Sustainable and Healthy Communities through Integrating Mobility Simulations in the Urban Design Process

The research team develops and validates a design focused active mobility simulation tool called Urbano.io that facilitates the design of healthy and sustainable urban habitats. The team proposes two significant new contributions: (1) Adapting statistical and behavioral models from the transportation literature to incorporate street quality and thermal comfort-aware active mobility mode choices over others. (2) Validate the new behavioral models with urban data from NYC: More specifically, the research team aims to create an hourly outdoor comfort map for NYC that will be correlated with CitiBike usage and pedestrian count data to investigate the link of urban form, microclimate, and life in the streets. In addition to the above contributions, the research team also plans to implement the most requested features from the community to remove a number of limitations that were revealed during intensive use in practice, online workshops, and conference calls with practitioners and researchers over the last four months. Key limitations that the team aims to work on are listed below: (1) Accelerated algorithms and data structures to speed up analysis to allow larger analysis domains. (2) Support for multimodal trips and other travel modes (such as biking, transit, and shared mobility). (3) Support for customizable choice models to determine which modes would be used for different mobility needs. (4) 3D terrain support to accurately model effort of sloped pathways.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $97192
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747119

  • 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:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health

    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dogan, Timur

  • Start Date: 20201001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01747618
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2020 4:59PM