Event Host: College of Arts and Sciences
Short Description: The world's population is expected to reach 10 billion by the end of the 21st century. Harvey J. Miller describes the concept of sustainable transportation and how new, data-driven science allows scholars and practitioners to address crucial mobility issues.
Modern humans enjoy mobility levels that are unprecedented in history. While this has benefits, it also has enormous social, health and environmental costs. Harvey J. Miller discusses how resolving these costs is crucial if civilization is to survive the 21st century — a world that will see 10 billion people, most of whom will crowd into cities.
Harvey J. Miller is the Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science, Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) and Professor of Geography at The Ohio State University. His interests include geographic information science, transportation and mobility data analytics.
Science Sundays is a free public lecture series offered and supported by The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences and its sponsoring science centers. Speakers are leading experts in their fields dedicated to making their work interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Science Sundays brings leading-edge work directly to the public with lectures covering diverse topics in science, arts and technology that touch our everyday lives.
Each lecture is from 3-4 p.m. at the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre, followed by a free, informal reception from 4-5 p.m. at the Ohio Staters Traditions Room in the Ohio Union.