Livestream seminar 3/30: Transportation effects on Air Pollution and Public Health

On Wednesday, March 30th at 4:00PM CDT, we invite you to join this RCN-related seminar on Livestream:

Speaker: Dr. Oliver Gao (Cornell University)

Hosted by Dr. Anu Ramaswami (University of Minnesota)


From Transportation Systems to Air Pollution and Public Health—Are We Doing the Right Thing, and Doing it Right?

Transportation-related air pollution, GHG emissions and energy problems are a significant issue in the U.S., China, and across the world. The World Health Organization estimates that urban air pollution causes 200,000 deaths per year worldwide and that it will be responsible for 8 million premature deaths from 2000 to 2020. Sacrificing transportation needs for environmental quality is simply infeasible since transportation provides a vital wheel for economic development. How do we meet the transportation needs in the age of development without sacrificing environment and energy sustainability?


Dr. Gao, Director of Cornell Systems Engineering, is an Associate Professor with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. His research focuses on quantitative modeling and development of engineering systems solutions for sustainable and intelligent infrastructure and lifeline systems, low carbon and low emission transportation systems, and the closely related environment (especially air quality and climate change)-energy systems. He also studies alternative transportation/energy technologies, systems innovation, and green supply chain and logistics.

The event will be livestreamed hereon the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Youtube channel.

More information can be found here.

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