In the age of the Anthropocene, humans are rapidly becoming an urban species. The lecture will focus on timely issues related to urban form, mobility patterns, and transportation systems, including how facilitating active and two-wheeled travel is linked to supporting individual health and safety; and how new shared mobility options such as car- or bike-share and ride-hailing can contribute to improved urban mobility at the neighborhood and the regional levels.
About the Speaker
While a Professor with the Department of Urban Design and Planning, Dr. Moudon instructed students in urban design and research methods. Her work focuses on urban form analysis, land monitoring, neighborhood and street design, active travel and health. The National Institutes of Health and the US and Washington State departments of Transportation support her current research on the built and social environments at the UFL. The research examines environmental influences on physical activity, active travel, eating behaviors, and other health outcomes. Done in close collaboration with colleagues in public health and transportation planning, her research is now based on high-resolution geospatial data on the built environment and objective behavior data. Dr. Moudon collaborates with many colleagues, students, and organizations nationally and internationally.