Transportation Equity Curriculum Phase 2: Applied Learning Workbook

Many instructors struggle to effectively integrate applied learning strategies into their courses, particularly for multi-faceted and evolving fields of practice, such as transportation equity. The Equitable Transportation Planning Curriculum for Urban Planning and Transportation Programs (Transportation Equity Curriculum), currently underway with Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) funding, will provide emerging professionals with foundational knowledge and include some service-learning components. However, the research team and Advisory Committee for this project identified a corresponding need for applied analysis and experiential learning exercises to advance student competencies. Additional research is needed to develop analytical and experiential exercises and materials that help ensure students have the necessary experience to be effective advocates for equity in their careers. This educational proposal seeks to fill that gap by producing a workbook of assignments building on the latest practices in equity analysis and applied and experiential learning strategies to expand on specific learning objectives in the Transportation Equity Curriculum. The assignments are expected to include packaged data sets and applications to equip students to evaluate the equity of transportation decisions. We will explore data sets and tools and how they can be applied or replicated to advance student competencies in relation to learning objectives of the equity curriculum. Case examples of analysis methods will be developed for different equity related issues. Examples may include topics such as the spatial equity of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and/or bike share locations (see for example, https://apps.urban.org/features/equity-data-tool/). Emphasis will also be placed on demonstrating applied methods for curriculum topics such as public involvement, safety and accessibility analysis, and screening projects for equity impacts.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150029
    • Contract Numbers:

      CTEDD 021-11

      69A3551747134

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, & Dollars

      University of Texas at Arlington
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019

      University of Texas at Arlington

      Box 19308
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019-0308

      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 Transportation Equity, Decisions, & Dollars

      University of Texas at Arlington
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019

      University of Texas at Arlington

      Box 19308
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019-0308
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of South Florida, Tampa

      Center for Urban Transportation Research
      3650 Spectrum Boulevard
      Tampa, FL  United States  33612-9446

      University of Wisconsin, Madison

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      1415 Engineering Drive
      Madison, WI  United States  53706

      California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

      California Polytehcnic State Univeristy
      San Luis Obispo, CA  United States  93407
    • Principal Investigators:

      Williams, Kristine

      McAndrews, Carolyn

      Pande, Anurag

      Tanvir, Shams

    • Start Date: 20210801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01779803
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions & Dollars (CTEDD)
    • Contract Numbers: CTEDD 021-11, 69A3551747134
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Aug 24 2021 2:53PM