This past weekend, several students, faculty and staff from the National Center for Smart Growth travelled to Philadelphia for the annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference. Students and faculty used this time to present their research before an audience of like-minded peers and answered questions about their ongoing research.
National Center for Smart Growth Director Dr. Gerrit Knaap described the conference as “an excellent opportunity to collaborate and share our findings with others to advance the reach of the National Center for Smart Growth.” Knaap was joined by six students, numerous faculty and staff including Dr. Jim Cohen, Director of UMD’s Community Planning Program. Knaap added, “It’s one of many opportunities we take advantage of each year to expand the breadth and scope of our work. It gives students the opportunity to present their findings and the experience they need to succeed after their time at the University of Maryland.”
Subjects discussed included the National Center for Smart Growth’s ongoing efforts along the Purple Line Corridor and regional work in affordable housing. The full list of presentations and papers can be found below.
Even Smarter Growth? Land Use, Transportation and Greenhouse Gas in Maryland Rolf Moeckel, Uri P. Avin and Timothy F. Welch Presentation Paper
Place Type for Transportation Decision Making Report Chao Liu, Ting Ma, Eli Knaap, and Gerrit Knaap Presentation Paper
Mapping Opportunity: A Critical Assessment Eli Knaap, Gerrit Jan-Knaap, and Chao Liu Presentation Paper
How Vehicle Access Enables Low-Income Households to Live in Better Neighborhoods Casey Dawkins, Jai Sik Jeon, and Rolf Pendall Presentation
How Fair Market Rents Limit Voucher Households to Live in Better Neighborhoods: The Case of Baltimore Metropolitan Area Jae Sik Jeon Presentation
Use of Social & Behavioral Science Theory to Understand Transit Use Hiroyuki Iseki and Angela Martinez Presentation
Fixed Effects Panel Data Analysis of Gasoline Prices, Fare, Service Supply, and Service Frequency on Transit Ridership in Ten U.S. Urbanized Areas Hiroyuki Iseki and Rubaba Ali Presentation Paper
Analyzing Employment Accessibility in a Multimodal Network using GTFS: A Demonstration of the Purple Line, Maryland Ting Ma and Gerrit Jan-Knapp Presentation Paper