Transportation & Communities Summit Workshop 2019 : QPED Toolkit - Qualitative Pedestrian Environments Data for better, more equitable transportation decision-making

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Friday, September 20, 2019
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. PDT

Portland, OR, United States

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Despite recent emphasis on big data, there are many instances where transportation professionals are better served by data that captures important contextual factors. QPED, developed with funding from the CDC and NITC, gives jurisdictions, advocates, and researchers a systematic, cost-effective approach to learning about neighborhood pedestrian environments from the user perspective through systematic, structured, on-street intercept interviews. The workshop includes an overview of how QPED can inform decision-making around walkability improvements, especially in underserved areas. Participants will be trained on data collection tools, sampling strategies, and coding before having an opportunity to try QPED out on the street for themselves.

Learning Objectives
  • Articulate why an intercept interview might provide important information about pedestrian needs in historically underserved populations or areas.
  • Create a sampling plan which identify appropriate neighborhoods in which to implement intercept interviews within QPED.
  • Articulate best practices for analyzing the qualitative data collected with the QPED instrument and applying findings to transportation-decision making.
This half-day workshop is eligible for 3 hours of professional development credit for AICP. We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.


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Maia Ingram

Confirmed Speaker

Maia Ingram, MPH, is Co-Director, Arizona Prevention Research Center and Program Director of Community-based Evaluation Projects. She has over 15 years experience developing and evaluating community-based prevention and research programs using the community health worker (promotora) model. Ms. Ingram has expertise in community-based participatory research to engage communities in addressing ... Read More

Arlie Adkins

Confirmed Speaker

Arlie Adkins is an assistant professor of urban planning in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on understanding relationships between transportation, urban design, public health, and social equity. He has a Ph.D. from Portland State University and a master’s ... Read More

Nicole Iroz-Elardo

Confirmed Speaker

Nicole Iroz-Elardo is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning at University of Arizona. Cross-trained in planning and public health, her research focuses on how to plan healthier and more equitable communities. Dr. Iroz-Elardo has a PhD in Urban Studies from Portland State University. Her ... Read More

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