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Portland State University’s College of Education and the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) are excited to reprise this 2nd annual interdisciplinary summit. We invite disability specialists, urban planners, engineers, transportation professionals, students, and community members to discuss the nexus between design, innovation, technology, and access. Themes will examine technological innovations that improve accessibility and wayfinding; smart cities; interdisciplinary approaches for intersections; unequal access to safe roads for those with disabilities who are persons of color; and opportunities for regional coordination across adjacent metropolitan areas, with an emphasis on the Cascadia region.

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General Admission: $130
Students: $45
Refund Policy: All refunds closed Feb 18th, substitutions accepted at no charge.

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Monday, March 11 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Afternoon Breakout: Applying an Equity Lens to Transportation and Design

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This session will focus on issues of race and equity within transportation. We will detail research on racial equity issues and safety outcomes, with a focus on pedestrian experiences. Dr. Kimberly Kahn will discuss her research demonstrating that drivers are less likely to stop for Black pedestrians, and the potential for infrastructure to reduce these racial disparities.  Marisa DeMull will look at the intersection of race and disability access from an engineering perspective and discuss how engineers design roadways for our most vulnerable users. Connections to other at risk communities and identities will be discussed.

  • Learn about the role of equity in transportation systems 
  • Discuss the impact implicit bias has on drivers when they encounter people of color as pedestrians
  • Begin to evaluate the needs for planning and designing to accommodate the intersections of race, disability access, and pedestrian safety

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Kimberly Kahn

Associate Professor, Portland State University
Dr. Kimberly Barsamian Kahn is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Portland State University, and leads the Gender, Race, and Sexual Prejudice (GRASP) Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, with minors in Sport Psychology... Read More →
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Marisa Trujillo DeMull

Engineering Designer, Alta Planning + Design
With a passion for combining safety and equity, Marisa Trujillo DeMull is a life-long social justice activist. From her early days as a political and labor organizer to her current work on ADA accessible pedestrian design, she has focused her career on providing our most vulnerable... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Smith Memorial Student Union (3rd Floor, Room 328) 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA