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Developing NY Statewide Equity Measures and a Synthetic Dataset for Analysis of Equitable and Sustainable Mobility Technology and Policy Deployments

New innovations in transportation to improve mobility and solve problems such as congestion are not always equitably distributed and do not impact all travelers equally. This project proposes to develop equity-based performance measures for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and new mobility technology implementations that can be used to ensure inclusivity of all users. Best practices will be studied from across the nation, and interviews will be held with local stakeholders to gain feedback.

Juliette Spertus

Juliette Spertus is an architect, writer and curator. Her work focuses on the relationship between architecture and infrastructure and the possibilities for public space. Fast Trash is her first infrastructure exhibition. She previously worked as a project architect for Michielli Wyetzner Architects in New York and as a designer at Utile, Inc. in Boston. She completed a BA in art history at Williams College and received her professional architecture degree from l’Ecole d’Architecture des Villes et des Térritoires à Marne-la-vallée near Paris, France.

Underground Pneumatic Transport of Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclables Using New York City Subway Infrastructure

While Manhattan’s streets may be the most congested—and carbon-emitting—in the country, the subway system that runs beneath them offers an inspiring example of how efficiently—and with what minimal emissions of greenhouse gases—passengers can be transported. Although the collection and transport of municipal solid wastes produces only a fraction of the congestion and emissions on Manhattan’s surface, in absolute terms the hundreds of thousands of annual truck miles these wastes cause are nonetheless quite significant.

Understanding Residential Location Decision in the New York Region

The complex activity and travel patterns in the New York Metropolitan Region are currently modeled by the “Best Practice Model” (BPM), maintained by New York Metropolitan Transportation Council. Though representing the state of practice, it does not include a land use model that can create feedback loops between urban system and regional traffic patterns. A key component of a land use model is households’ residential location choice model.

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