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jang wins ITE "Sustainable Living in the Suburbs" Student paper grand prize
Kitae Jang shaking hands with Robert Cervero (left).
April 24, 2008—Kitae Jang, a graduate student researcher at TSC, has been awarded the Grand Prize in the 2008 San Francisco Bay Area section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student paper contest, "Sustainable Living in the Suburbs."
The grand prize comes with a $1,500 scholarship, which was presented at the section meeting at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club on April 24. There, Jang and his fellow winners participated in a panel discussion on their policy recommendations for "greener" suburbs. It was moderated by Robert Cervero, Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley.
Jang is a PhD student in the transportation engineering program at UC Berkeley. His research interests are safety and operation of High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and Toll (HOT) Lanes. He received his BS in civil engineering from Hanyng University, Seoul, Korea in 2004 and MS in civil & environmental engineering from UC Berkeley.
Jang's winning paper is Suburban Living: Public Transportation for Environmentally Sustainable and Healthy Communities.