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University City District prides itself on being a data-driven organization, and we seek a candidate to lead our data-informed analysis of the opportunities and challenges in our environment, exploring the many dimensions of the neighborhood that UCD serves, guiding the efforts of the organization, and informing the forward-looking decisions of our staff and our stakeholders.
University City District’s Manager, Transportation and Economic Research is responsible for research and analysis across a wide range of areas impacting everyone who lives, works, or spends time in University City. Given University City’s population and workforce growth, a common theme in planning for the future will be the need to grapple with issues at the intersection of traffic, transportation, and the pedestrian and cyclist experience. Thus, the successful candidate will guide the work of UCD’s Transportation Management Association (TMA), playing a leadership role in partnership with anchor institutions, city officials, public transit agencies, developers, and residents to analyze, address, and coordinate planning for a broad range of mobility issues, including: bike and pedestrian safety; traffic congestion; transit routing; transportation infrastructure improvements; and promoting and incentivizing the use of public transportation options.
More broadly, the Manager, Transportation and Economic Research will:
Top candidates will possess:
University City District (UCD) is a non-profit, special services district that leverages a unique partnership of universities, health systems, large and small businesses, and community groups to invest in public spaces, address public maintenance and public safety issues, bring life to commercial corridors, promote job growth and innovation, and connect low income residents to career opportunities. In short, we work to change places and change lives.
This is a time of unprecedented growth in University City, fueled by $3 billion in recent real estate investment, $1.8 billion in annual R&D expenditures, and a concentration of good jobs competitive with any innovation district around the country. Growth brings new opportunities and new challenges, including those related to traffic and transportation, public safety, jobs and employment, and commercial and residential real estate market dynamics.
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