Linking Transportation Planning with Public Health: An Ecological-Based Paradigm for Institutional Collaboration

The objective of this project is to develop an ecological-based planning paradigm to promote greater collaboration among transportation planning agencies and public health agencies. In order to achieve this broad objective, the research will focus on: (1) Identifying the barriers that exist between agencies in the transportation planning and public health communities, as well as other agencies/key players in the public and private sectors with keen interests in transportation planning and regional development. (2) Understanding the reasons behind the jurisdictional and institutional barriers. (3) Developing a comprehensive tool in line with the emerging regional ecological framework to facilitate communication and collaboration among stakeholders in the transportation planning and healthcare communities to develop a shared vision for future infrastructure development. The proposed paradigm includes a set of policy suggestions, practical procedures and technical instruments for facilitating communications between the two communities in order to develop shared visions for urban growth and the development of transportation infrastructure.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $362223.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Petty, Kenneth

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Texas, Arlington

      University Book Store, Office of Research
      Box 19145
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019-0145
    • Start Date: 20100923
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110926
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27802

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463803
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-10-C-00035
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:30PM