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The Innovative Cities Lecture Series

“Resilient Transportation Connections for Improved Mobility” presentation by Dr. Tabitha “Tab” Combs, Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

AICP CM Credit #9285769

Lecture Summary:

Cities are resilient places, and this was made evident in the Covid-19 pandemic, when cities adapted to changing demands in public space and transportation. In this lecture, UNC professor Tab Combs will discuss resilience and transportation connections in the context of pandemic-related mobility responses and the practices that cities can and must continue today to improve mobility.


Tabitha “Tab” Combs is a Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in transportation planning and policy. Her expertise is in transport and land use planning, the built environment-travel behavior connection, equity impacts of new mobility innovations, and transport planning in developing contexts, with a particular focus on social and environmental impacts of transport policies. Tab’s overarching research goals are to expand our knowledge of the environmental determinants of travel behavior and vehicle use and to apply that knowledge to support efforts of decision-makers to create more sustainable, healthy, socially just communities. Prior to her work at the University of North Carolina, Tab was a Senior Lecturer in Environment, Society, and Design at Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tab earned Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Davidson College.

AICP-CM credits will be awarded.

Questions, comments?

All lectures are free and open to planners, students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University. Please contact Blythe Waldbillig, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at