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Posts Tagged ‘University of Michigan’

Detroit, MI: Green Infrastructure Pilot Project

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

University of Michigan landscape architect Joan Nassauer, a professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, leads a pilot project to design and build new forms of green infrastructure on vacant properties in Detroit’s far-west-side Cody Rouge neighborhood. Four “bioretention gardens” that capture and hold stormwater are under construction now on sites where abandoned homes were razed.

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What Is Urban Planning?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

What is Urban Planning to you?

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Toward Designing Pedestrian-Friendly Vehicles

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN- TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Due to the rise in global urbanization and motorization, pedestrian injuries continue to be a major public-health problem worldwide. Every year over 1.2 million people die and 20 to 50 million people are injured in motor-vehicle crashes around the world, and pedestrians account for more than a third of them (WHO 2009). The proportion of pedestrians among road-traffic fatalities varies significantly in different countries (Figure 1), ranging from more than half in Africa to 15% or less in North America or Europe (Naci et al. 2009).

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University of Michigan: The Michigan Transportation Musical

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Welcome to Michigan! Join Billy Magic and The Kid as they journey through the University of Michigan to learn about the transportation system. The Michigan Transportation Musical features and was entirely produced by U-M students. Shot over 3 days in May of 2012, it airs at New Student Orientation for incoming students each summer. STARRING:The […]

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Smart Mobility for a 21st Century America

Thursday, October 7th, 2010
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TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA, INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA, ASSOCIATION OF COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION, SUSTAINABILITY MOBILITY & ACCESSIBILITY RESEARCH & TRANSFORMATION
Improving transportation efficiency through operational innovation is critical as our population grows and ages, budgets tighten and consumer preferences shift. Now, as Congress prepares to review and reauthorize the nation’s transportation program, an array of innovations that were either overlooked or did not exist at the time of previous authorizations can be incentivized.

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