Md. Nobinur Rahman has been awarded the Albert M. Stevens Award in the Master's category of the 2015-2016 Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) Student Paper Competition.
Rahman's paper entitled "Modelling the Effect of Land Use on Urban Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions" is based on his Master's research that led to the development of a novel TRIp-Based Urban Transportation Emissions (TRIBUTE) model.
TRIBUTE is a macroscopic model capable of estimating and forecasting Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector in response to changes in the urban system. Using TRIBUTE, municipalities can evaluate alternative transportation and land use policy scenarios and eventually select the one(s) that help them meet their future GHG emissions targets.
This research was supervised by Dr. Ahmed Idris, Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering and Planning, School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan.
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