Managing director for policy and founder
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A pioneer of sustainable transportation, he founded the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in 1985, serving as President for 20 years and now as Managing Director for Policy. He was elected Chairman of the SLoCaT Foundation in 2014, which supports the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport, which he helped establish in 2009. With SLoCaT, he helped secure a $175 billion 10-year commitment for more sustainable transport from the 8 largest multilateral development banks in 2012. As co-founder of the Bikes Not Bombs campaign, he helped send 10,000 bikes to Nicaragua between 1984-91, launching a new model for recycling bicycles. As transportation director for the Environmental Defense Fund from 1991-2009, he helped write and enforce US federal laws and regulations for transportation and the environment. As a Montgomery County, Maryland, planner from 1982-91, he advanced new smart growth integrated transport-land use planning approaches. He has served as an advisor to many development banks, UN agencies, national and city governments, and the Climate Bonds Initiative. He has wide experience in Asia and the Americas. Trained as civil engineer and sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, he is an Emeritus member of the Transportation Research Board.
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