Coffee & Conversation: A Safe Systems Exploration of Transportation 

A dialogue series featuring experts in public health, transportation safety and engineering

There Will Be Lawyers: Legal and Political Considerations for Safe Systems — Alan Dellapenna, Branch Head, Injury and Violence Prevention, NC DHHS

February 20, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
UNC Chapel Hill, Chapin Reading Room, 211 New East

 

Register here for the February 20 event

Who: Students, faculty and researchers alike

When: Most discussions will be held 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Upcoming events on Feb. 20, Mar. 6, Mar. 20, Apr. 3, Apr. 17, May 8, May 22 and June 5 (see below for topic schedule).

Where: UNC Chapel Hill, Chapin Reading Room, 211 New East

Hashtag: #CoffeeNConvo

 

Discussion topics*:

January 23 It’s Time for a Fresh Approach: Intro to Systems Thinking and Engineering (View presentation and proceedings) Richard Burgess, Research Associate, Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism, Texas Tech
February 6 Transportation Funding and Finance 101: Why Funding is Policy (View presentation and proceedings) Nick Norboge, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
February 20 There Will Be Lawyers: Legal and Political Considerations for Safe Systems Alan Dellapenna, Branch Head, Injury and Violence Prevention, NC DHHS
March 6 From the Ground Up: Safe Systems from a City Planning Perspective Noreen McDonald, Department Chair, City and Regional Planning, UNC-CH, Associate Director, CSCRS

*March 20
(Note: this session will begin at 9:30 a.m.)

Connecting the Dots: Building Safe Transportation Network Systems Lucinda Austin, Assistant Professor, School of Media and Journalism, UNC-CH
April 3 It’s About More Than Saving Lives: Why Building a Safe Roadway System Advances Public Health Steve Marshall, Director, Injury Prevention Research Center, UNC-CH, Associate Director, CSCRS
April 17 The NC Highway Patrol: A Systems Approach for Data Informed Enforcement Planning Greg Ferrara, NC State ITRE; Capt. Terry Robinson & Capt. Karen Ward, NC State Highway Patrol
May 8 Learning from Each Other: Bringing Voices Together to Explore Safe Systems  Shakiyla Smith, CDC
May 22 Sharing the Road with Robots: Considerations For Incorporating Automated Vehicle Technology into a Safe Roadway System   Michael Clamann, Duke, Humans and Autonomy Lab, Pratt School of Engineering; Associate Director, CSCRS
June 5 The Art of the Safer Car: Marrying Smart Vehicle Design with Safe Roadway Systems  TBD

 

* Tentative schedule, subject to change.