Todd Litman | An Island Press Author

Todd Litman

Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis. Mr. Litman has worked on numerous studies that evaluate transportation costs, benefits and innovations. Mr. Litman has worked as a research and planning consultant for a diverse range of clients, including government agencies, professional organizations, developers and nongovernment organizations. He has worked in more than two dozen countries, on every continent except Antarctica. He is active in several professional organizations including the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Transportation Research Board.
 
 

New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies

A SPUR and Island Press Webinar

New transportation technologies can expand our world by an order of magnitude, but the significant benefits they provide are often counterbalanced by the huge costs that they impose on individuals and communities. The rapid expansion of...

New transportation technologies can expand our world by an order of magnitude, but the significant benefits they provide are often counterbalanced by the huge costs that they impose on individuals and communities. The rapid expansion of motorization over the last century created modes — and the urban infrastructure that accommodates them — that favor speed over affordability, efficiency and personal and community well-being. As new transportation innovations become more widely available, from e-scooters to autonomous cars, how do we learn from the past to make decisions that benefit ourselves and our communities? The new book by Todd Litman, New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies, critically evaluates 12 developing transportation modes and services that are likely to significantly affect our lives, and provides practical guidance for optimizing them. As we accelerate towards a new mobility revolution, come learn how to make informed decisions about advocating and planning for these innovative ways to move.

Smart Growth Network Webinar -- New Mobilities

Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies

The Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network hosted this webinar as Todd Litman discusses 12 emerging transportation modes and services that are likely to significantly affect...

The Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network hosted this webinar as Todd Litman discusses 12 emerging transportation modes and services that are likely to significantly affect our lives as they become more commonplace.