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Join ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning as we present the 17th Annual Malcolm L. Comeaux Lecture! This year's featured speaker is Andrew Goetz, who currently serves as professor in the Department of Geography & the Environment and a faculty associate in the Transportation Institute and the Urban Studies Program at the University of Denver.
A leading researcher of transportation issues, Goetz is the co-author of the books Metropolitan Denver: Growth and Change in the Mile-High City (forthcoming 2018) and Denver International Airport: Lessons Learned (1997) and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics including transportation infrastructure and urban/economic growth, rail transit systems, transit-oriented development, smart growth planning, sustainability, high-speed rail, intermodal transportation, transport geography, air transportation, airport planning, and globalization. He received the 2010 Edward L. Ullman Award from the American Association of Geographers for Significant Contributions to Transportation Geography. Goetz's lecture will focus on the regional collaboration taking place in support of Denver's FasTracks rail transit program:
Metropolitan Regionalism and Collaboration in Support of Rail Transit and Transit-Oriented Development: The Denver Case
As US metropolitan areas have grown in both population and land area, they have encompassed an increasing number of municipalities and counties, thus confronting both state and local governments with concerns about regional cooperation and collaboration. At the same time, metro areas and states are grappling with a transportation funding crisis as a result of ever-increasing passenger and freight transport demands, overburdened networks of aging infrastructure, and declining revenues from federal and state gasoline taxes. This lecture will examine the processes of regional collaboration in the case of Denver’s FasTracks rail transit program, a 122-mile extension of light and commuter rail in six corridors throughout the Denver metropolitan area, and related transit-oriented development.