We are happy to announce that a team of researchers led by Mr. Dennis Smith of FSU’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning secured a $348,000 grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. This funding will be used to support planning research aimed at improving resiliency. I am happy to be a part of the team!
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.
FSU was recently awarded a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. DOT to start a University Transportation Center (UTC) . The Center will focus on safe and accessible transportation for an aging population. The full story may be found here.
FSU Geography graduate student Brittany Wood received a competitive graduate student travel award based on her Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting abstract entitled ‘Accessibility to SNAP Accepting Retail Food Locations.’ Brittany’s abstract was selected for funding by the AAG’s Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, and the award will be given to her during their 2013 business meeting in Los Angeles. Brittany successfully defended her Master’s thesis prospectus in October 2012, and her AAG abstract is related to her ongoing thesis work looking at food deserts and accessibility.