While Oregon is a leader in modeling methods for transportation and land use planning, it lacks the modeling tools needed to address issues such as climate change, land use for sustainable transportation, and pricing strategies. The Oregon Modeling Collaborative will bring together the public and private sectors and academic institutions to meet this need.
Project Investigator: Kelly Clifton Portland State University
The Oregon Modeling Collaborative (OMC) brings together the technical, policy and scholarly expertise of faculty at four institutions comprising the Oregon University System (OUS) and the agencies that comprise the Oregon Modeling Steering Committee (OMSC). Collectively, these institutions and agencies provide modeling tools and methods in support of Oregon's transportation and land use planning and policy efforts. In its ultimate form, OMC will also engage the private sector to participate and contribute to its mission, thereby forming a resource-diversified three-way partnership with its educational institutions and public agencies. Oregon is a leader nationally in the development of sophisticated… Continue reading »