CTS fall research webinars: Recordings now available

CTS’s fall webinars highlighted a wide range of University of Minnesota research. If you were unable to join us for the live events, recordings of all four webinars are now available.

  • Reducing Climate Change Impacts in Minnesota—In this webinar, five U of M researchers discussed how their work is connected to advancing resiliency and reducing the impacts of climate change in Minnesota. Topics covered included culvert design for fish passage (Jessica Kozarek and William Herb, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory), reducing organics and salt in stormwater (Larry Baker, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering), and reusing material traditionally thought of as waste in engineered soil mixes (David Saftner, UMD Department of Civil Engineering, and Mei Cai, UMD Natural Resources Research Institute).
  • Innovative Materials and Advanced Technologies for a Sustainable Pavement Infrastructure—This webinar highlighted research investigating the potential damage-detection and self-healing capabilities of graphite nanoplatelet (GNP)-taconite-modified asphalt materials. Presenters included Jia-Liang Le and Mihai Marasteanu from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering and Larry Zanko from the UMD Natural Resources Research Institute.
  • Community-Engaged Transit Planning—This presentation showcased community engagement tools developed by the U’s Minnesota Design Center as part of a project funded by the Transitway Impacts Research Program. Researchers Tom Fisher and Ebtehal Bahnasy were joined by Lyssa Washington from the St. Paul architecture firm 4RM+ULA to review the tools and explain how they were used on the Rethinking I-94 project.
  • The Pedestrian Crossing Experience in Minnesota—This webinar featured two presentations exploring the pedestrian experience in urban and rural areas across Minnesota. In the first presentation, Minnesota Traffic Observatory director John Hourdos reviewed findings from a series of projects focused on the effectiveness of different pedestrian crossing treatments. Then, Greg Lindsey of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Michael Petesch from MnDOT discussed a project focused on pedestrian activity and safety on four Anishinaabe reservations in Minnesota.


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