Fwd: Tomorrow: Mobility in The Sustainable City, Dubai (UAE)

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Fwd: Tomorrow: Mobility in The Sustainable City, Dubai (UAE)

A seminar announcement that might be of interest to many working on
transportation in sustainable communities.



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From: 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at ITS-Davis < itsdavis@ucdavis.edu> Date: Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 12:24 PM
Subject: Tomorrow: Mobility in The Sustainable City, Dubai (UAE)
To: Giovanni Circella <gcircella@ucdavis.edu>

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*Mobility in The Sustainable City, Dubai (UAE)*
*Wednesday, June 17*
*9:00am - 10:30am PT*
Register Here

The Sustainable City (TSC) is a zero-net energy development built in the
outskirts of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. This 46-hectare mixed-use
development including villas, apartments, offices, retail and restaurant
space, healthcare facilities, a school, a nursery, and a conference center
was built as part of an effort to promote sustainability in various fields
including energy, water, waste management and transportation. This webinar
will focus on the mobility aspects in TSC. Researchers from the UC Davis' 3
Revolutions Future Mobility Program collected and analyzed survey data in
2018 and 2019 among TSC residents and workers, to explore their travel
habits, preferences, and motivations behind their travel choices including
the adoption of new mobility options such as carsharing and a driverless
shuttle deployed in the community and the use of active modes of
transportation. The results from the research are being used to assess
travel behavior patterns and build an inventory of GHG emissions of TSC, as
well as to inform the implementation of a new carsharing system using EVs
in the community. The research provides insights into the effectiveness of
strategies to improve transportation sustainability and the potential to
reduce car dependence and promote policies that work to increase
sustainability in this and other similar developments in Gulf Countries and
other locations around the world.

*Giovanni Circella* is the Honda Distinguished Scholar for New Mobility
Studies and the Director of the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at
the University of California, Davis. His interests include travel behavior
and emerging transportation services, sustainable transportation, travel
demand modeling, travel survey methods, and policy analysis. His recent
research has focused on the impacts of new mobility (including shared
mobility, micromobility and ridehailing) and vehicle automation on travel
behavior and auto ownership, and the evolving lifestyles and mobility
patterns of specific population segments (e.g.“millennials”) and in various
regions of the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle
East. Dr. Circella is the Chair of the TRB Committee on ICT and
Transportation (ADB20) and a member of the Executive Board of the
International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR).

*Ali Murtaza Kothawala* is an R&D Engineer in the 3 Revolutions Future
Mobility Program at the University of California, Davis. He researches how
new mobility services are shaping the transportation landscape and what
this means for public and private agencies applying skills in travel demand
modeling, choice modeling, and data science. He has worked on projects for
the City of Davis, the San Mateo Transit District, and BMW AG designing and
administering travel behavior surveys, estimating choice models, analyzing
travel behavior data, and conducting qualitative research using focus
groups and workshops. He holds an MS in Transportation Technology and
Policy from UC Davis.

*Karim El-Jisr* is the Executive Director of the SEE Institute where he
focuses on resource management, climate change, and urban development.
After 20 years in conservation management, he shifted his attention to
making cities and communities more livable and climate-ready. Based in The
Sustainable City in Dubai, Karim manages a global platform for advancing
knowledge in sustainability and the built environment, and has collaborated
with UCD on multiple projects since 2016. Karim graduated from the American
University of Beirut in agricultural engineering and environmental
sciences. He completed a course in Business Sustainability Management from
the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. A
seasoned speaker at international venues, Karim is fluent in Arabic,
English, French, and Danish.

*Suad Joseph* is a Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology, UC
Davis. Her research focuses on women, family, state, self, citizenship,
sectarianism, and cities. She founded the Middle East Research Group in
Anthropology (which became the Middle East Section of the American
Anthropological Association); Middle East/South Asia Studies Program
at UC Davis; the Association for Middle East Women's Studies
the University of California Arab Region Consortium (UCDAR); co-founded
the *Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies *and the Arab American Studies
Association. She was elected President of the Middle East Studies
Association of North America. She is General Editor of the *Encyclopedia
of Women and Islamic Cultures*
(Brill 2003-2020)and editor of * Arab Family Studies: Critical Reviews *(2018
Syracuse University Press *)* and co-editor of *Arab American Women:
Resistance and Representation (*Syracuse University Press, In Press). She
was awarded the UC Davis Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award and the
Middle East Studies Association of North America’s Jere L. Bacharach
Life-Time Service Award.

*Steve Wheeler* is a Professor of Human Ecology at UC Davis and Chair of
Community Development Graduate Group. He has written widely on urban
sustainability topics. He is the author of *The Sustainable Urban
Development Reader *(with Timothy Beatley; Third Edition 2014); *Planning
for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable, and Ecological Communities
*(Second Edition 2013); * Climate Change and Social Ecology* (2012);
and *Radical
Questions about Sustainable Cities* (forthcoming). His awards include the
2015 Academic Leadership Award from the California Climate and Agriculture
Network (CalCAN), the 2009 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in
Urban and Regional Planning, and a Switzer Fellowship for environmental
leadership. He is a former chair of the City of Berkeley’s Transportation
Commission, and a cofounder of the Bay Area’s regional transportation and
land use coalition, TransForm.
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This project was funded by a grant from the Sustainability Research and
Training Program (SRTP) of the University of California Davis Arab Region
Consortium. SRTP was funded by Diamond Developers of Dubai.
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