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East Architecture Building, Room 217
Dr. Sweta Bayhut, an Assistant Professor of CRP at Auburn University, will conduct a research seminar on "The influence of land use characteristics on household travel-related emissions".Sweta’s teaching and research interests include sustainable land use and transportation, planning for climate protection, urban environment and growth management. Prior to joining full-time at Auburn University, she was an Instructor at the University of Cincinnati and taught courses on urban spatial structure, environmental issues and policy, and urbanization issues in developing countries. Her doctoral research examined the influence of land use characteristics such as density, diversity, neighborhood design, transit accessibility, and regional location on household car travel and their impact on carbon dioxide emissions in the Greater Cincinnati region.Prior to starting work on her PhD in 2007, Sweta has 10 years of professional planning experience as an urban planner in India in consulting and applied research in the areas of planning legislation and development regulation (for Gujarat state and Delhi), urban revitalization (for inner cities of Ahmedabad and Surat), comprehensive/master plans (for cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar), regional development plan (for the Dahej-Vagra coastal region), post-earthquake reconstruction planning (for the historic city of Bhuj), as well as various policy matters. While in India she also managed two grants: a European Union - India Small Projects Facility grant in 2005 for applied research and capacity building that she conceptualized, wrote, managed, and coordinated with local, state government, and British institutional partners, and theProVention Applied Research Grant for Young Professionals in 2005 for case studies on integrating disaster mitigation in urban planning practice in Indian cities.