Research Highlights

Design for an Aging Population

Trygve Faste
Kiersten Muenchinger
Older Americans are increasing in numbers and addressing their needs through better public transportation design will improve their quality of life. This study sought to increase understanding of the obstacles faced by people with impairments in vision, hearing and/or mobility, which are common issues for older people, and generate physical product solutions. The research was conducted to conceptualize products, structures and services to reduce or eliminate these obstacles. With a focus ... Read More

Planning Ahead for Livable Communities Along the Powell-Division BRT: Neighborhood Conditions and Change

Lisa Bates
Aaron Golub
New transit investments can be a double-edged sword for disadvantaged communities (e.g. those included in environmental justice and Title VI potected classes). Transit investments improve community’s mobility and access and may improve health with reduced driving nearby. However, there is also the potential for transit-oriented development to spur gentrification and displacement if affordable housing is lost. Understanding transit corridor conditions and change with new infrastructure is ... Read More