Smart Growth Strategies for Rural Communities with a Focus on Secondary & Cumulative Effects Associated with Interchange Projects
Indirect Effects/Cumulative Impacts
Air Quality, Environmental Process
Research Idea Scope
1. Provide an overview of FHWA procedures for determining the secondary & cumulative impacts of interchange locations specially in suburban and rural
Urgency and Payoff
The challenge of developing a smart growth model and initiating smart growth strategy in rural areas are not as well understood, because widely accepted principles of smart growth are perceived as most amendable to areas of relatively dense population.
John T. Conroy, PBS&J (PhD Candidate Penn State Univ.)