Category: student papers
Daniel Nally ’11 and David Quinn ’12: Planning for the Bicycle in Davis Square
| June 16, 2011 | 12:00 am | student papers | Comments closed

Dan Nally ’11 and Dave Quinn ’12 did exhaustive work researching this final report for Mark Chase’s Transportation Planning class. The report presents a methodology for analyzing and prioritizing Somerville’s bicycling infrastructure needs over the next several years. It is intended to provide general recommendations for a phased approach to making physical improvements to the City of Somerville’s bicycle network based on priority zones, traffic patterns, and road dimensions. It also proposes methods to increase bicycle ridership through social marketing, education, and theft prevention strategies.

Mona Funiciello ’11: Urban Water Planning in China and India
| June 9, 2011 | 12:00 am | student papers | Comments closed

Mona Funiciello ’11 wrote this report for professor Weiping Wu’s new class on International Planning and Urban Policy. The class covers a broad range of topics, offering a comparative analysis of planning practices and urban policies in both developing and industrialized countries around the world. This paper addresses issues and solutions in planning for water security in the cities of China and India. For more water-related areas at UEP, you can also check out the Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) certificate program.

Weiping recently joined the department and brings expertise in migration and urban dynamics in developing countries, especially China. Weiping will be teaching the Foundations class this fall, required for all first-year students.

Alex Reisman ’11: Solutions for Last-Mile Freight in Urban Areas
| June 2, 2011 | 12:00 am | student papers | Comments closed

UEP student produce many exceptional papers every year. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting some of the best. Look for the next student paper in one week, Thursday June 9.

Alex Reisman ’11 wrote this paper on reducing the impacts of last-mile freight in the urban environment for UEP’s Transportation Planning course taught by Mark Chase. The paper provides an overview of the challenges for moving freight over its “last mile” in urban areas, and offers policy and planning solutions to improve the overall livability of urban freight.