Far, By Which Route, and Why? A Spatial Analysis of Pedestrian Preference," published by the Mineta Transportation Institute in 2007; an "An Assessment of GIS-Enabled Walkability Audits,â€ published in the "URISA Journal" (2007); and â€œExtent and Correlates of Walking in the USA,â€ published in "Transportation Research Part D" (2007).
As a university faculty member, Dr. Agrawal has a special interest in educating planning and transportation professionals. Her research in this area includes â€œTo Be a Transportation Engineer or Not? How Civil Engineering Students Choose a Specialization,â€ published in the "Transportation Research Record" (2008), and a forthcoming report published by the Mineta Transportation Institute called "Paving the Way: Recruiting Students into the Transportation Profession."
Finally, Dr. Agrawal also works in area of transportation history. She published â€œCongestion as a Cultural Construct: The â€˜Congestion Evilâ€™ in Boston in the 1890s and 1920sâ€ in the "Journal of Transport History" (2006), and â€œCuring Congestion: Competing Plans for a â€˜Loop Highwayâ€™ and Parking Regulations in Boston in the 1920s,â€ in the "Journal of Planning History" (2004). She has also written a paper on early pedestrian regulations, â€œTraveler or Pesky Impediment to Travel? Pedestrians and Traffic Regulations in the U.S. and France, 1870-1930.â€
Dr. Agrawal has a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
06.22.12 | 01:16:01 min
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