On Tuesday, April 3
, over 100 students, community members, transportation professionals, and elected officials attended the Florida Institute of Technology's, F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series. This installment of the series featured Jarrett Walker, PhD.
Jarrett Walker, PhD, is a transit planner who focuses on policy and design. He authored
Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives
(Island Press, 2011) and publishes a blog
He has worked in multiple cities throughout the world and now runs a consulting firm, Jarrett Walker & Associates.
The evening's lecture focused on freedom in transportation choices, planning, and the idea of developing cities to better serve transit systems, not personal automobiles. New technologies and their potential positive and negative impacts were also discussed. FIT plans to continue to offer lectures on transportation through the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series.