Evaluation of Strategies for Integrating Transportation and Land Use Planning on State, Metropolitan Region, and Local Levels
Environmental Considerations in Planning
Research Idea Scope
Several states and metropolitan regions have implemented programs that combine land use, transportation, and environmental policies into integrated plans and programs. Examples include the State of Oregon’s state and regional planning requirements; the State of Maryland’s smart growth program; and Atlanta Georgia’s Regional Transportation Authority. These programs have been in place or under way for several years, long enough to evaluate their effectiveness.
- Examining the state of the practice for integrating local transportation and land use plans and policies into regional plans and models;
- Identifying strategies that have been successfully used to address conflict resolution associated with incorporating competing local transportation and land use plans into a regional planning process;
- Examining the state of the practice for developing critera for TIP project selection that is sensitive to urban form; and
- Examining the institutional arrangements that support successful processes for developing, prioritizing and approving implementation documents such as local capital improvement plans, TIPs, and long-range transportation plans and state TIPs.
Transportation Research Board 2002 Environmental Research Needs Conference Notes