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Afternoons with OLLI Fall Package (3 events)
This package includes the three Fall 2020 events. ------------------------------------------------------- * From Mobility to Accessibility: Transforming Urban Transportation and Land-Use Planning Tuesday, September 22 3:30-5:00pm online From Mobility to Accessibility flips the tables on the standard models for evaluating regional transportation performance, arguing for an “accessibility shift” whereby transportation planning, and the transportation dimensions of land-use planning, would be based on people’s ability to reach destinations, rather than on their ability to travel fast. Existing models for planning and evaluating transportation, which have taken vehicle speeds as the most important measure, would make sense if movement were the purpose of transportation. But it is the ability to reach destinations, not movement per se, that people seek from their transportation systems. While the concept of accessibility has been around for the better part of a century, From Mobility to Accessibility shows that the accessibility shift is compelled by the fundamental purpose of transportation. The book argues that the shift would be transformative to the practice of both transportation and land-use planning but is impeded by many conceptual obstacles regarding the nature of accessibility and its potential for guiding development of the built environment. Jonathan Levine is a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He teaches in the areas of transportation, land use, economics of planning, and research design. His research centers on the potential and rationales for policy reform in transportation and land use. His most recent book is From Mobility to Accessibility: Transforming Urban Transportation and Land-Use Planning (Cornell University Press, 2019). He is also the author of Zoned Out: Regulation, Markets, and Choices in Transportation and Metropolitan Land Use (Resources for the Future, 2006), which argued for transportation and land-use policy reform on the basis of expansion of households’ effective range of choices rather than proven modification of travel behavior. ------------------------------------------------------- * The 2020 General Election - Casting and Counting Ballots in Washtenaw County and Beyond Wednesday, October 21 3:30-5:00pm online The 2020 election cycle has proven to be both dynamic and historic. This lecture will review Michigan’s expanded voting rights and describe how election administrators and poll workers are addressing both new and old challenges, including: • Increasing requests for Absent Voter Ballots (“Voting by Mail”) • Health & Safety in Polling Locations and Absent Voter Count Boards • Election Inspector Recruitment & Training • Election Security • Voter Outreach Ed Golembiewski has served as the Washtenaw County Chief Deputy Clerk/Register & Director of Elections since 2011. In this role he oversees the Clerk/Register’s office general operations and directs county election administration and Michigan Campaign Finance Act reporting compliance processes. This work includes ballot programming, election inspector & campaign finance training, receipt of candidate filings, facilitating the canvass of election returns, and coordinating administration responsibilities with the County’s 28 City, Township & Village Clerks. The Clerk/Register’s office also serves as a repository for vital and land records, processes Concealed Pistol License applications, business name registrations, and operates the Washtenaw County ID Card and veteran’s ID card programs. Ed has served on several committees administered by the Michigan Bureau of Elections, most recently the Risk-Limiting Audit Working Group. Prior to his work at Washtenaw County, Ed served as Deputy City Clerk in the City of Ypsilanti for four years, where he was responsible for election administration. Ed earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2005. Originally from Brighton, Michigan, Ed has proudly called Washtenaw County home for 19 years. He currently resides in Ann Arbor with his wife, Amelia, and two young children, Henry (6) and June (3), whom he adores. ------------------------------------------------------- * Love Starts Here: The Humane Society of Huron Valley and its role in the community Wednesday, November 18 3:30-5:00pm online For more than 120 years, the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) has been serving the community, saving animals and helping people. HSHV is still the only animal shelter in Washtenaw County, taking in all types of unwanted, injured, lost, stray, abandoned, and abused animals. Today, they help over 14,000 animals and their people every year. HSHV is governed by a board of directors and is supported by generous individual and corporate donors. The presentation will explore how the HSHV engages within our community, and share their vital work in areas of Adoption, Cruelty & Rescue, and Humane Education. We’ll learn how the Humane Society has gone virtual during COVID-19, and will be introduced to some of their adoptable animals. Jessie Hitt is the Humane Education Manager at HSHV. She has a master’s degree in Humane Education from Valparaiso University and has worked at HSHV for the past seven years. Check out the many resources on their website at www.hshv.org.
Event Type : Afternoons with OLLI      
Date(s) : 09/22/2020 - 11/18/2020
Day of Week : Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Time : 3:30-5:00pm
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN