PPPM’s Schlossberg wins rare second Fulbright

This article was first published by AAA Communications Team on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Professor Marc Schlossberg has been awarded a rare second Fulbright Scholarship, this time to work with faculty at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, where he will collaborate with colleagues in the institute’s Department of Architecture and Town Planning.

A professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at UO, Schlossberg will use his Fulbright year to focus on sustainability and community quality of life, specifically how city design decisions influence active and sustainable modes of transportation such as walking and biking.

Along with teaching in PPPM, Schlossberg is co-director of the UO’s Sustainable Cities Initiative. He was a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom in 2009-10.

“How our cities re-­‐shape themselves into a more sustainable form is a key question that motivates my work,” Schlossberg stated in his application for his current Fulbright award. “Israel presents a very interesting laboratory within which to explore these issues.“

His primary research focus will be to use the structure of Rethinking Streets, which he coauthored in 2014, to focus on recent street transformations in various Israeli cities. He plans to work with Technion’s VizLab to develop 3D immersive streetscapes with multiple bicycle infrastructure designs to explore street transformation possibilities. His secondary research will be to engage in a mapping project with GIS as a tool both for data gathering and for community capacity building and knowledge generation.

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