Join NCTSPM for this Transportation Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Venu Madhav Garikapati, Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Garikapati will be speaking on the topic of "Activity Patterns, Time Use, and Travel of Millenials: A Generation in Transition?". Millenials constitute the largest population segment in the United States. Compared to previous generations, they are found to travel less, own fewer cars, have lower drivers' licensure rates, and use alternative modes more. But to what extent will these differences persist as millenials move through various phases of the lifecycle? This talk explores this question using the repeated cross-sectional data from the American Time Use Survey. Preliminary findings suggest that time-use differences between millenials and the prior generation are likely to fade with age. Millenials may exhibit a lag in adopting the patterns of predecessor generations due to delayed lifecycle milestones (e.g., completing their education, getting jobs, moving out of their parents' homes, marrying, and having children); in the mean time, substantial sustainability benefits may accrue because of this lag.
Venu Garikapati is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, with a specializastion in Transportation Systems, from Arizona State University, and his master's degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Venu's research is focused on the development of new analytical and computational model systems for forecasting activity-travel demand under a wide variety of socio-economic, demographic, technological, multimodal, built environment, and policy scenarios. His dissertation research dealt with the development of novel operational agent-based modeling frameworks to predict activity-travel patterns of individuals, and the mix of vehicle types owned by households.