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Transportation and Communities Summit 2019 (September 19 - 20, 2019 at Portland State University) This annual event in Portland, Oregon connects national mobility-focused research to equitable practice and policy through breakout panels, Lightning Talks, student posters, skill-building workshops, and a keynote from urban data scientist Ben Wellington.

--Summit Day Pass (Sept 19): $250
------Nonprofit / Student Rate: $75
------Elected Official Rate: $95
--Workshop Half-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $95
--Workshop Full-Day Ticket (Sept 20): $190
Current members of our Community Partners get a $20 discount to the Summit Day. Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu for a discount code. All sessions will be submitted for pre-approval to AICP, and are eligible for self-reporting to PDH for continuing education credits.

Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University, and supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).
Friday, September 20 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop: QPED Toolkit - Qualitative Pedestrian Environments Data for better, more equitable transportation decision-making

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Workshops are open to anyone: You do not need to be registered for the main Summit Day in order to purchase a workshop ticket. This half-day workshop cost $95. If you are a student or employee of a nonproft, reach out to get a discount code for 50% off.

Despite recent emphasis on big data, there are many instances where transportation professionals are better served by data that captures important contextual factors. QPED, developed with funding from the CDC and NITC, gives jurisdictions, advocates, and researchers a systematic, cost-effective approach to learning about neighborhood pedestrian environments from the user perspective through systematic, structured, on-street intercept interviews. The workshop includes an overview of how QPED can inform decision-making around walkability improvements, especially in underserved areas. Participants will be trained on data collection tools, sampling strategies, and coding before having an opportunity to try QPED out on the street for themselves.

Learning Objectives
  • Articulate why an intercept interview might provide important information about pedestrian needs in historically underserved populations or areas.
  • Create a sampling plan which identify appropriate neighborhoods in which to implement intercept interviews within QPED.
  • Articulate best practices for analyzing the qualitative data collected with the QPED instrument and applying findings to transportation-decision making.

This half-day workshop is eligible for 3 hours of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

avatar for Arlie Adkins, PhD

Arlie Adkins, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Arlie researches health and safety disparities related to urban transportation systems and equitable access to transportation systems related to housing affordability. He is the co-PI of a five-year CDC grant to investigate barriers to walking and physical activity in Tucson. He has... Read More →
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Maia Ingram

Director, Arizona Prevention Research Center
Maia Ingram, MPH, is Co-Director, Arizona Prevention Research Center and Program Director of Community-based Evaluation Projects. She has over 15 years experience developing and evaluating community-based prevention and research programs using the community health worker (promotora... Read More →
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Nicole Iroz-Elardo, PhD

Assistant Research Professor, University of Arizona
Cross-trained in planning and public health, her research focuses on how to plan healthier and more equitable communities. Dr. Iroz-Elardo has a PhD in Urban Studies from Portland State University. Her doctoral research investigated the extent to which Health Impact Assessment provided... Read More →
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Evren Sonmez

Program Manager, Living Streets Alliance
Evren is a program manager at Living Streets Alliance (LSA), a Tucson-based nonprofit organization advocating for a thriving Tucson by creating great streets for all. She initially joined the organization to develop and coordinate a Neighborhood Walkability Assessment Program and... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Smith Memorial Student Union at PSU 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201