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Transportation, Economic Competitiveness, and Megaregions

Dr. Catherine Ross
Director of Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development

About the Speaker

Dr. Catherine RossDr. Catherine L. Ross is one of the world’s experts on megaregionshow to bring together regions on transportation, water, energy, land, housing, and health to create great places to live that compete in a global world. She is the director of Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) and deputy director of the National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management.

Dr. Ross is vice president of Euquant, Inc., an Atlanta-based economic and planning consulting firm. In July 2009, she was selected to advise the Obama Administration on the first-ever White House Office of Urban Affairs.

She is the editor of Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness (Island Press, 2009) and the co-author of The Inner City: Urban Poverty and Economic Development in the Next Century (1997). Dr. Ross has conducted research on transportation and urban planning and how to make cities, neighborhoods and regions safer, healthier places for all to live. She has published extensively. Her recent book, Health Impact Assessment in the United States, was published in 2014 by Springer. Her research provides solutions to numerous problems, including global warming, affordable housing, congestion, job growth in a global economy, air quality and health, and the built environment.

Read more about Dr. Catherine L. Ross.

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