Leadership Spotlight: Jarrett Walker, Ph D.

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Leadership Spotlight: Jarrett Walker, Ph D.
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Leadership Spotlights offer our community a chance to catch up, get informed, and benefit from an exclusive Q&A session with a leader in our community. Past guests include Portland’s First Lady Nancy Hales, former mayor Sam Adams, Commissioner Dan Saltzman, Milagro Theater’s Jose Garcia, NW Health Foundation’s Nicole Maher, and more! All are welcome and encouraged to attend this no-cost event.

Jarrett Walker, PhD, is an international consultant in public transit network design and policy. He has been a full-time consultant since 1991 and has led numerous major planning projects in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. He is President at Jarrett Walker + Associates, based in Portland, Oregon, and Principal Consultant with MRCagney in Australia.

He is the author of the popular public transit blog HumanTransit.org, and the book Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives (Island Press, 2011). This book is a friendly, non-technical introduction to transit's underlying geometry, and the real value judgments that must be explored to make both transit and development policy. His background integrates and arts and humanities PhD (Stanford, 1996) with long technical experience in all aspects of transit and its role in city-building. He is a frequent keynote speaker, teacher, and facilitator of decision-making processes.
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