Snell Chair for Sustainable Transportation

The CSD administers the Hampton K. and Margaret Frye Snell Endowed Chair in Transportation on behalf of the School of Architecture to funds cutting-edge transportation research. Snell grants to faculty provide seed funding or matching funds for multidisciplinary and collaborative research endeavors. Research projects that receive preferential consideration for Snell funds support student researchers, leverage matching funds from other studies, and culimate with scholarly publications.

Current Snell recipients are listed here.
All former projects are listed here

Projects Funded by the Snell Endowment

Current Snell Recipients

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Alex Karner

Assistant Professor

Hampton K. and Margaret Frye Snell Endowed Chair in Transportation

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Ming Zhang

Professor

Hampton K. and Margaret Frye Snell Endowed Chair in Transportation

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2019-2020 Snell Recipients:

  • Estimating the Direct, Indirect, and Induced Effects of Constructing High-Speed Rail Lines in the Texas Triangle, Ming Zhang
  • Understanding E-Scooter Usage in Austin, TX, Junfeng Jiao
  • Increasing Access to High-Quality Education Through a Free Youth Transit Pass, Alex Karner

2018–19  Snell Recipients:

  • Challenges to and opportunities for cycling in small cities in metropolitan suburbs of Texas, Ming Zhang
  • Providing Sufficient Transportation Access: A Literature Review, Alex Karner
  • Can Tax Increment Finance Support Transit Improvements? Evaluating Provisions of State Enabling Legislation and Policy in the U.S, Gian Claudia Sciara
  • Understanding the Health Impact of Living in Transit Deserts in Major Texas Cities, Junfeng Jiao

​2017–18  Snell Recipients:

  • Journal of the American Planning Association, Sandi Rosenbloom
  • ​A Statewide Strategy for Transit-Oriented Development, Ming Zhang
  • Bisecting the Boundary: The Cultural Landscapes of 19th and 20th Century U.S. - Mexico Transportation Route, Sarah Lopez
  • How Does Innovative Bicycle Infrastructure Effect Cycling Levels and Safety? Building Evidence with Austin's Natural Experiment, Gian Claudia Sciara

2016–17  Snell Recipients:

  • Journal of the American Planning Association, Sandi Rosenbloom
  • Explore commodality strategies in Triangle Megaregion, Ming Zhang
  • El Camino Real de Los Tejas, Nichole Wiedemann
  • Peace Cities, Robert Young

2015–16 Snell Recipients:

  • Journal of the American Planning Association, Sandi Rosenbloom
  • Ecologically Augmenting Car Parks, Danelle Briscoe
  • Walking in Place, Sarah Gamble
  • Understanding Checkouts in Bike Sharing Systems – Case Studies in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Junfeng Jiao
  • Trends of Mega-Commuting in Megaregions, Ming Zhang

2014–2015 Snell Recipients

2013–2014 Snell Recipients

2012–2013 Snell Recipients

2011–2012 Snell Recipients

2010–2011 Snell Recipients