AGNES & Livable Communities

Previous work using 'empathy' to inform transportation students and professionals produced insights to improve public transportation or at least identify 'friction points' in an otherwise accessible system. This project will assess the 'age-readiness' of communities as to their livability for an aging America. Using Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT's) Age Gain Now Empathy System or AGNES, researchers and students will seek to better understand everyday movements and friction points using sidewalks, retail environments, housing, and other pedestrian accessible destinations.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $75043.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Start Date: 20120101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130430
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34978

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01489773
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0001, MITR22-3
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Aug 15 2013 1:01AM