Dr. Xinyi Wu, Professor Jason Cao, and Frank Douma published the paper, “The Impacts of Vehicle Automation on Transport-Disadvantaged People”, in Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
PhD candidate Tao Tao, Professor Jason Cao, and Dr. Xinyi Wu published the paper, “The road less traveled: Does rail transit matter?”, in the Journal of Planning Education and Research, a flagship journal of urban and regional planning in North America.
Professor Jason Cao and PhD candidate Tao Tao presented at the webinar: Spatial planning of low-carbon cities with machine learning, which focused on using machine learning approaches to analyze the influences of urban form on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and looking for urban planning strategies that can reduce carbon footprint of cities.
Associate Professor Ryan Allen was appointed as a member of the Presidential Task Force on Anti-Racism within the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). ACSP President Marlon G. Boarnet established the task force in 2020, "to review all ACSP practices to identify barriers to maintaining a sustained anti-racist focus, with recommendations for institutional changes to overcome those barriers as well as the ways and means of moving forward."
A team including Professor Jason Cao received the 2021 Best Paper Award from a standing committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The paper examined the relationships between land use and transit ridership in Shenzhen, China.
Professor Jerry Zhao and the members of Governor Tim Walz's Metropolitan Council Blue Ribbon Panel have submitted their final report examining the role of elected versus appointed Metropolitan Council members.