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This Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 3:30 p.m., the departments of Geography and Economics and the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program will sponsor two sessions, open to the community, on sustainable transportation and alternative fuels. The events will be directed by Dr. Michael Kuby, Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, where he is also Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Transportation Systems and a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability.

In the Thursday, Nov. 2, workshop, Dr. Kuby will introduce a collaborative, participatory “geodesign” approach to planning a regional network of fuel stations for alternative-fuel vehicles. Participants will use an intuitive, interactive, online mapping platform to visualize and evaluate a system of station locations.

The Friday, Nov. 3, presentation, “Sustainable Transportation for the 86%: Location Models and Survey Research for Planning Alternative-Fuel Station Infrastructure,” will review recent work on the planning of fuel-station networks designed for different vehicle types, geographic scales, driver perceptions, preferences and spatial behaviors: where do drivers refuel or recharge, and how do they evaluate the adequacy of the infrastructure when deciding whether to purchase a particular vehicle.

Both events are in Graham 106. Confirmations of attendance can be emailed to dmhaller@uncg.edu. Parking in Lot 7 (behind the Graham building) will be free after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.

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