HUD’s Harriet Tregoning to present lecture on transportation in the new economy

Harriet Tregoning, director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Economic Resilience, will present the 2014 Alan M. Voorhees Distinguished Lecture, “Transportation in the New Economy,” on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The event is presented by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Ms. Tregoning’s lecture will focus on the changing demographic makeup of metropolitan regions and the nexus between transportation, land use, economic competitiveness & diversity.

Ms. Tregoning is the director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Economic Resilience and has extensive experience on the local, state and national levels helping communities and regions build diverse, prosperous, and resilient economies. As the recent director of the District of Columbia’s Office of Planning, Tregoning worked to make DC a walkable, bikeable, livable, globally competitive and sustainable city. She was previously the co-founder of the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, and also served as both Maryland’s Secretary of Planning and then as the nation’s first state-level Cabinet Secretary for Smart Growth. Prior to her tenure in Maryland state government, Tregoning was the director of Development, Community and Environment at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Tregoning’s academic training is in engineering and public policy. She was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 2003-2004.

A reception will follow the lecture. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 3 to Stephanie Kose by phone at 848-932-2832 or by e-mail to kose@ejb.rutgers.edu. For more information and directions visit vtc.rutgers.edu.