Development of a New VisionEval Land use Model and Applications to Evaluation of Climate Strategies in Oregon

The research goal is to upgrade the land use model in the current VisionEval implementation and expand its capacity to enable evaluation of transportation and land use policies. The upgrades will improve Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT’s) abilities to evaluate how land use and transportation strategies will affect each other and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, they will greatly improve capabilities for modeling land use and its consequences at a more detailed level, evaluating regional land use strategies, and evaluating the social equity implications of land use and transportation strategies. Specifically, the objectives of the work for the proposed project include: (1) design, document, and implement a new strategic land use model for the VisionEval framework; (2) utilize the latest & historical National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and Smart Location Database (SLD) (circa 2011 & 2019) in model estimation and validation; (3) identify and select the best statistical and machine learning methods for predicting land use changes; (4) apply testing and validation methods to improve methods so that they are acceptable to put into practice; (5) enable user friendly creation and evaluation of land use scenarios, along with transportation policies; and (6) pilot applications of the new land use model, along with existing VisionEval modules, to a region in Oregon and assess the new model to various climate strategies.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $230000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 868

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      Research Section
      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Li, Xiugang

    • Performing Organizations:

      Portland State University

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      P.O. Box 751
      Portland, OR  United States  97207
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wang, Liming

    • Start Date: 20220701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01891733
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 868
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 28 2023 1:51PM