Department of Urban & Regional Planning Spring Planning Colloquium
In the first lecture of the Spring Planning Colloquium series, Ria Kontou, Civil + Environmental Engineering, will speak.
Transportation provides access to economic opportunities, empowers individuals and adds value to their communities. However, the average household in the United States spends 17% of their income on transportation expenditures and almost 4% on fuel costs. In response to both budgetary and social implications of facing burdens to meet transportation energy needs, a new data-driven framework to quantify transportation energy vulnerability will be presented in this talk. The framework measures exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity to transportation energy burdens and spatial patterns of transportation energy vulnerability across the United States census tracts will be presented. There will be a discussion of the sensitivity of the vulnerability outcomes to the composite score’s functional form and the talk will conclude by evaluating the impact of electric vehicle adoption on future transportation fuel and electricity consumption.
Contact Professor Sean Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.