Mobility-Aware Integrated Urban Design

Rapid urbanization, with new construction estimated to be 250 times NYC by 2050, is increasing traffic congestion, pollution and related health threats. This is a worrisome development but also a unique opportunity to improve urban mobility and quality of life. Understanding consequences of urban design choices on mobility, sustainability, and health is a necessity and requires development of a framework that enables such co-design processes. The research team proposes a new design-toolkit to incorporate mobility, sustainability, health, and thermal comfort metrics into urban design projects. Process accuracy and impact is validated in collaboration with leading design practitioners and the NYC Planning Department.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $37500
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  • 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:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dogan, Timur

    Samaranayake, Samitha

  • Start Date: 20171122
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665048
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2018 10:47AM