| 2014 Indiana MPO Conference
October 14 - 16
host of Tuesday Reception
our lunch hosts
Several conference sponsorship
opportunities are no longer available
For more information contact the
conference coordinator Joyce Lucke
at (812) 376-7468
thanks to our local
City of Columbus
Columbus Parks & Recreation
Columbus Area Visitors Center
Active by Design
The 2014 Indiana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Conference is being held in Columbus, Indiana, October 14th to 16th. Conference main events will take place at The Commons located at 3rd & Washington Streets.
Tuesday afternoon break out sessions and Thursday morning sessions will take place in
downtown locations of historical and architectural importance.
The primary focus of this year’s conference will be on providing quality, active mode transportation options that the public is embracing. We will examine and explore what data, modeling, polices, education, or design standards matter for the future.
Thank you to everyone who attended
Alternative Histories, Alternative Futures
Peter D. Norton
University of Virginia
author of Fighting Traffic
How can we find new possibilities in planning? The assumptions that constrain our choices are the products of history. History, by disclosing the origins of these assumptions, can help us recover lost alternatives.
Peter Norton is a historian interested in technology, engineers and society. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Delaware; his Ph.D. is from the University of Virginia. He is an assistant professor in STS, where he has taught since 1998. In 2005 Norton was awarded the Trigon Engineering Society's Hutchinson Award "for dedication and excellence in teaching," awarded annually to one SEAS professor. Also in 2005 he was voted "most engaging lecturer" in SEAS by the Engineering Student Council. His book Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City, offers a new look at both the origins of the automotive city in America and how social groups shape technological change.
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Clarian Hotel 2480 Jonathon Moore Pike (812) 372-1541
$83/night for no-smoking king or 2 queen beds -- ask for the MPO conference block
located 2 miles from The Commons
Hotel Indigo 400 Brown Street (812) 375-9100
$119/night -- ask for the MPO annual convention block SOLD OUT
located 2 blocks from The Commons