Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Ph.D., P.E., is professor of structural engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He has received a Master of Science and a doctoral degree, both in structural engineering, from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1979 and 1982 respectively. During 1982-1986, he was on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma, Norman. In 1986 he joined the faculty of University of California Berkeley where he is currently a professor of structural engineering, teaching and conducting research on behavior and design of steel structures subjected to gravity, seismic and blast loads.
Since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, he has conducted several major projects studying seismic behavior and retrofit of major long span steel bridges and high-rise steel structures including the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, Richmond San Rafael, Hayward San Mateo, Carquinez Bridges, Rama-VIII Bridge in Thailand, Auckalnd Harbour Bridge in New Zealand and long span bridges of Japan. He was the structural and seismic designer of the Curved Cable Stayed bridge proposed as a replacement for the East Span of the Bay Bridge. In recent years, he has also been studying behavior of steel structures subjected to blast load and has been developing mechanisms to prevent progressive collapse.
He is the winner of the 1998- T.R. Higgins Award of American Institute of Steel Construction, the highest award bestowed by the AISC. He is currently the Principal Investigator on a research project funded by the National Science Foundation investigating the collapse of the World Trade Center. More information on Dr. Astaneh's teaching, research, design and public service can be found in his web page: http://www.ce.berkeley.edu/~astaneh.
David P. Billington is Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Princeton University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in structures to engineers and architects. His many publications include:
· Thin-Shell Concrete Structures
· Robert Maillart's Bridges (Winner of the Dexter Prize)
· The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering
· Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete
· The Innovators: The Engineering Pioneers Who Made America Modern
· Robert Maillart: Builder, Designer, Artist
· And over 160 additional publications in journals.
From 1952-1960, Professor Billington worked as a structural designer at Roberts & Schaefer Co., New York, for bridges and large buildings including aircraft hangers, piers, thin-shell tanks, and missile-launch facilities. In 1958 he was a member of the Delegation to observe Concrete Construction in the Soviet Union. From 1970-2001 he worked as a consulting engineer on thin shell concrete cooling towers, highway accident analyses, thin-shell silos, bridge design, and for a book on federal dams.
Professor Billington also served as the Chairman, ACI-ASCE Joint Committee on Concrete Shell Design & Construction from 1973-79, and again on the ASCE Committee on Aesthetics in Design of Structures from 1978-85. He was elected to Executive Council of the Society for the History of Technology from 1985-88, and was invited to visit Japan to write an aesthetic evaluation of its new bridges in 1989.
His recent honors include:
· Sarton Chair (1999-2000) and Sarton Medal, University of Ghent, Belgium (1999)
· Elected as an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (1999)
· Election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (1998)
· Honorary Doctor of Engineering, Notre Dame University (1997)
· Honorary Member, Princeton Class of 1995
· Usher Prize for the Best Scholarly Work, Technology & Culture, with Jameson Doig (1995)
R. Gary Black is Professor of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. Trained as an architect and engineer, Professor Black is the president of Integrated Structures, Inc. and of R.Gary Black Consulting.
His major projects include:
· Eishin University, Tokyo, Japan - 1982-1985
· San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge replacement proposal, Oakland, CA 1999
· Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, England - 1991
· Ninety other building projects, including churches, apartment buildings, affordable housing, custom residences, offices, workshops, shops, restaurants.
His other achievements include his service as Chair of Structures and Construction at the University of California's School of Architecture. He is a recipient of the "Distinguished Teacher Award", American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (1994), and has authored numerous articles on teaching. "[Professor Black's teaching methods] have stirred up passions amongst educators in the right direction," stated Mir M. Ali of the University of Illinois. Paul Naeker of Cambridge, Massachusetts commented that "his extensive development of a computer-assisted teaching module [is] worthy of the highest praise." Irv Engel of Washington University remarked that his "Illustrations of student work are as inspiring as they are beautiful."
Professor Black is co-author of The Mary Rose Museum (OUP 1994), author of over twenty scholarly papers, a regular presenter of papers at conferences and conventions (including the Campus on the Mall series at the Smithsonian) and has had design work published in national and international journals.
