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Old Posted Jan 29, 2009, 6:26 PM
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Originally Posted by stevena07 View Post
U of U College of Architecture + Planning Moves into Overdrive

National Transportation Expert Expands Faculty and Focus at Critical Time in Growth of Urban West

Jan 29, 2008 – With the addition of Reid Ewing to its faculty, the University of Utah's College of Architecture + Planning is taking aim at the top 20 city and metropolitan planning programs in the United States.

Dr. Ewing's expertise in transportation and environmental issues adds an important dimension to the city and metropolitan planning program at the U, as the Wasatch Front is expected to double in size by 2050, according to Chris Nelson, an expert in metropolitan growth who also joined the Utah faculty last summer.

"By virtue of our faculty, our program has the potential to become a national leader in sustainable development," Ewing notes. "I see particular opportunities in planning for climate change and energy security." Ewing is co-author of Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change, written in collaboration with Keith Bartholomew, assistant professor at the U who researches the effects of transportation on the environment.

Most recently a research professor at the National Center for Smart Growth, Ewing hopes to establish a center for transportation research while at the university. "Being able to study transportation development in the West will be a critical component of the work that I do," says Ewing. "Being in Salt Lake City offers a first-hand opportunity to see the growth happen and to play a role in helping others plan."

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