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Highspeed Rail in Europe: Lessons Learned

A Regional Urban Design Program

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Noon-1pm
Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

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At a time when the new administration is promising huge investments in infrastructure, tech companies are constantly evolving the mobility scenario and California moves ahead with its contested $64 billion plan for highspeed rail (HSR), what are the lessons we can learn from the European experience? The session will explore the aspects of successful multimodal transit stations and describe the role this infrastructure can play in American cities.

About the Presenter:

Luca Giaramidaro, Perkins+Will, is an design professional, urban designer and planner who leads the design, planning, and programmatic services for a diverse range of projects, including transit stations, airports, transportation enhancement, mixed use, infill and brownfield urban development.

Luca’s interest in transit led to the development of a research trip to study successful European transit stations with a special focus on HighSpeed Rail. Luca is currently leading the design of the station site layout, accessibility, and connectivity for the California HighSpeed Rail proposed Bakersfield F Street Station Alignment Supplemental EIR/EIS and the Master Plan for the Sacramento Valley Station, future terminus of HighSpeed Rail.

Luca works at Perkins+Will, a global architecture and design firm considered a leader in sustainability, resilience, health and wellness, and mobility. Before moving to the US, Luca obtained his doctorate degree in sustainable design from the University of Rome “La Sapienza.”

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