Equitable Cities. Guest: Charles Brown

Feb 21, 2023  11:00 - 12:00

(GMT -4:00) Eastern Time

Event URL:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZrhfUzdmR7uObwIU_Z_hrg
Hosted by: 8 80 Cities

Charles T. Brown is the founder and CEO of Equitable Cities, a minority- and veteran-owned urban planning, public policy and research firm focused on the intersection of transportation, health and equity. He is also a senior advisor to the New Urban Mobility alliance (NUMO) and an adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.
Mr. Brown previously served as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University. He was also a 2020 Fellow within the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in Partnership with The OpEd Project.
With more than 15 years of public and private sector, military, and academic experience, he has gained international attention for helping to create safe, healthy and livable communities. His recent and notable contributions through research and practice include understanding the barriers to biking and walking for women and minorities, analyzing the impact of crime on walking frequency and propensity, centering and prioritizing equity in transportation planning and decision-making, analyzing barriers to accessing parks and open spaces, and serving as an instructor for Smart Growth America (SGA), National Transit Institute (NTI), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and CDC’s Walkability Action Institute.
He has delivered over a dozen keynote addresses and workshops on the importance of health in all policies, health equity, and transportation equity to local, national and international audiences. He serves as a member of the Global Safety Advisory Board at Lime (micromobility), member of the Board of Directors with America Walks, and member of the Franklin Township Planning Board (NJ). He is also a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Pedestrian Safety Committee, Bicycle Transportation Committee, and the Region II Healthy Equity Council. His work has been published in several int. journals

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