Bob Buckley has been in various Management and Line roles with the Department of Transportation for over 22 years. He currently manages the Department's Engineering Services Division with a staff more than 2000 employees concentrated on Bridge Design, Bridge Construction, Geotechnical Design, Materials Engineering, and Seismic Design criteria.
Prior to this assignment, Bob was the Department's Chief Design Engineer responsible for setting highway and bicycle geometric standards for both State Highway and Local agency facilities. This included managing support to Local agency delivery of over $1 billion dollars a year on local streets and roads. Other previous management assignments have included roles as a District Division Chief for Project Management, Field Construction, Environmental Planning, Transportation planning, and Traffic Operations.
Mario J. Ciampi studied architecture and engineering at Harvard University and at the Beaux Arts Institute of Design in Paris 1930-32. He worked with and was strongly influenced by Pierre Luigi Nervi early in his career. During his long career he has designed and constructed many transportation projects, including overpasses for Caltrans, some of which are located on the State Highway 280 (for which he was awarded the AIA Honor Award in 1965). He also produced a freeway study of San Francisco with Caltrans. His urban design projects include a Downtown Plan for San Francisco in 1963 including beautification of Market Street, Embarcadero, and both Halladie and United Nations Plazas. He has served as an urban design consultant on many projects, including Golden Gateway, Embarcadero Plaza, Rockafeller Center, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Yerba Buena Center.
Mr. Ciampi has designed master plans for the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and St. Mary's College in Moraga. In addition he has designed and constructed many commercial, religious, and residential projects. He is the 1996 winner of the CCAIA 25 Year Award for the University of California Art Museum in Berkeley.
Ron DeNadai received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Detroit and his Master of Civil Engineering degree from Villanova University. He has also completed graduate course work in management at the University of Pennsylvania and transportation systems management at M.I.T. He is Vice President with the engineering firm of Edwards & Kelcey for highways on a national level. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Mr. DeNadai has over 35 years of experience in the management, planning, design and construction of major transportation facilities throughout the country. He served as program manager for the $ 2.5 billion I-95 Intermodal Mobility Project in Philadelphia where there was an extensive program to involve art, aesthetics and community involvement in the project; was principal-in charge for design of the steel alternative for the C&D Canal cable stayed bridge in Delaware; project manager for design of two sections of I-476 in suburban Philadelphia which received several design excellence awards and most recently project manager for a unique transportation/land use MIS in Lancaster County, Pa including unique cultural resources, the most productive farmland in Pa and traversing the homeland of the Old Order Amish & Mennonite communities.
Mr. DeNadai is an active member of the Transportation Research Board, Committee on Environmental Process in Transportation where he is the conference chairman for the Committee's annual summer meetings, the most recent being in Durham, New Hampshire. He was awarded the AIP Urban Design award for his work on the Vine Street Expressway, Interstate 676 and also awarded the FHWA/National Endowment for the Arts award for his work on Joint Use of Air Rights under Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. He also lectures at the University of Pennsylvania at the graduate school of engineering on the art of Urban Transportation Planning.
Jim Eyre has been a Partner/Director of Wilkinson Eyre Architects since 1987 and has been responsible for managing a share of the practice's increasing workload including museum, commercial, transportation, bridge and infrastructure projects in addition to certain other projects. He has over 21 years experience in architectural practices and has enjoyed involvement in a diverse range of project types at all stages of the design and construction process. More recently, with the expansion of the practice's museum and visitor attraction projects, he has directed activity on work at the Science Museum in London and at the Museum of London. His rail and bridge work includes directing architectural activity on a number of major projects including the award winning Stratford Market Depot and Stratford Station, both on the Jubilee Line Extension.
Jim Eyre has generated numerous competition-winning concepts in the practice's unrivalled bridge portfolio, such as the acclaimed Gateshead Millennium Bridge over the River Tyne. His roles include key conceptual design on these projects as well as managing the detailed design process and client liaison. He has a particular interest in multi-disciplinary projects where architectural creativity and engineering principles can be combined to create environments for end and public users. His architectural approach has continued to develop with the practice and is based on an informed use of technology and materials, combining a commitment to the spirit of the new with a sensitivity to landscape, urban, and historical contexts. Through the various major projects undertaken by the practice, Jim Eyre has considerable experience in running large and complex jobs working to strict deadlines. With co-director Chris Wilkinson his work has been recognized through being widely published and exhibited in the UK and overseas.
