Planning Tools for Linking Rural Development and Transportation

Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

This workshop at the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference provided an introduction to a suite of tools that Rural Transportation Planning Organizations may use to gain insight into some of the most important consequences of economic development initiatives: Community Viz®; photo-realistic visualizations of streetscapes; and an integrated land-use/travel-demand model. Presenters discussed how they applied the tools to a rural area in Mississippi experiencing growth in both automobile manufacture and heritage-based tourism. Workshop participants learned how higher density, pedestrian/bike friendly development can be achieved in small towns. Workshop participants learned how the land-use/travel-demand model works and how different tools can work together.

Brian Morton, Center for Urban and Regional Studies UNC-Chapel Hill

John Poros, Carl Small Town Center, Mississippi State University

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