Expanding Internship and Partnership Opportunities while Growing Beautiful Communities ~ learn more on how transportation policy can create "people-oriented development" with access to affordable living near quality jobs, food, schools and health services. 
Do you love policy as much as I do?  
If so please join the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies this Friday, February 10th in hosting former graduate student, Lauren Michele, as part of the Winter Seminar Series! More details here.    

Time: February 10, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 1065 Kemper Hall, UC Davis
Speaker:  Ms. Lauren Michele, Principal/Founder of Policy in Motion
Title: Policy in Motion: Transportation Planning in California after AB 32

Follow these steps to view seminar remotely live:
  • On Friday at 1:30 p.m., log into this web site
  • The login window will appear. Select Enter as a Guest.
  • Enter your name and Enter Room.
  • Wait a few moments to be accepted into the meeting room. Your name will appear as a guest as long as you are logged into the seminar.
Expanding the Mentorship Love - Seeking Spring Resumes for Graduate Student Interns
Policy in Motion has expanded its Career Development Mentorship Program (Interns in Motion) in 2012 to include motivated high school students from downtown Sacramento to work together with University student interns.  Jeremy Gray is a senior at the Met Sacramento High School and is currently starting a youth-run bicycle collective at his school while applying his filmmaking skills and interests in sustainable communities toward creating a Policy in Motion Documentary depicting "people-oriented development" to be released August 10, 2012. Evelyn Garcia is a senior at UC Davis majoring in Community and Regional Development and minoring in Education.  Through Policy in Motion she hopes to gain proper guidance and skills in order to develop her interests within community development and urban planning. Former intern Amanda Bradshaw is currently completing her M.S. research in Brazil comparing California and São Paulo environmental policy frameworks, while former intern Mindy Bacharach is now a Transportation Planner at Caltrans Headquarters in Sacramento. Both Amanda and Mindy have expressed the value they received from Policy in Motion's Mentorship Program. Spring resumes now being accepted for graduate level students interested in active transportation and healthy communities! Contact for interest in joining the current high school and undergraduate Interns in Motion   

Check out more videos of what the Interns in Motion are up to at Policy in Motion Pics!

~  Lauren Michele  ~ 

Woman Business Owner & Author
530.848.4342 │
Growing Beautiful Communities at 

Since the launch of my book in August 2011, I have shared my technical research and "POD" vision with over 350 University students, emerging professionals, and leading experts -- as well as over two dozen policy makers from the California Governor's Office and State Legislature -- all interested in more integrated sustainability planning at the local, regional and state levels of government.  Additionally, the book has been made available in the libraries of the State of California's Department of Transportation, Energy Commission, and Air Resources Board for employees.  

Policy in Motion is now certified as an Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise in the states of California and Nevada, and is seeking new partnership and creative opportunities with other private and public organizations across the Western United States and in Washington D.C.   

"People-oriented development is a concept that goes beyond traditional planning concepts of promoting high density development near transit stations; rather, POD focuses on what makes people happy and how to offer existing neighborhoods job growth, community schools, places of gathering, quality travel, resource management, and housing diversity.  In a state that drives 800 million miles a day and spends ten percent of household income on cars, planning for PODs today will blossom beautiful communities tomorrow"  
-- Policy in Motion: Transportation Planning in California after AB 32

Download a free book sample of Policy in Motion's highlights and have a beautiful holiday season! And don't forget to check out the Policy in Motion Blog for the latest on all the planning acronyms to keep up with everything from performance based planning in MAP-21, LEED-ND, STARS; to webinars / events with APA, ULI, ASLA, SGC; for the scoop on regional/statewide planning under SB 375, SCS, RTP, CIB, HSR; and all the research / grant resource opportunities in between!  

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