Join Anne Goodchild, University of Washington, as she presents in person at the Spring 2024 Kent Seminar Series; view via Zoom or in-person.
Lecture Title: “What do we want? Approaching Urban Freight from a Community Lens.”
Abstract: While transportation planning has practiced community-engaged planning for many years, the practice is less well-established for freight projects. Historically freight activity was associated with industrial and commercial land uses and the impacted communities largely considered to be freight-related businesses. This oversight has for many years led to conflicts within neighborhoods proximal to significant industrial facilities. Increased freight activity in residential neighborhoods due to the use of delivery services, exacerbates and expands the scale of problems created by the exclusion of neighborhood views on freight planning activities. In this talk Dr. Goodchild will detail the historic view of the “freight community” and mechanisms for freight community engagement. She will also present community perspectives from survey results in the Seattle area. This leads to recommendations as to how we can re-envision freight planning in support of more livable, engaged, communities.