New Research Grants Received to Study Accessibility and Safety Issues

With co-PI Michael Duncan from FSU’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, I have been awarded a grant from FSU’s University Transportation Center (ASAP) to examine accessibility issues in the context of aging populations.  Among our activities, we will be developing GIS-based models of multi-modal accessibility.

I will also be collaborating on two other ASAP-funded projects with Eren Ozguven and Lisa Spainhour (College of Engineering) looking at disaster relief issues and roundabout safety dynamics, respectively.

 

Healthy food accessibility paper to be presented at the 2013 Transportation Research Board meeting

With the program now posted, here is a link to a new paper which will be presented at the Transportation Research Board  (TRB) Annual Meeting (Washington, DC) in January of 2013. This multi-authored paper led by Dr. Michael Widener (University of Cincinnati) describes a new approach to measuring people’s accessibility to healthy food options in urban environments, controlling for selected activity constraints.

New publication from mobile objects project

Our most recent publication from the mobile objects project deals with determining where a mobile object might of been in instances where location data are unavailable.  In this case, the focus in on the issue of missing location data in travel surveys.  The work was coauthored with FSU graduate student Brandon Zook and Dr. Joni Downs from USF and is in press in Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems.

(Brief) report from GIScience 2012

Just now getting the chance to report on my trip to Columbus, OH for GIScience 2012 two weeks ago.  It was a very busy event, as I was a part of three papers scheduled on the program. It was also nice visiting Columbus after having lived there about 10 years ago, and seeing how much it had changed.  Overall, a great conference (e.g., we were well fed!) and looking forward to future meetings.