GIScience Lecture


Using GIS to make urban mobility more sustainable

Speaker: Harvey J. Miller, PhD
Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science
Professor, Department of Geography
Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
The Ohio State University

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
3:30 PM @ 1022 HN
No RSVP Required

Contemporary humanity enjoys mobility levels that are unprecedented in history. While this has benefits, it also has enormous social, health and environmental costs. Resolving these costs is crucial if civilization is to survive the 21st century — a world that will see 10 billion people, most of whom will crowd into cities. Stunning advances in location-aware technologies such as the GPS and cell phones, wireless sensors, spatial simulation methods and geographic information systems (GIS) are creating new opportunities to help move the world towards more sustainable mobility. This lecture will describe the concept of sustainable transportation and how new, data-driven science allows scholars and practitioners to address these essential issues.