Center for the New West

El Pomar Leadership Forums on
Growth Management and Mobility in the New Economy

Sprawl and Congestion:
Are Light Rail, High Density Living and
“Transit-Oriented Development” the Answer?

Colorado Springs, June 16-17, 1999

AGENDA

Original announcement for this Forum.

Download the paper prepared
by Emory Bundy for this conference (Word Version 8).

Day # 1: Wednesday, June 16, 1999

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. RECEPTION AND CONVENING

Phil Burgess, President & Senior Fellow, Center for the New West.

7:00 - 8:15 p.m. DINNER

8:15 - 9:00 p.m. DINNER ADDRESS AND DISCUSSION

Prof. James Dunn, Rutgers University -- Camden, author of Driving Forces: The Automobile, Its Enemies, and the Politics of Mobility (Brookings Institution Press, 1998).

Day # 2: Thursday, June 17, 1999

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST

Welcome and Orientation

John Niles, Forum Moderator, Senior Fellow - Telecommunications and Land Use, Center for the New West, and President, Global Telematics, Seattle.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO TOD AND RETAIL DYNAMICS

Dick Nelson, Senior Fellow - Urban Growth and Transportation, Center for the New West, and President, Integrated Transport Research, Seattle. Former Washington state legislator with data on the highly-dispersed, non-work trip generators in the New Economy.

9:00 - 11:15 a.m. PART TWO: ON THE GROUND EXPERIENCE

Prof. Ken Dueker, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, reporting the inside story on Portland, Oregon’s MAX light rail system and the TOD planning there.

• Emory Bundy, Executive Director, Bullitt Foundation, Seattle, Washington and environmental and transportation policy observer, with comments on TOD in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Boston.Download Bundy's paper.

Prof. Susan Handy, Community and Regional Planning Program, University of Texas at Austin, with data from San Francisco, Austin, and elsewhere on transportation systems, travel behavior, and patterns of land use.

Prof. Thomas A. Clark, Chair of the Department of Planning and Design in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado at Denver, describing the land use and transportation vision in the Denver region's plan for metropolitan development through the year 2020.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. LUNCH

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. PART THREE: ASSESSING THE PROSPECTS FOR TOD

• Bob Dunphy, Senior Resident Fellow, Transportation, Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC, where he directs research in relationships between transportation, land development, and infrastructure.

Prof. David Hartgen, Coordinator of the Center for Interdisciplinary Transportation Studies, University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Author of a new paper "Beltways: Boon, Bane, or Blip" that illuminates the issues in understanding how transportation infrastructure affects growth and development.

1:15 - 3:00 p.m. PART FOUR: REACTIONS AND OPEN DISCUSSION

• Rick O'Donnell, Director, Governor's Office of Policy and Initiatives, State of Colorado.

David Beckhouse, Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.

Clarence "Cal" Marsella, General Manager, Regional Transportation District, Denver.

Steve Mueller, Senior Policy Analyst, Independence Institute, Golden, Colorado.

Tom Clark, President, Jefferson Economic Council, Golden, Colorado.

3:00 p.m. ADJOURN