New Grant Received for Hurricane Mitigation from Florida DEO

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!

New Research Grant Received to Study Autonomous Vehicles and Aging Populations

With lead PI Mike Duncan from FSU’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and a team of FSU investigators, we have been awarded a research grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to study issues at the intersection of autonomous vehicle adoption, technology, and an aging population. Among our activities, surveys of people’s perceptions of new technologies will be conducted.

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.