Integrating Freight into Livable Communities

Kristine Williams, University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research

Summary:

Where livability is a goal of the planning process, freight runs the risk of not being considered except as an afterthought or as something to be excluded. Yet, freight is an integral part of local economic development. Because economic prosperity is a key characteristic of livable communities, freight must be incorporated into the planning process. This study explores the relationship between freight and livability through a comprehensive literature review and case study research. The final report includes a menu of strategies and case study perspectives that highlight the importance of transportation and land use integration, interagency coordination, and context-sensitivity in freight and livability planning.

Impacts:

Increased understanding of methods and best practices for accommodating freight movement in livable communities and smart growth environments. 

Project Details

Project Type:
Research
Project Status:
Completed
End Date:
December 31,2015
UTC Grant Cycle:
Natl Round 1
UTC Funding:
$100,000