Coffee & Conversation: A Safe Systems Exploration of Transportation 

This series is for students, faculty, and researchers alike to openly discuss the state of practice in developing, implementing, and diffusing Safe Systems approaches to transportation safety.

Upcoming Event: June 5, Road Safety – Not a one-way street: Exploring the complexity of pedestrian fatalities

When: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Where: 730 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #300, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 – 3rd floor

Hashtag: #CoffeeNConvo


January 23

It’s Time for a Fresh Approach: Intro to Systems Thinking and Engineering
Speaker: Richard Burgess, Research Associate, Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism, Texas Tech

February 6

Transportation Funding and Finance 101: Why Funding is Policy
Speaker: Nick Norboge, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

February 20

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

March 6

Systemic Change and Systematic Change: Using Systems Science Tools to Communicate Complex Concepts
Speaker: Steve Marshall, Director, Injury Prevention Research Center, UNC-CH, Associate Director, CSCRS 

March 20

Framing the Dialogue on Traffic Safety to Advance Safe Systems
Speaker: Lucinda Austin, Assistant Professor, School of Media and Journalism, UNC-CH

April 3

From the Ground Up: Safe Systems from a City Planning Perspective
Speaker: Noreen McDonald, Department Chair, City and Regional Planning, UNC-CH, Associate Director, CSCRS

April 17

The NC Highway Patrol: A Systems Approach for Data Informed Enforcement Planning
Speaker: Greg Ferrara, NC State ITRE & Lt. Robert Reynolds, NC State Highway Patrol

May 8

Learning with Each Other: Bringing Voices Together to Explore Safe Systems
Speaker: Jill Kuhlberg, NC State University

May 22

Sharing the Road with Robots: Considerations For Incorporating Automated Vehicle Technology into a Safe Roadway System
Speaker: Michael Clamann, Duke, Humans and Autonomy Lab, Pratt School of Engineering; Associate Director, CSCRS

June 5

Road Safety – Not a one-way street: Exploring the complexity of pedestrian fatalities
Speaker: Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Associate Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-CH