Keynote Speaker:

Kevin Krizek, PhD. professor and director of the Environmental Design Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. He concurrently serves as the visiting professor of “Cycling in Changing Urban Regions” in the Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University in the Netherlands.  Krizek has served as Principal Investigator or co-PI for over $3 million in research grants from a variety of funding agencies. Organizations that have sponsored his research include the US Federal Highway Administration, transportation centers, health insurance companies, obesity prevention centers, international/national departments of infrastructure/transport, and municipalities. 

He actively publishes in the areas of travel behavior, neighborhood accessibility, health and planning, and sustainable development. Krizek is the author or editor of four books, over fifty peer reviewed articles, and more than fifty other scholarly reports, articles or book chapters. His work has appeared in journals spanning urban planning, transportation, engineering, environmental issues, public health, and planning theory.

Krizek chairs the scientific executive for Velo-city 2017, is appointed to the bicycle transportation committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, and is the Senior Transportation Fellow for the Environmental Center at CU. He co-heads the Active Communities / Transportation (ACT) Research Group–a network of students, researchers, and faculty analyzing the changing landscape of cities world-wide and the efficacy of sustainable transport solutions, including cycling.

Dr. Krizek's keynote speech is presented by the Interdisciplinary Transportation Group (ITG) through the grant from the National Science Foundation