Pursuing the Technological Sublime: How the Eastern Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Became a Megaproject
Friday, September 13, 4-5 p.m. in 534 Davis Hall
UCB Transportation Seminar presented by Karen Trapenberg Frick, Ph.D. Assistant Director, University of California Transportation Center
The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which was opened after the Labor Day weekend, is a classic instance of a megaproject, not just because of its huge complexity, protracted timeline and “mega” cost (some $6.5 billion). It is also a textbook embodiment of what I have identified as the “six C’s” of a typical megaproject: colossal, captivating, costly, controversial, complex, and subject to issues of control.
Karen Trapenberg Frick is Assistant Director of the University of California Transportation Center. She also is a lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in transportation policy and planning, and is the academic lead for the College of Environmental Design's [IN]CITY summer program in sustainable city planning. She holds a Ph.D. in city planning from UC Berkeley and a master's in planning from UCLA.
UCTC Co-Sponsors Shared-Use Mobility Summit Oct. 10-11, San Francisco
The Shared-Use Mobility Summit is a two-day event facilitating a lively dialogue among mobility providers, policymakers, governmental agencies, non-profits, affiliated industries, technologists, academics, media and stakeholders on the current state of the practice, opportunities, and obstacles to market expansion. Registration: $350.