CNU Illinois Happy Hour with Eric Dumbaugh, Mark de la Vernge, and Steven Vance
Join CNU Illinois at Jefferson Tap with special guests Eric Dumbaugh, Professor Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Mark de la Vergne, Project Manager at Sam Schwartz Engineering, and Steven Vance, blogger at Grid Chicago for a discussion on what makes a street safe and what’s happening in Chicago to improve conditions.
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Monday, June 25
325 North Jefferson Street
Eric Dumbaugh, is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida Atlantic University, and an expert in the areas of transportation systems planning, design, and community livability. He has authored more than 40 works in these areas, receiving the 2009 Award for Best Article from the American Planning Association, and the 2006 Award for Outstanding Paper in Geometric Design from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of the Sciences. Dr. Dumbaugh has been active in local, state, and national efforts to enhance the livability of urban transportation systems, including activities sponsored by the Smart Growth Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, among numerous others. Dr. Dumbaugh is an associate professor and the program coordinator for the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as was as Master degrees in Civil Engineering and City Planning. He lectures widely on the relationships between transportation and urban design, both in the United States and abroad.
Mark de la Vergne is an Associate and Project Manager with Sam Schwartz Engineering. He is currently working on a number of innovative efforts with the City of Chicago, including the city’s Pedestrian Plan, Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan, and Siting and Outreach for the city’s future bike sharing program. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, where he chairs the pedestrian committee, and serves on the steering committee of America Walks. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Steven Vance is a transportation planner working to build a bicycle culture in Chicago. He co-authors the sustainable transportation blog, GridChicago.com.