NITC Executive Committee member Marc Schlossberg wins second Fulbright Scholarship

Marc Schlossberg, a NITC researcher from the University of Oregon and member of NITC's Executive Committee, has received the rare distinction of being awarded a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Schlossberg was a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom in 2009-10, where he taught and conducted research around issues of sustainable transportation and community change at the University of Sheffield.

He will spend his next Fulbright year in Israel, working with faculty at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

His primary focus will be on community and street transformations to support active travel, building on the foundation of Rethinking Streets, a book he coauthored in 2014.

Schlossbreg's research is largely motivated by the need for a more sustainable urban form. He seeks to gain a better understanding of how cities transform into more sustainable environments, including ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles, improve public health and reduce obesity rates, mitigate sprawl, and make walking and biking more feasible options through improved street design.

He plans to visit several cities in Israel to examine street retrofits and sustainable transportation projects, establishing a dialogue with community organizations and local government officials.

Schlossberg is a professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at UO, and co-director of the UO’s Sustainable Cities Initiative.

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