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29 MAY 2024 (WED) 11:00 – 12:00 (HKT)

Social and Environmental Impacts of Carsharing: Looking Back and Looking Forward

SPEAKER Susan Shaheen, PhD

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

University of California, Berkeley DATE AND TIME 5/29 (Wednesday), 11 am -12 noon (Hong Kong Time)

5/28 (Tuesday), 8-9 pm (Pacific Time) REGISTRATION Please register by using this link:

Confirmation emails with ZOOM link will be sent to participants before the lecture. This Distinguished Transport Lecture will be held on ZOOM only. ORGANISED BY Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong ABSTRACT Carsharing, short-term access to a vehicle fleet, has been a sustainable transportation strategy employed across the globe, starting as early as the 1940s. This talk features Professor Susan Shaheen’s work on carsharing, starting with her doctoral dissertation research and numerous evaluations, spanning over two decades. The presentation explores a range of operational models, methods of calculating impacts, energy/environmental impacts, social equity, and electric vehicle deployment in carsharing fleets. The presentation includes key takeaways and policy options for maximizing the social and environmental benefits of this shared mode. SPEAKER’S BIO Susan Shaheen is a pioneer in future mobility strategies. Her research focuses on sustainable transportation, social equity, behavioral dynamics, public policy, shared mobility, electrification/alternative fuels, and advanced air mobility. She is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS)-Berkeley. She also directs the UC ITS’ Resilient and Innovative Mobility Initiative. In January 2023, she was appointed to the California Air Resources Board by Governor Gavin Newsom. In 2022, she became the Chair of the Subcommittee for Planning and Policy Review for the TRB Executive Committee. She also joined the California Transportation Foundation Board in January 2022 where she serves as Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee. She served as Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee in 2021and Vice Chair in 2020. She has a Ph.D. from UC Davis and a M.S. from the University of Rochester. She has authored 92 journal articles, over 160 reports and proceedings articles, 36 book chapters, and co-authored and -edited three books. She received the 2017 Roy W. Crum award from TRB for her distinguished achievements in transportation research. In May 2016, she was named one of the top 10 academic thought leaders in transportation by the Eno Transportation Foundation.

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