CIUS Research: Regional Dynamics

Evaluation and Testing of Regional Models (2006-2008) [Link]

This project will include the first independent analysis of the New York region’s new official travel demand microsimulation model, and will recommend priorities for future model improvements. Robert E. Paaswell and Cynthia Chen (City College) with Maria Boilé and Kaan Ozbay (Rutgers University); funded by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council.

Urban Climate Change Research Network (2007)

CIUS participated in the inaugural conference of the Urban Climate Change Research Network, held at Columbia University on May 10-11, 2007. The conference was organized and co-hosted by Columbia University’s Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities. CIUS organized and chaired the panel on transportation and land use, and plans to stay involved helping to assemble a research network on these issues.

Impacts of Extreme Events: A Systematic Analysis of Individual Travel Choice Decisions (Phase 2, 2004-2006) [Link]

The objectives of this investigation are: (i) to assess the behavioral changes that have taken place as a response to the 9/11 tragedy; and (ii) to begin laying the theoretical and empirical foundation for the study of the impacts of extreme events upon travel behavior. Robert Paaswell and Cynthia Chen (City College) and José Holguín-Veras (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute); funded by the National Science Foundation.

Impacts of Extreme Events on Intercity Passenger Travel Behavior: The September 11th Experience (Phase 1, 2002-2003) [Link]

The main objective of this project was to provide a preliminary assessment of the impacts of 9/11 upon passenger travel behavior. Models based on Random Utility Theory (RUT) were used to assess behavioral changes. José Holguín-Veras, Robert Paaswell, and Ann Marie Yali (City College); funded by the National Science Foundation.

2020 Vision: Smart Growth For The New York Metropolitan Region (2002-2003) [Link]

CIUS, the Citizens Union, and planning consultant Harry Schwartz completed a major study in May 2003 on applying smart growth principles in Metropolitan New York and urban areas. CIUS established a comprehensive database and library of related materials and organizations. These first steps will result in the development of a planning handbook on applying smart growth principles in the region. This project was made possible by a grant from the Revson Foundation.

After the World Trade Center: Rethinking New York (November 2001) [Link]

Robert Paaswell, “Approaches To Redevelopment, World Trade Center, Lower NYC And The Region” (Rutledge Press)

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