CRISP Thrust Lead, Nadia Gkritza, Professor of Civil Engineering and Agricultural and Biological Engineering, has won a research award for a new project titled "Economic Resilience and Recovery in the US Great Lakes Region". The project is supported by the Economic Development Administration (EDA).
The Great Recession had wide-ranging impacts that were felt nationwide, more so in some regions than in others. The way that regional economies are able to recover from economic shocks is a concept known as regional economic resilience. The purpose of this project is to study the impact of transportation on economic resilience in the Great Lakes, with a specific focus on two Indiana regions: Northwestern Indiana and Southeastern Indiana. Focus groups will be conducted with people living in those areas alongside data analysis in order to better understand what role transportation and infrastructure plays in regional economic resilience. A web tool allowing people to explore the project's findings and understand how transportation impacts their local economic resilience will be developed.
The research team includes several members of the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD).
For more information, contact
Yue Ke, Graduate Research Assistant - Civil Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Adsit, Graduate Research Assistant - Civil Engineering, email@example.com