Cliff Ellis earned his Master's in Planning and Community Development from the University of Colorado at Denver. He received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990. He has taught urban planning at Columbia University and the State University of New York. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Graduate Program in Urban Planning at the University of Kansas. His research and teaching interests include urban design, land use planning, transportation planning, growth management, the history of urban form, and planning history. He is currently working on a book about the history of urban freeway building in the United States.
As the Deputy Director for Project Delivery and the Chief Engineer for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Mr. Felker is responsible for statewide management of the Department's capital projects, including the management of Engineering Services as well as the Design, Construction, Environmental, Project Management, and Right of Way Programs. The annual support and capital budget of the Department's Project Delivery Programs approximate five billion dollars and involve the efforts of roughly 12,000 dedicated employees.
Mr. Felker is a graduate of the University of Illinois and a licensed Civil Engineer. Previous Caltrans assignments include service as District Director in Districts 7 (Los Angeles) and 12 (Orange County), as well as Program Manager of Construction at Caltrans Headquarters in Sacramento.
Joanna Fong, as a Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager in the San Francisco office of Sasaki Associates, is involved in the design and implementation of a wide variety of projects in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Fong serves as project manager and project designer for many of the firm's significant projects, including urban design plans, park master plans, and commercial, institutional, and residential developments. She is thoroughly skilled in the art of maintaining lines of communications with clients and consultants, especially in the organization and coordination of complex multidisciplinary projects.
Niels J. Gimsing has more than 40 years of experience in the design of bridges of all sizes, including some of the largest bridges conceived in the 20th century. In 1967 he won (with K. Madsen and J. Nissen) a first and a second prize in the design competition for a bridge across Storebælt (Great Belt) in Denmark. In 1970-72 he was responsible for the official Storebælt bridge designs worked out by the Technical Committee of the Ministry of Transport. These designs formed the basis for the First Act on construction of the Storebælt Bridge and from 1976 to 1978 he acted as a specialist consultant during the tender design of both a cable-stayed bridge (780 m span) and a suspension bridge (1416 m span) for the combined road-rail crossing of the international navigation route through Storebælt.
After a five year postponement of the construction imposed by a governmental decision he was in 1983 called upon as chairman of the Working Group formed by the Ministry of Transport to update the designs for bridges as well as tunnels. These designs subsequently formed the basis for the Second Act on construction of a rail and road link across Storebælt. From 1989 to 1998 he acted as a specialist consultant during tender and detailed design (as well as during supervision) of the Storebælt East Bridge with its 1624 m suspension bridge main span.
From 1986 to 1993 Niels J Gimsing was a member of the International Consulting Board for the Messina Strait Bridge with a free span of 3300 m, and in 1992-93 he worked as a specialist consultant for the UN Economic Commissions for Europe and Africa on an evaluation of the conceptual designs for a bridge across the Strait of Gibraltar including suspension bridges with spans of up to 5000 m and multispan suspension bridges on floating tension-leg piers.
In 1993 Niels J Gimsing became a member of the design team of the ASO Group for the preparation of a competition design for the 7.8 km long Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden. After the design of the ASO Group had been chosen for the actual construction he acted as a specialist consultant during design and supervision of the 1100 m long cable-stayed high bridge with a 490 m main span - the world's longest spanning cable-stayed bridge for road and rail traffic.
In 2000 Niels J Gimsing was appointed member of the Technical Evaluation Committee for the Stonecutters Bridge Competition in Hong Kong. In this competition, designs for both a suspension and a cable-stayed bridge with a main span of more than 1 km were prepared by the competitors. In 2000 he also joined the Expert Panel for the Tsing Lung Bridge also in Hong Kong. This bridge is designed as a suspension bridge with a 1448 m main span, making it the third longest in the world.
In addition to the large bridges listed above Niels J Gimsing has worked on the design of many small and medium span bridges. In 1959, during his final semester at the Technical University, he received (together with H. Nyvold) the First Prize in the Student Category of the International Design Competition for an Overpass Structure in Steel, sponsored by US Steel. After having received in 1969 a Third Prize in the bridge competition of the Royal Danish Road Directorate for motorway bridges, he was a co-founder of Gimsing & Madsen, consulting engineers. This company has since then designed more than 150 bridges on the Danish motorway and railway network as well as having participated in the design of bridges in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Siberia.
