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January 26, 2010 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Category: Meeting
Location: 5057 Woodward #6202
Cost: N/C
Audience: Faculty

The University Research Corridor – Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan – are collaborating in the design of a broad-based, multi-disciplinary research agenda focused upon the transformation of transportation in the Great Lakes region. Inclusive of much beyond automobiles, this research-focused initiative explores critical issues confronting innovations in transportation within the Great Lakes region that are intertwined with Michigan and Canadian Industries. Michigan and the region must confront numerous questions regarding innovation and change, communities and economic development, technology, labor, and policy as the nation moves inexorably in the direction of developing and implementing more sustainable modes of transportation.

We envision opportunities for research in the social and behavioral sciences, technology-related sciences, public policy, business and economic development; urban transit; technology innovations; supply chain and logistics; globalization, in-sourcing, and diversity; and the rise of the service economy. We expect to develop both inter-institutional research programs that relate to these areas of inquiry, and to provide knowledge-based insights to policy makers across the region.

To further explore the research problems, questions and issues that arise from the need to fundamentally transform the transportation industry in the Great Lakes region, we are convening a set of initial meetings with Wayne State University faculty whose research interests coincide or complement the areas identified above. These meetings will be on December 9, 2009 and January 26, 2010, (NOTE NEW DATE) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in 5057 Woodward, room 6202.

Registration is requested to assist us with meeting set-up.

For more information about this event, please contact Julie O'Connor at 313-577-8845 or ag2712@wayne.edu.