Fall 2016 Speaker Series: Sustaining Public Transit


Brought to you by the Georgetown University Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning

Please join us as we explore how legacy transit systems have come back into the spotlight of urban discourse. As transit-oriented urban growth models have returned to a status quo land use paradigm, urban leaders are now engaged in a new generation of experimentation to finance, operate and maintain these core systems of our urban infrastructure.

The series is hosted at the Georgetown Downtown campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Free and open to the public. RSVP is recommended.

A New Generation of Partnerships
Thursday, September 15, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How major infrastructure projects are using new financing models


Andrew Curtis Right, Executive Director, Build America Transportation Investment Center U.S. Department of Transportation

Special thanks to our collaborators: Meeting of the Minds

WMATA in the Spotlight
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Conversation about the state of the region’s Metro system


Paul J. Wiedefeld, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Special thanks to our collaborators: The Coalition for Smarter Growth

Regional Transit in Search of Regional Funding
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Rob Puentes, President and Chief Executive, Eno Transportation Institute

Special thanks to our collaborators: The Coalition for Smarter Growth

On the Edge: America's Middle Neighborhoods
Monday, November 14, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Paul Brophy, Principal, Brophy & Reilly and faculty member, Urban & Regional Planning Program, Georgetown University
Joseph B. McNeely, Community Development Consultant Ira Goldstein, Reinvestment Fund

Book-Signing Note: Paul and other contributors will be signing copies of the recently released book: On the Edge: America’s Middle Neighborhoods, published by the American Assembly, Columbia University

Old Systems Creating New Value: Assessing the Georgetown Gondola Proposal
Thursday, December 1, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Exploring urban ropeway systems in the U.S. and around the world

  • 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm: Forum at Georgetown Downtown Campus (640 Massachusetts Avenue, RSVP here)
  • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm: Public Symposium at the National Building Museum (Purchase tickets here)

Otto Condon, ZGF Architects
Brett Dodson, Tram and Operations Manager, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon
Richard Eisenhauer, Portland Bureau of Transportation 
Rafael Nanclares, Former Secretary for Transport and Traffic in Medellin, Colombia

Roger Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland

Special thanks to our collaborators: Georgetown Business Improvement District and the National Building Museum. This event will be located at the National Building Museum.

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