In 1983, Niels J Gimsing published the monograph 'Cable Supported Bridges - Concept & Design'- a book that has become a standard reference for engineers working with the design and construction of suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges. The monograph has been translated into Japanese, and in 1997 it appeared in a second edition, again published by John Wiley & Sons. As editor he was responsible for the Storebælt publication series comprising the books East Tunnel, West Bridge, East Bridge and Concrete totalling approximately 1000 pages of detailed descriptions of the design and construction of the Storebælt Link. In 1999, his task as editor was continued for the technical publications on the Øresund Link.
Allan B. Jacobs, BArch, MCP, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley where he has taught urban design and planning studios.
His professional experience includes
· 1975 to present: Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley. Chair: 1977-81, 1992-95.
· 1975 to present: Consultant in city planning and urban design: Curitiba, Brazil; San Diego; Pasadena; Irvine; Berkeley; Los Angeles Redevelopment; Playa Vista; Portland; many others.
· 1967-75: Director, San Francisco Department of City Planning.
· 1954-75: City Planning in Pittsburgh, PA, and with Ford Foundation, Calcutta, India.
Jacobs is the author of:
· Usos y Seguridad en Bulevares de Varias Calzadas (with Rofé, Macdonald, Ureña), Urbanismos 1, No. 39, Barcelona, 1997.
· Forward, The ABC's of Planning Management, by Paul Zucker, West Coast Publishers, San Diego, 1997.
· Multiple Roadway Boulevards: Case Studies, Designs, and Design Guidelines (with Yodan Rofe and Elizabeth Macdonald),Working paper No. 652, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, November 1995.
· Another Look at Boulevards (with Yodan Rofe and Elizabeth Macdonald), Places, Vol. 10, No. 1, Summer 1995.
· Boulevards: A Study of Safety, Behavior, and Usefulness, video and report (with Yodan Y. Rofé and Elizabeth S. Macdonald), Working Paper No. 625, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, November 1994.
· Great Streets, MIT Press, October 1993.
· Looking at Cities, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1985.
· "Toward a New Urban Design Manifesto," (with Donald Appleyard), Institute of Urban and Regional Development, WP No. 384, 1982.
· Making City Planning Work, A.P.A., Chicago, 1978.
His recent research and professional work includes:
· Ahmedabad, India: Design of C.G.Road, with Bimal Patel, 1996.
· Berkeley Downtown Urban Design Plan, with Lyndon/Buchanan, 1994.
· Pasadena Playhouse District Specific Area Plan, with Lyndon/Buchanan and Community Development by Design; 1990.
· Downtown Santa Cruz Urban Design Plan Phase I, with Lyndon/Buchanan and Community Development by Design, 1990.
· University of California at San Diego Master Plan, with Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, et al., July 1989.
· City of Curitiba, Brazil, continuing from 1982 to present.
Mark Ketchum is Vice President and Principal Engineer of OPAC Consulting Engineers, a San Francisco-based firm specializing in design, evaluation, rehabilitation, and construction support engineering of bridges. Dr. Ketchum has participated in numerous challenging design and evaluation projects focusing on suspension, cable-stayed, and arch structural systems. His new designs are characterized by traditional rational forms rendered in modern materials and configured to provide economy, performance, and aesthetic appeal.
Dr. Ketchum's recent bridge design projects include:
· Ling-Tie Bridge, Nanning City, China (In final design) A 300-meter span steel arch across the Yong River on a curved horizontal alignment. The dramatic architecture that is requisite to efficient structural performance of the curved arch will provide a unique aesthetic statement.
· Third Carquinez Strait Bridge, Sacramento River, California (Under construction) A 728 meter span suspension bridge to carry Interstate Highway 80 across the Sacramento River. The suspension bridge will have, drilled shaft foundations in the river, reinforced concrete towers, and an aerodynamically streamlined steel orthotropic deck.
· Berkeley I-80 Pedestrian Overcrossing Design, Berkeley, California (Completed 2002) A 90 meter span basket handle arch to provide access between the City of Berkeley and the Eastshore Regional Park (Berkeley Marina) to pedestrians, bicyclists, and wheelchairs.
