Transportation & Communities Summit 2019: It's a Two-Way Street: An Interconnected Approach to Affordable Housing and Transportation Investments

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Thursday, September 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. PDT

Portland, OR, United States

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Affordable Housing as a Travel Demand Management Strategy
Reid Ewing, University of Utah
This study is investigating the state of practice of affordable housing strategies and researching the influence and impact of affordable housing on travel demand. Researchers at the beginning constructed a matrix of 20 tools which are using or suggesting to use at 10 municipalities across the Utah state for implementation of affordable housing and then identified whether providing affordable housing for different income groups near employment centers impacts travel behavior differently.

Innovative Partnerships Towards Accessible Transportation Options
Duncan Hwang, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Tenants of a new affordable apartment building in Portland’s Jade District will have free access to Car2go. The nonprofits APANO and ROSE Community Development Corporation teamed up with the car-sharing company to offer free car-sharing trips, along with technology and multi-lingual education to help people access the service, in a location at the edge of Car2go’s current service area. This project will explore how subsidized car-sharing trips, culturally-responsive education, and travel assistance can help to provide better travel options for affordable housing residents.

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Duncan Hwang

Confirmed Speaker

Duncan Hwang grew up in a Taiwanese-American household in rural upper Michigan. He first became politicized while attending the University of Michigan where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Asian Studies. During this time he worked on numerous civic engagement and environmental campaigns. After graduating, he ... Read More

Reid Ewing

Confirmed Speaker

Reid Ewing is a Distinguished Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, and columnist for Planning magazine. His 10 books include Pedestrian and Transit Oriented Design, co-published by the Urban Land Institute and American Planning Association ... Read More

Bandana Shrestha

Confirmed Speaker

Bandana Shrestha is the Community Engagement Director for AARP Oregon. She leads the strategic engagement of members, communities, and partners in AARP's work in the state. Bandana also leads AARP Oregon’s work on livable communities, caregiving and long-term care education, and at-risk populations. Before joining AARP, Bandana served ... Read More

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