Lecture Recap and Video: Arlie Adkins on 'The Criticality of Context: Centering the Sociocultural in Planning and Urban Design Practice'
Associate Professor, University of Arizona
About Arlie Adkins
Associate Professor Arlie Adkins chairs CAPLA’s Urban Planning graduate program and holds an appointment in the Health Promotion Sciences Department within the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at UArizona. His research focuses on understanding the interconnectedness of transportation equity, affordable housing, and various health and safety disparities related to urban transportation systems. In particular, his research addresses transportation system health and safety disparities; applicability of standard measures of walkability in different socioeconomic and sociocultural contexts; and the role of affordable housing in providing access to neighborhoods that support access to opportunities and physical activity
Adkins was co-PI of the CDC-funded Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN+) collaborating center at UA and his research has been funded by the Federal Highway Administration, National Institute for Transportation and Communities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
He has a PhD from Portland State University and a master’s degree in city planning from UC Berkeley. Dr. Adkins previously worked in the planning department at TriMet (the transit agency for the Portland, Oregon region) and for Flexcar, a pioneer of carsharing in North America.