· Arroyo Cangrejillo Bridge Design, Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina (Completed 1999) A 337 meter unstiffened suspension structure to carry a foot path and mining copper-concentrate pipeline across a deep environmentally sensitive valley in the mountains of western Argentina.
· Lake Redding Bridge Design, Redding, California (Completed 1997) A 5-span post-tensioned concrete arch structure with a single narrow arch rib supporting a wide cantilevered deck.
Dr. Ketchum's recent bridge evaluation projects include:
· Rama IX Bridge 10th Year Inspection & Evaluation (2001)
· Koror - Babeldaob Bridge Collapse Investigation (1998)
· St. Johns Bridge Seismic Study (1996)
· San Francisco - Oakland West Bay Crossing Seismic Evaluation (1994)
· Tacoma Narrows Bridge Seismic Evaluation (1993
· Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit Strategy (1992)
T.Y. Lin is known throughout the world as a pioneering structural engineer. Since 1934, he has taught and practiced civil engineering throughout China and the U.S., and has planned and designed highways, railways, and over one thousand bridges and buildings in Asia and the Americas. Mr. Lin graduated from Tangshan College, Jiaotong University and received a M. S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Lin is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. While on the faculty from 1946 to 1976, he served as Chairman of the Division of Structural Engineering and Director of the Structural Engineering Laboratory, and was elected the 1994 Alumnus of the year. He is known as Mr. Prestressed Concrete in the U.S. having pioneered both the technology and industry in the 1950's.
Mr. Lin established his engineering practice in 1954. His firm became known around the world for engineering excellence and creativity. When Mr. Lin left the firm in 1992, T.Y. Lin International had a staff of over 500 in 10 offices. He is now Board Chairman of Lin Tung-Yen China, Inc. with its head office in San Francisco and joint venture firms in Beiging and Shanghai. He is also recognized throughout China as the first overseas Chinese to have proposed the development of Pudong, Shanghai, which has now become the centerpiece of China's modernization of the Yangzi delta.
His numerous awards include the USA National Medal of Science, the Consulting Engineers Award of Merit, and many honary degrees.
The projects Mr. Lin has directed or consulted on include: Rio Colorado Bridge in Costa Rica, The Kwan-DU Bridge in Taiwan, the Lewiston-Clarston Bridge in Mississippi, and the River Stell Arch Bridge joining Minnesota's twin cities. He has directed the design of many buildings: Malaysia's 85,000 seat Shah Alam stadium, Puerto Rico's Ponce Colisum, and San Francisco's Moscone Center. His proposals for the Bering Straits and Gibralter Straight Bridges are well known.
In addition to his built work, Mr. Lin has authored and co-authored three textbooks in structural engineering and more than 100 technical papers, all of which have been translated into several languages.
An internationally recognized architect, Donald MacDonald's bridge design work is evident in such Bay Area landmarks as the Golden Gate Bridge and the (presently under construction) San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Eastern Span, as well as outside of his home locale and in existence all over the nation.
His vast structural background resulted from studying under renowned structural engineers Mendell Glickman (Frank Lloyd Wright's engineer) and Mario Salvadori (founding partner of Weidlinger Associates in New York and former Columbia University professor).
Owner/Principal of MacDonald Architects for 35 years, the firm's constant project load has led to such projects as South Carolina's Cooper River Bridge- currently under construction and set to be North America's largest cable-stayed bridge; Napa County's 3rd Street Bridge and Maxwell Replacement Bridge; the newly completed I-80 Berkeley Pedestrian Bicycle Overpass. MacDonald Architects brought home the national Concrete Bridge Award for the Diestelhorst Replacement Bridge in Redding, California. The firm works closely with such international giants as URS Engineers, Dokken Engineering, Imbsen & Associates, TY Lin International, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Parsons, Caltrans, etc.
Many of Mr. MacDonald's projects include citizen participation and community consensus building. Mr. MacDonald has participated in the preparation and presentation for numerous hearings/peer review hearings for agencies such as Bay Area Conservation District Commission, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, Metropolitan Transport Commission (regarding heavy rail schematics for the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge), San Francisco Airport Commission, the Bicycle Coalition of the Bay Area, Caltrans, the New York State Bridge Authority and various city and county Departments of Public Works.
