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Virginia Tech assistant professor Lisa Schweitzer appointed to national transportation research organization
Lisa Schweitzer, assistant professor of urban affairs and planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, recently returned from the Roads and the Environment seminar, hosted by the International Road Federation in Geneva, Switzerland. Schweitzer served as a panelist at this meeting, which brought together specialists in sustainable development, urban planning, environment, road construction, infrastructure planning, science, and government to debate the influence of roads on the environment and to examine how to reduce harmful impacts. Policy makers and practitioners discussed and debated the transport sector, acknowledging the social role and environmental consequences of transport. Schweitzer's lecture involved the urban transportation scenario, scarce road space, and issues facing mega cities.