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Planning for Schools: An Education Module & Cost Calculator to Support School Siting & Transportation Decision Making

When: Monday, November 2, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

***Please register by October 29th by emailing the STRIDE Center at***


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Description: This webinar focuses on the connection between school site selection, nearby residential development patterns and implications for school system transportation operations and costs. The speakers will introduce audience members to the issue of school siting and transportation and discuss findings from their multi-state study, which was supported through STRIDE funding. Attendees will have access to the research team's education module, which will be hosted on UNC's website at In addition, attendees will also learn how to use the school site selection decision support tool, referred to as the School Travel Cost Calculator, which estimates public and private transportation costs for potential school sites.


Dr. Ruth Steiner, Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Florida

Mathew Palmer, MURP, Doctoral Student, City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For the complete webinar agenda and the module/resource tool website, click here.

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