FORA.tv Speaker - Aaron Golub
Aaron Golub is an Assistant Professor in the School of Planning and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, where he teaches courses on transportation planning and policy, urban planning research methods and urban policy the developing countries. Dr. Golub's interests include the social and environmental impacts of transportation systems, public transportation planning and operations and advanced bus transit systems planning and vehicle technologies. Two current projects include the development of a tool to enable community based organizations to easily analyze the accessibility impacts of regional transportation investment plans on specific neighborhoods or demographic groups, and a group of case studies looking at the social equity impacts of climate change mitigation policies in transportation.
Before moving to Arizona State, Dr. Golub was a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of California at Berkeley. He co-taught a graduate course on public transportation systems planning, and an undergraduate course on transportation policy. As a postdoctoral researcher, he worked on a study of optimal Bus Rapid Transit system implementation, and the long-term travel behavior impacts of car-sharing membership. He has worked around the world as a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and other international agencies involved in transportation planning and funding. He was a consultant to the city of BogotÃ¡, Colombia on projects concerning air quality management issues, and to Mexico City and the World Bank as part of initial planning for their now complete Metrobus BRT system. Dr. Golub received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with minors in City and Regional Planning and Statistics from UC Berkeley. His dissertation work in Brazil explored the policy approaches to regulate informal transportation operators and the welfare effects on the systemsâ€™ users. His masters and bachelor's degree were earned in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Virginia Tech, respectively.
09.12.07 | 01:26:36 min
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