A graduate from Columbia University, Mr. MacDonald originally left the east to teach architectural design at University of California Berkeley. He's been inducted as a fellow of the American Institute of Architects in Design, as well as the recipient of the National Bridge Design Award, the AIA's Community Award, the World Habitat Award from the Building and Social Housing Foundation (England), the National Endowment for the Arts' Federal Design Achievement Award and the HUD Award for Building Innovation in Home Ownership and many AIA Design Awards. A constant target for the media spotlight, Mr. MacDonald's television, radio and print media attention boast a national and international scale.
Presently, Mr. MacDonald strives to find a mode for preserving and beautifying the terrain that surrounds railroads, highways, bridges and other manmade thoroughfares.
Please visit http://www.donaldmacdonaldarchitects.com for further details or actual images.
Donal Simpson, FAIA, AICP, ASLA, is presently the Director of the Charlotte, North Carolina, office of HNTB, a national Architecture Engineering and Planning firm. He has brought architect-led urban design excellence to America's transportation infrastructure, enhancing the quality of civic life by challenging the paradigms of traditional engineering practice and influencing the urban form of the built environment. Mr. Simpson has led teams of architects, landscape architects and urban planners, collaborating with civil engineers, to design over forty highway and transit projects from coast to coast. These have ranged from the transformation of large regional systems to the preservation of sensitive historic roadways. Mr. Simpson is a registered professional architect, a certified city planner, and a registered professional landscape architect. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1999, in recognition of his work toward "the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment."
Mr. Simpson's work has come to fruition over the past decade with major projects across the United States, helping communities to resolve long-standing controversies through the design of transportation infrastructure responsive to their social, physical and environmental fabric, such as:
· Dallas' 10 mile, $500 million North Central Expressway
· Kansas City's 9 mile, $250 million U.S. 71 Bruce R. Watkins Drive
· Philadelphia's 54 mile, $2 billion I-95 Intermodal Mobility Project
· Dallas' 22 mile, $850 million Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail system
· Colorado's 85 square mile corridor plan for the E-470 Tollway to Denver International Airport
· The Puget Sound Region's $3 billion community mitigation plan for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport expansion
· Rhode Island's 6 mile scenic preservation plan for Ministerial Road
· New Mexico's 9 mile community-based design plan for the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque
Mr. Simpson's work has been recognized as seminal. Engineering News Record editorially proclaimed: "It Doesn't Have to be Ugly". The AIA, APA, and ASLA have recognized its importance with 22 design and planning awards. The Conservation Law Foundation cited his work in urging communities to "Take Back Your Streets." He is currently directing transit-oriented development planning for two new commuter rail and light rail corridors in Charlotte, North Carolina, and developing city-wide context sensitive Street Design Guidelines for Charlotte.
Nicholas Stamatiadis, P.E. is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He completed his graduate studies at Michigan State University, obtaining a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Traffic Engineering. He has authored and co-authored several papers and technical reports on the accident involvement of elderly drivers, and other traffic safety issues, for journals such as the Accident Analysis and Prevention, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Transportation Research Board Record, and Transportation Quarterly. His research interests include issues on traffic safety, highway design and capacity, human factors, measures of congestion mitigation, transportation planning, and public transportation. He has completed several grants on research relative to issues of elderly transportation, truck safety, the impact of roadway geometrics on crashes, congestion management, left-turn treatment, and vehicle data collection. Dr. Stamatiadis teaches transportation and traffic engineering courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels and presents workshops for professional engineers. He is a licensed PE and a licensed Surveyor and Civil Engineer in the European Community. Dr. Stamatiadis is a member of several professional organizations and he is actively involved as a member of several technical committees in ITE, ASCE, and TRB.
Brian Taylor is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Urban Planning in the School of Public Policy and Social Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA he also serves as Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies. Professor Taylor's current research is on the politics of transportation finance and planning, including the history of highway finance and the influence of public transit subsidy programs on both system performance and social equity. His research also examines the demographics of travel behavior, with an emphasis on access-deprived populations including women, racial ethnic minorities, the disabled, and the poor. His work in this area has also explored the relationships between transportation and urban form, with an emphasis on commuting and employment access for low-wage workers. His research has been published in Accident Analysis and Prevention, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Journal of Public Transportation, Public Works Management and Policy, Transportation Quarterly, and Transportation Research Record.
