• 1 August 2019, 4:00pm to 1 August 2019, 5:30pm
City Flinders
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Come to a free public lecture by a world authority on Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Thursday 1 August at VU City Flinders Campus.

GB Arrington, who will deliver the one-hour lecture, is a Barcelona-based global innovator in integrated transport solutions. Australia’s Urban Development Institute called him “the world’s foremost authority on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy, design and implementation.”

GB will describe integrated transport planning and how it fits in Melbourne 2050. He'll present his expertise on these topics:

  • opportunities arising from the transport revolution (transportation network companies; driverless vehicles)
  • how we might need to unlearn some of what we know to harness the potential of new transport technology
  • best practice case studies and their implications.

About the presenter

GB Arrington is a Barcelona based global innovator in integrated transport solutions. GB’s focus is in strategically forging the link between transit and development to catalyse community revitalisation, resiliency and place making.

His work has taken him to Australia 20 times, across North America, to China, New Zealand, Dubai, Panama and the Caribbean. In Australia, GB has worked on integrated transport solutions in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South and Western Australia

During his career, GB has directed the preparation of more than 130 TOD plans in 25+ US states and 8 foreign countries. Time magazine highlighted his plan for transforming Tysons Corner, VA as one of “10 Ideas for Changing the World Right Now.”

GB’s career has been defined by a commitment to continuous innovation to reinvent how cities grow while enhancing their quality of life. Previously GB created and led the global TOD practice for a major A&E firm. Before becoming a consultant, he charted a new, award-winning direction for TriMet, Portland, Oregon’s transit agency.

GB created and led the Portland region’s widely acclaimed TOD program. His innovative planning and community involvement strategies changed the face of transit and land use in the Portland region and received awards from the White House and the Federal Transit Administration. GB is a Board Member and one of the founders of the Rail~Volution Conference.

Email to attend

Register by email: stephen.gray@vu.edu.au

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