CQGRD partners with APA on recently awarded research project

The Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) is partnering with the American Planning Association (APA) on a recently awarded research project titled “Multimodal Planning at the Megaregional Scale.” The $145,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will support research to enhance transportation planning nationwide. The project objective is to advance the practice and application of transportation planning as it relates to the megaregional scale.

APA will subcontract with the CQGRD, an established leader in research on megaregions, to assist with each major task of the project. The CQGRD’s team will be led by Dr. Catherine Ross, director of the CQGRD and Harry West Professor of city and regional planning at Georgia Tech. “The project has national significance,“ said Ross.

David Rouse, AICP, ASLA, managing director of APA's Research and Advisory Services, added, "The project is an opportunity to develop strategies and implementation tools that don't currently exist for planners working to solve complex transportation planning issues across local, regional, and megaregional geographic areas."

Research efforts are anticipated to conclude in late 2016. For more information and updates please visit the following sites:

www.planning.org/newsreleases/2015/may27.htm planning.org/nationalcenters/green/megaregions/