Awards for his research include a Best Paper in Public Transportation award from the Transportation Research Board in 1991, a 1998 Feature Article, Honorable Mention award from the Journal of the American Planning Association, and the 2000 Pyke Johnson Award for the best paper in transportation planning or administration by the Transportation Research Board. At UCLA Professor Taylor teaches courses in transportation policy and planning and research design. Since 1997 he has also been the Program Coordinator of the annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation, Land Use, and Air Quality Connection, a conference attended by over 125 scholars, analysts, and elected public officials from around the world.
Prior to coming to UCLA in 1994, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has several years experience as a practicing planner: first as a consultant to the California Department of Transportation and later as a transportation analyst for the San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission. He has served as a consultant to numerous organizations, including the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, Kaiser Permanente Health Care Programs, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Orange County Transportation Authority. Professor Taylor holds a Bachelors Degree in Geography from UCLA, Masters Degrees in City and Regional Planning and Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, the Transportation Research Board, and the Urban Affairs Association.
Julia Trilling is chair of the symposium and research specialist at the University of California Transportation Center. Previously she was Associate Professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has held visiting and adjunct teaching appointments at MIT, Berkeley and L'Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.
Dr. Trilling's publications and research focus primarily on socio-spatial analysis of urban planning, design and sustainability as well as history and theory of the twentieth century landscape in the US and Europe. Resent research projects include a report to the French government on post-suburban land-use trends and a study of privatization of public spaces and services. She is presently finishing a book on post-World War II urban planning and design in the Paris region. She has consulted on a number of urban design and infrastructure projects, such as the Peter Walker and Associates and RTKL plan for the extension of the Grand Axe of Paris. She has held numerous fellowships including the German Marshall Fellowship and Tozier and NEA Fellowships.
Dr. Trilling received the BA, MLA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.
Martin Wachs is Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also holds faculty appointments as Professor of City and Regional Planning and as Carlson Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Until 1996, he was Professor of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA, where he had been a member of the faculty since 1971, and where he served three terms as Head of the Urban Planning Program. During Academic Year 2002-03, he is on sabbatical leave and is a Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C.
The Institute of Transportation Studies at Berkeley is one of the largest academic transportation research centers in the United States. It has approximately 200 employees and an annual budget of $40 million. It includes a Pavement Research Center; Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH); an intelligent transportation systems research program; the Harmer Davis Transportation Library (one of the finest transportation collections in the United States); a Technology Transfer Program that offers over 50 short courses and conferences annually; a transportation planning and policy research program; a new Traffic Safety Center (jointly sponsored by the ITS and the School of Public Health on the Berkeley campus); a logistics research program; and an Aviation Research Program. Dr.Wachs has expanded the research programs and reorganized some of the Institute's functions. He led the effort to establish the new Traffic Safety Center and has himself conducted research on transportation finance and the relationships between transportation, land use, and air quality, as well as transit labor and contracting issues. As a Professor of both City Planning and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Wachs coordinates the dual degree program in transportation, which leads to degrees in both fields.
Dr. Wachs holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the City University of New York, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Transportation Planning from the Civil Engineering Department at Northwestern University. Before joining UCLA he was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been a visiting professor at Oxford University, Rutgers University, The University of Iowa, and The Technion. In 1986 he received an award for being a Distinguished Planning Educator from the California Planning Foundation, and a Distinguished Teaching Award form the UCLA Alumni Association.
Dr. Wachs is the author or editor of four books and has written over 130 published articles on transportation planning and policy, including the transportation needs of elderly and handicapped people; fare and subsidy policies in urban transportation; the problem of crime in public transit systems; and methods for the evaluation of alternative transportation projects. He has also done historical studies of the relationship between transportation investments and urban form in the early part of the twentieth century, and on ethics in planning and forecasting. Recently, his writings have dealt with the relationship between transportation, air quality and land use, and transportation finance.
Dr. Wachs served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board during the year 2000, and was a member of the California Commission on Transportation Investment, to which he was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Research and Development for the California Department of Transportation, and recently completed his term as the first Chair of the Advisory Panel for the Travel Model Improvement Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Dr. Wachs is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.