Promoting Sustainability through Transportation Infrastructure: Is there a Disconnect between Policy and Design?

This research project conducted a thorough literature review. One area is the theoretical foundation, exploring the literature on the diffusion of innovation, with a special focus on what is knows about how and why local governments innovate and how those innovative practices diffuse. The other is looking at innovative practices with respect to two elements of community sustainability: promoting public health and promoting water quality. Upcoming tasks will be to conduct, transcribe, and analyze interviews with 20-30 planners and engineers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The project will be developing interview protocols and will begin the interviews shortly thereafter. Other spring tasks include identification of potential funding opportunities and research partners.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Advanced Vehicle Technology


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Brandy Lake

    Brandy Lake, KS   
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31278

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467623
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:36PM