TRB Webinar: People Movers and Shakers - Quality of Life in Airport Communities

February 08, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Airports make every effort to minimize negative impacts and maximize benefits to their surrounding communities. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will help airport management make the most of their impact on the communityAirports conduct economic impact analyses, employment studies, and environmental studies. However, airports can gain a more complete understanding of the variables affecting their surrounding communities by measuring quality of life (QOL). Community QOL is a multi-dimensional concept that refers to a community’s perceived and actual well-being and position in life. It also reflects a broad range of indicators. Presenters will discuss a tool that airports can use to assess community QOL. They will describe how it can help airports engage their communities, and inform airport decision-making to prioritize areas that the airport can influence and those that offer the greatest potential to improve.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 221: Measuring Quality of Life in Communities Surrounding Airports.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. Overview of quality of life: Katherine Preston, HMMH
  2. QOL assessment methodology, indicators, and how to use it: Katherine Preston, HMMH
  3. Benefits of conducting a QOL assessment: Julie Blue, Eastern Research Group
  4. Case example from airport perspective: Akiya Simms, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by James Crites, James Crites LLC

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Describe and measure QOL
  2. Discuss the benefits for an airport of measuring QOL

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.