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Join AIACV and USGBC for this presentation on sustainable transportation.

The world is headed toward two billion vehicles. Is this sustainable?  Not without transforming vehicles, fuels, and transportation generallynot only in the U.S., but virtually everywhere.  Professor Sperling will document how we pioneered car-centric cities and lifestyles, founded on abundant petroleum.  He will explore opportunities for more sustainable transportation, focusing on the role of innovation and policy in bringing about low carbon fuels, electric-drive vehicles, socially-responsible behavior, enhanced mobility services, and low-carbon cities.

Presenter: Daniel Sperling

Daniel Sperling is Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and founding chair of the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and Economy at the University of California, Davis.  He also holds the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board, where he plays a prominent role in designing and adopting climate policies for vehicles, fuels, and urban travel.  He received a 2010 Heinz Awardfor his "achievements in the research of alternative transportation fuels and his responsibility for the adoption of cleaner transportation policies in California and across the United States."

In the past four years, he has been a keynote speaker at 60 universities and conferences, featured on the Jon Stewart Daily Show, NPR's Science Friday, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air, and published op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times.  He is author or editor of 200+ papers and reports and 12 books (including  Two Billion Cars, Oxford University Press), has served on 13 National Academies committees, was selected as a National Associate of the National Academies, recently chaired the Future of Mobility committee of the (Davos) World Economic Forum, testified 7 times to the US Congress on alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology, and was a lead author on the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore.

Professor Sperling earned his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (with minors in Economics and Energy & Resources) and his B.S. in Environmental Engineering and Urban Planning from Cornell University. Professor Sperling worked two years as an environmental planner for the US Environmental Protection Agency and two years as an urban planner in the Peace Corps in Honduras.



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UC Davis
Davis, CA 95616
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