Reducing Energy Use and Emissions through Innovative Technologies and Community Designs: Methodology and Application in Virginia

This project aims to quantify the impacts of growth and technology strategies at the regional level by using modeling, simulation, and visualization tools, with the overall goal of enhancing livability and sustainability. The most important research outcome is the creation of a modeling and simulation system capable of addressing interactions between land use, transportation, and emissions as the foundation for research on sustainable urban development strategies (e.g., compact growth and eco-friendly transportation information delivery). Such systems will be of interest to state and regional planning agencies as they attempt to reduce gasoline consumption and emissions. The noticeable outcomes of the project will include the development of a modeling framework for evaluation of strategies that encourage alternative mode usage and provide eco-information to travelers. The framework will be applied to a test-case (Hampton Roads region in Virginia), and the results will be documented in a technical report, academic papers, and presentations at transportation conferences. The outcomes of the project include planning tools that encourage the consideration, evaluation and implementation of more robust growth and eco-friendly transportation strategies.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Old Dominion University

    Norfolk, VA  United States  23529
  • Principal Investigators:

    Robinson, R. Michael

    Cetin, Mecit

    Khattak, Asad

  • Start Date: 20120102
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31782

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01506483
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC17, KLK900-SB-001
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2014 1:01AM