U-M NRE 701 - Sustain Mobility Project Presentation (10 pages)

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University of Michigan
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Nre 701 - Masters Project
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SMART for Grad Students The Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research Transformation Master s Project The SMART Master s Project Team Team Members Nicholas S Cucinelli Eric W Hesse Carrie E Pasch Ruth X Scotti Eric H Wingfield Advisor Dr Thomas N Gladwin Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise UMBS SNRE Our Clients The University of Michigan SMART Initiative A university wide initiative to conduct a comprehensive integrative and long term investigation of the complex dynamics of mobility in coupled human and natural systems EMBARQ The World Resources Institute WRI Center for Transport and the Environment What the he are we doing Our role in support of the SMART initiative Conduct a thorough literature review Interview researchers in mobility complexity urban planning etc Develop a set of conceptual frameworks Build a systems dynamics model incorporating mobility people and biota Ground truth this model through field work Publish these our results to inform policy and sustainable business decisions perhaps also producing short digital film for educators and others Project Activities Methodologies Conduct a comprehensive literature survey of the present state of research within relevant disciplines like traffic modeling energy and transport engineering land use planning CO2 climate change research and local air emissions studies Interview mobility experts in general and those attending the summer 2004 SMART roundtable at the University of Michigan Define the initial conceptual frameworks for systems dynamics model Develop our skills in systems dynamics and related modeling tools by participating in a summer training program offered by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems Refine our conceptual models through follow up interviews with mobility experts relevant site visits and field interviews with transportation decision makers in government business and civil society Design a systems dynamics model that identifies critical sustainability metrics



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