I am the Principal Investigator for a new project (NCHRP 25-36), funded
by the Transportation Research Board, to investigate the land
use-transportation interactions in small areas and rural areas in the
U.S. (A brief description of the project is available at:
am working closely with Joe Huegy at North Carolina State University.
The Project Officer is Nanda Srinivasan.) One of our first tasks is to
develop a typology of those areas, for the specific purpose of guiding
development and application of the empirical methods that we will use to
quantitatively characterize those interactions. Of course, an excellent
starting point for our work on the new typology is the Census Bureau's
delineation of Urbanized Areas and Urban Clusters based on the 2000 Census.
Where may I find the codes for the 24 Urban Clusters that consist
entirely or predominantly of persons living in institutional group
quarters, to which the Census Bureau draws attention in its Federal
Register notice about the proposed urban area criteria for the 2010
census? See 75 FR 52178.
Brian J. Morton
/Brian J. Morton, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Center for Urban and Regional Studies
University of North Carolina
Campus Box 3410
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3410