Community Builder: Integrating Community Visioning, Modeling, and Planning

This proposal seeks to link much more closely the currently rather disconnected exercised of community visioning, modeling and planning for land use and transportation. We propose to build on two existing platforms: I-PLACE3S, which has come into wide use for community visioning efforts in California and elsewhere, and UrbanSim, a modeling system that is being widely adopted by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and other users to model alternative policy scenarios of land use and transportation. The passage of SB375 in California has pressed MPOs to use advanced models and information technology to assess the use of land use policies and tools to help achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets. Our proposed research would assist in providing useful tools to address the complex challenges of coordinating metropolitan transportation planning with local land use planning, and involving community stakeholders in a meaningful process to create visions for their communities, and to find the combinations of policies that will help them achieve those visions. The results will include Open Source software platform that can be used by planning organizations and other stakeholders, and a web site for access to the software, documentation, and related research.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Land use, transportation, modeling, visioning, I-PLACE3S


  • English


  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95843

    Department of Transportation

    Research and Special Programs Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Transportation Center
    2614 Dwight Way, 2nd Floor
    Berkely, CA  USA  94720-1782

    University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)

    University of California, Berkeley
    2614 Dwight Way, 2nd Floor
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720-1782
  • Principal Investigators:

    Waddell, Paul

  • Start Date: 20100801
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28004

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463716
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
  • Contract Numbers: 15833JEWAD
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:29PM