Jeffrey Tumlin

Speech Topics:
Sustainable Transportation Planning
Smarter Approaches to Parking
Freeway Removal
Transportation and Public Health
Planning for Urban Infill and New Towns
Transit-Oriented Development
Regional Transit Planning
Measuring Success: How to measure how well your transportation network supports economic development, quality of life, ecological sustainability, social equity and other goals

Jeffrey Tumlin is single handedly changing the way America thinks about transportation. Instead of measuring success by how many freeways a city has, Tumlin is showing that transportation choices (including design for bikes and pedestrians) can improve public health, happiness and social vitality—and save city budgets. He is the author of Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities (Wiley, February 2012).

Tumlin is an owner and sustainability practice leader of Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility. Over the past 19 years, he has led station area, downtown, citywide, and campus plans, in 20 U.S. states and five other countries. His major development projects have succeeded in reducing their traffic and CO2 emissions by as much as 40 percent, and accommodated many millions of square feet of growth with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic.  These projects have won awards from the General Services Administration, the American Planning Association, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the Urban Land Institute.

In almost all of his projects, Tumlin uses direct community involvement to ensure long-term success and feasibility. An energetic and knowledgeable speaker, Tumlin has worked with cities from Vancouver to Washington, D.C. and presented at dozens of conferences including Rail∼Volution, New Orleans Freeway Removal Conference, Asian Cities Conference, APA Planners Training Service, Urban Land Institute, New Partners for Smart Growth, the U.S. Mayors Institute, and the Governors Institute.

Travels from San Francisco.

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