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October 26, 2022

Visualizing Data with Interactive Tools / Knoxville Transit Accessibility Assessment & Transit Improvement Evaluation

CM - 1.5


2:40 pm - 4:10 pm


Salon A


Aubrey Weiland

Research Associate//Knoxville-Knox County Planning

Aubrey is the Research Associate for Knoxville-Knox County Planning and has worked with the agency for 3 years. She disseminates data to a wide variety of audiences, including members of the public, planners, businesses, local government offices, and elected officials. She is also a member of Planning's Accessibility Team, which works to make all of the organization's meetings and materials available to people with disabilities or people who have limited English proficiency. Aubrey has an M.S. in Geography and a B.S. in Environmental Science, both from The University of Alabama. Her goal is to be an approachable resource to the community and to help data users do their best work by supplying the right tools for the job.

Jing Guo

PhD Student//University of Tennessee

Jing is a fourth-year Ph.D. student of Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is currently  working with Dr. Candace Brakewood as a Graduate Research Assistant. Jing’s research mainly focuses on transit equity, aiming to evaluate and improve the transit accessibility for disadvantaged people who significantly need public transportation in their daily life.


Liz Albertson

Principal Planner//Knoxville-Knox County Planning

Liz is a Principal Planner for Knoxville-Knox County Planning and has worked with the agency for 14 years. She has supported comprehensive planning projects, including the Knoxville-Knox County Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan and Advance Knox, a land use and transportation plan for Knox County. Currently, she also supervises the review of rezonings and plan amendments. Liz holds an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning and an M.S. in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is passionate about growing the community’s education and involvement in land use decision-making.