Urban Sustainability (USMA) Department Interim Chair and Teaching Faculty Adonia E. Lugo, PhD, was selected to join the new Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) U.S. Advisory Group. Dr. Lugo was chosen alongside five national leaders in transportation, urban planning, just sustainability, mobility justice. these advisors will provide strategic guidance to shape the future of the US Programs and work with cities to reimagine transit service and streets for greater mobility, cleaner air, improved access to opportunity.
“I’m excited to join this U.S. advisory group for a global transportation thought leader,” said Dr. Lugo. “I see it as an opportunity to bring USMA’s work on just transition into a transportation policy conversation.”
In addition to Lugo, members of the ITDP include Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University; Tilly Chang, Executive Director, San Francisco County Transportation Authority; Benjamin de la Peña, Founder, Agile City Partners; Chrystal Kornegay, Executive Director, MassHousing, and Beth Osborne, Director, Transportation for America.
“Now is the moment for people in cities across the country to come together to create reliable transit systems, inclusive public spaces and that help us meet our urgent climate goals,” said ITDP U.S. Director Michael Kodransky, who is convening the advisors.