The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has invited Dr. Catherine Ross, Harry West Professor and Deputy Director of Georgia Tech’s National Center for Transportation Productivity and Management, to serve as a plenary speaker and panel member at the 2012 International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany.
The panel session will address how an adequate governance structure can be designed to develop and manage a seamless transport project across metropolitan areas or between border cities.
More than 350 policy makers, government officials are expected to be in attendance. Joining ministers of transport, secretary generals and mayors from around the globe, Ross will bring her perspective and thought leadership on connecting cities and regions through research-based transportation decisions.
Ross has worked with government, corporate and nonprofit organizations on research projects in transportation and infrastructure, as well as regional science (megaregions). She is the author of Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness (Ed), Island Press, 2009, and serves as principal investigator on a number of research efforts funded by the United States Department of Transportation to assess the impact of megaregions on both the methodological and operations of current transportation planning practice and administration. Ross consulted with the Obama administration on the first ever White House Office of Urban Affairs and is on the Board of Directors of the Auto Club Group.
The OECD is an international economic organization of 34 countries founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. It is a forum of countries committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a platform to compare policy experiences; to seek answers to common problems; to identify good practices; and to coordinate domestic and international policies of its members.
Read more about the International Transport Forum at www.internationaltransportforum.org.
Read more about Dr. Catherine Ross at www.coa.gatech.edu/people/catherine-ross.