The University of Oregon Transportation and Livability Student Group brings together undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to focus on the planning and design of transportation systems as they relate to community quality of life and livability. (We have a general bias towards active and public transportation.) LiveMove’s mission statement is:
“To promote healthy, sustainable communities by integrating transportation and livability through collaboration, education, research and outreach.”
Within the group, there are opportunities to collaborate on planning and design projects, to gain leadership skills, to bring in high-profile guest speakers, and to network. In addition, generous funding is available through a grant from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) to support any University students to attend educational conferences, workshops or seminars to enhance their understanding of transportation-related issues.
The interdisciplinary nature of the group is unique at the UO, and while open to all majors, is especially well suited for Planning Public Policy & Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Environmental Studies, and related majors, both undergraduate and graduate.
Kevin Gilbride, President
California born, Oregon raised, Kevin is the resident North-westerner for LiveMove. After living in Eugene for nine years Kevin joined the Master's of Community and Regional Planning program at the University of Oregon to pursue his goal to promote and construct multi-modal infrastructure. Kevin is an avid soccer player, bike commuter, hiker, and loves quality local food.
Andrew Martin, Vice President
Andrew has a passion for sustainable transportation, especially walking, cycling, and public transportation. As Vice President, he hopes to help others see how these modes can improve our communities. Andrew is working on a Master of Community and Regional Planning degree and hopes to work as a transportation planner. In his personal life, he enjoys riding his bike in the mountains, touring local breweries, and playing board games.
Oliver Gaskell, Speaker Series Coordinator
Originally from Chester, England, Ollie came to the University of Oregon after two years living in Vancouver, Canada. He is interested in natural disasters, hazard mitigation, community resilience and sustainable transportation. You can usually find him eating cheese, riding bikes and playing ultimate Frisbee, occasionally at the same time.
Ali Doerr, Speaker Series Coordinator
Ali is a proud supporter of all things active transportation. Whether that be walking, biking, or public transit she is eager to share all of these transportation options with the rest of her community through fun and engaging events. When she’s not in school studying Planning, Public Policy and Management she can be found riding her bike around town or drinking a London fog in one of the many cafes on campus. After graduation, she hopes to join a local government agency or non-profit and continue to be an advocate for the possibility of communities that invest in better transportation for all.
Emily Hajarizadeh, Technology and Outreach Coordinator
Emily is a third-year law student, dual degree Master’s of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Oregon School. She is a graduate of Portland State University where she earned a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on Urban Planning and Sustainable Systems, and a minor in Spanish. During her legal education, Emily worked with Crag Law Center in Portland, Oregon, on environmental quality issues in the Klamath Basin. She aims to focus on a career in public service, working for social, cultural, economic, and environmental equity in the Pacific Northwest. Emily enjoys hiking the snow-capped Cascades, cultivating communal feasts from her garden, and long-distance cycling trips along the Oregon Coastal Range.