Applying SMART to Assess Green Space, Transportation and Health at the Dallas Southwestern Medical District

CARTEEH’s SMART initiative, and the 14 Pathways research project, provide an ideal opportunity for demonstrating the benefits of green space interventions and multimodal transportation such as those contained in plans for the Dallas Southwestern Medical District (SWMD). In this work, the research team is initiating a research collaboration in this area which can provide a one-of-a-kind, real-world test bed and real-world context-specific data on the benefits of green spaces and multimodal transportation solutions. The research team will apply and potentially expand the newly developed SMART framework and toolkit to the selected case study in the Dallas Southwestern Medical District, leveraging some existing work and contacts with the City of Dallas, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), the Texas Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Texas Trees Foundation (TTF), with who the research team has already established working relations. The project has 5 goals: (1) demonstrate how selected portions of the SMART framework and toolkit can be used to assess transportation infrastructure projects, (2) establish the baseline conditions before the implementation of the SWMD projects under the Urban Streetscape Master Plan across 5 selected pathways with important health implications, (3) engage with stakeholders to achieve various outcomes, (4) document potential health outcomes of the assessed pathways to health, in baseline conditions and (5) develop a cross-cutting document with all the above information.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $80000
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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:

      Center for Advanced Researchh in Transportation Emissionss, Energy and Health

      Texas A&M Transportation Instiitute
      College Station, Texas  United States  77843
    • Project Managers:

      Li, Wen-Whai

      Ettelman, Benjamin

    • Performing Organizations:

      Texas Transportation Institute

      Texas A&M University System
      3135 TAMU
      College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
    • Principal Investigators:

      Khreis, Haneen

    • Start Date: 20201101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211101
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
    • Source Data: 05-41-TTI

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01762554
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 25 2021 5:49PM