A Smart Growth Calculator

The primary purpose of this project is to build an online Smart Growth/Livability Calculator designed to help Californians meet SB 1 and CSUTC objectives dealing with a variety of planning and design challenges related to our corridors, station areas, and streets.

These efforts will be focused on building an easy to use online interface; creating new sub-models on transportation and land use quality and their relationships to sustainability, livability and equity outcomes (including active travel behavior and ped/bike risk); and finally, providing policy selection guidance on how to implement beneficial strategies.


Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
San José State University

Principal Investigator: 

Bruce Appleyard, Ph.D.

PI Contact Information: 

Mineta Transportation Institute
San José State University
210 N. 4th St., 4th Floor
San Jose, CA 95112

Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization): 

California Department of Transportation - $81,574

Total Project Cost: 


Agency ID or Contract Number: 



December 2018 to December 2020

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