CTS Events
November 14, 2012

Dr. Nebiyou Tilahun, UPP, presents a seminar entitled "An agent based model of origin destination estimation (ADOBE)" Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00 pm in Rm 1127 SEO


November 7, 2012

Mr. Thomas Murtha, CMAP, will address the CTS-IGERT community at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1127 SEO.


October 24, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bo Zou, CME, on Wednesday, October 24th, Room 1127 SEO, 4:00 p.m.


CTS Happenings
September 25, 2012

Award Received by Joshua Auld, CTS-IGERT alumnus.


April 20, 2012

Congratulations to James Biagioni, CTS Fellow and CS PhD candidate, winner of the Dean's Scholar award.


January 2, 2012

James Biagioni, CTS Fellow, receives "Best Presentation Award" at SenSys2011


July 30, 2010

Dr. Ouri Wolfson, Dr. Phillip Yu, and Leon Stenneth, CS student and CTS Associate, recently had a paper accepted to the 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2010).


July 26, 2010

Stephen Vaughn, CTS Fellow, will present a seminar entitled, "Healthy City Planning: The Role of Social Identity" on Monday, July 26, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1000 SEO.

Articles sited:
Economics and Identity Authors: George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton Source: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 115, No. 3 (Aug., 2000), pp. 715-753 Published by: The MIT Press url: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2586894

Bicycling for Transportation and Health: The Role of Infrastructure Author: Jennifer Dill, Nohad A Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, Portland, OR Source: Journal of Public Health Policy, 2009, 30, S95-S110 2009 Palgrave Macmillan 0197-5897/09 www.palgrave-journals.com/jphp/

As it pertains to health and non-motorized transportation, most research focuses on the built environment in the hopes of attracting new travelers as well as improving the individual health and overall safety of its current users. It is generally accepted that network continuity of bike paths and lanes are important factors in addressing the obesity epidemic in the United States, however there are studies that show the contrary. While GPS studies assist in attempting to understand the movements of pedestrians and bicyclists, social identity may have a more profound effect upon the decision to utilize these modes. This presentation will examine the potential role of social identity in the decision to utilize non-motorized transportation as well as identify current planning technologies and policies that may benefit from the acknowledgement of this theory as a determinant of an individuals health.

Stephen Vaughn is a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. His research interests include various aspects of non-motorized transportation planning: planning for healthy cities, the application of technologies to non-motorized transportation, as well as the effects of social identity upon individual health.