AsymCAR 7


I am pleased to report that the podcast AsymCAR # 7 is now out, wherein I talk over Skype with by Horace Dediu and Jim Zellmer about lots of things for about an hour from peak (and declining) travel, the nature of cities, through to tech deployment, power trains, and electrification.


The TransportationistDavid Levinson (@trnsprttnst) joins us to discuss the technical, human, environmental and economic factors driving change to the auto-ecosystem.

David helps us smartly survey the landscape via:

1. Human behavior
2. Technology lifecycles
3. Urban transportation evolution
4. Network capitalization
5. Congestion

30mb mp3 about 61 minutes.

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From The Rise & Fall of Infrastructures by Arnulf Grübler:

Faculty Position in Transportation Engineering

Reposted from here.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of transportation engineering. We are particularly interested in applicants with strong core fundamentals that allow them to easily move across disciplinary boundaries and become involved in department, university, and national interdisciplinary research opportunities. The position is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered.

We are seeking individuals with strong academic background and research potential in one or more of the following areas: traffic flow theory; traffic control and operations; transit operations and planning; transportation safety and security; modeling and simulation of transportation systems; intelligent transportation systems. Other areas of transportation engineering also will be considered.

Candidates will be expected to initiate and maintain a strong externally-funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include existing undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as the opportunity to develop new courses in specialty areas. An earned doctorate is required at the time of the appointment.

Applications must be completed online at for a tenure-track position or for a tenured position. Include a letter of intent, a CV with a list of publications, complete contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching and research interests. The review of applications will begin December 15, 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Expected appointment is Fall 2014.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota is affiliated with the Center for Transportation Studies and the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, and its faculty are involved with several major research centers, including the Minnesota Traffic Observatory and the Multi-Axial SubassemblageTesting Laboratory. Civil Engineering is one of twelve departments within the College of Science & Engineering, which offers outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research due to the unique combination of mathematics, science, and engineering in one college. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please note, the previous ad for another pair of positions is still open:

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota seeks applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of (1) physical-chemical processes related to environmental systems and (2) energy-environment implications of transportation.