Vertical Equity Statewide Pilot, Data Inventory, and Guidelines for Performance Based Planning

In this project the research team develops a method for vertical equity analysis. Vertical equity is the analysis of disadvantages groups of different incomes and other sociodemographic characteristics experience from the land use-transportation system. The team first creates a data inventory for the indicators needed to satisfy performance based planning in California. This inventory is comprehensive and covers many goals in CTP 2040. In parallel, using detailed in space and time database in the GeoTrans laboratory the team creates a first pilot geo-computation of equity indicators covering the entire State at fine spatial detail. The team compares data available and this pilot to the literature on gentrification, equity analysis, and access to opportunities. The team also develops a crowdsourcing method to collect input for the expert community in three different stages. First on the first pilot geo-computation online and at Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2018 and the after an improved method is developed the team checks with a wider spectrum of experts at an international conference in Santa Barbara. Input from the different expert sources that is used to create a second pilot geo-computation of equity is particularly important and for this reason requires special attention in a dedicated task. The project ends with the creation of guidelines for data collection, computational examples, and guidelines for research and practice.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $99572
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project #: UCSB-17-05

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    METRANS Transportation Center

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626

    Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

    650 Childs Way
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Brinkerhoff, Cort

  • Principal Investigators:

    Goulias, Konstadinos

  • Start Date: 20180101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01652745
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
  • Contract Numbers: Project #: UCSB-17-05
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 29 2017 4:44PM