Seeking SF-Based Contributors to UMich Study on Accessibility Metrics

By Dave Hahn

Dave Hahn is the Director of Digital Strategy for Meeting of the Minds.

Mar 4, 2014 | Announcements | 0 comments

Sue Zielinski, Managing Director of SMART at University of Michigan, is currently in San Francisco and would like to meet with people who are willing to contribute some of their knowledge and wisdom to our study on Accessibility Metrics. We can try to schedule individual meetings or even have a small discussion group if there is a time that works for people on March 7th in SF (between 9am and 1pm). This is to inform a project led by Jonathan Levine and Joe Grengs at University of Michigan. It’s called “Accessibility-Based Evaluation of Transportation and Land-Use Planning: From Laboratory to Practice “.

At the core of the project is the distinction between mobility (defined as ease of movement) and accessibility (defined as ease of reaching destinations or meeting needs). Consistency with this core purpose of transportation demands a shift from mobility-based to accessibility-based evaluation which would make a big difference in how transportation infrastructure and land development are deployed, with significant consequences over the long term for the form of cities and regions.

Please get back to Komal Anand at kanand@umich.edu if you are interested and if there are specific time slots that would work best with your schedule between 9-1pm on March 7 in SF.

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