Practitioner Workshop on School Siting and School Transportation Impacts

This research project presents a conceptual overview of the planning issue of school siting via a series of practitioner-focused workshops and presentations held in North Carolina between November 2016 and March 2017. Through these four public education events, the research team introduced the transportation and land use phenomenon of school siting and transportation to a diverse set of stakeholders – municipal and regional land use and transportation planners; superintendents that manage auxiliary services within school districts; school transportation directors; school facility planners; real estate acquisition specialists; architects; construction managers; public health advocates and programming specialists; and state leaders in active school travel, school bus operations, and school planning. As previous research outlines, school siting is a process that involves each of these stakeholder groups. These workshops were designed to identify the role of each practitioner group within the school siting process, present previously funded Southeastern Transportation Research Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE) research, introduce resources and practice-ready tools, and facilitate group discussions to identify models of collaboration between school siting professionals.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $42486
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    UNC-CH New East Building
    Campus Box #3140
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina  United States  27599-3140
  • Principal Investigators:

    McDonald, Noreen

  • Start Date: 20160615
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170417
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640043
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2017 2:38PM