Teaching Cases on Transportation & Global Warming

This project proposes to develop a series of three teaching cases for use in graduate-level courses and executive education programs on the options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. Currently, the transport sector is responsible for about 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and its share is projected to grow as the use of the private automobile continues to increase throughout the world. The new cases will help students and practitioners understand and assess the three primary approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by: (1) reducing the greenhouse gas emissions per vehicle mile traveled (VMT) of the automobile; (2) shifting travelers to modes that emit fewer greenhouse gases per passenger mile; and (3) shifting to compact, mixed-use development patterns that require less VMT per household. Taken as a whole, these new cases would fill a void in the existing inventory of urban transportation teaching cases, which focus primarily on the problems of congestion and tropospheric air pollution rather than global warming.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Harvard University

      Kennedy School of Government, 79 JFK Street
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02138-0000
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gomez-Ibanez, Jose

    • Start Date: 20091101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24550

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480763
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0001, HVDE22-17
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 7 2013 1:01AM