City and Regional Planning

  • Source: Regional Plan Association

Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

Megaregions are large networks of metropolitan regions that share environmental systems, topography, infrastructure, and economic implications. Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM-2) is a five-year project to conduct mobility research, provide education and workforce development, and deliver technology transfer for mobility enhancement and economic competitiveness in U.S megaregions. The project is funded by a highly competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to “address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.”

The project entails the formation of a new consortium of schools including researchers from the University of Texas, Austin; Louisiana State University; and Texas Southern University; along with Penn. John Landis, Professor and Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning, will supervise the development of a GIS-based planning support system. The Consortium is led by Ming Zhang, Professor of Community and Regional Planning and faculty researcher in the Center for Transportation Research at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin.


$1.4M annually for five years (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Institutional Partners

University of Texas, Austin
Louisiana State University
Texas Southern University

Social Media and Newsletter

LinkedIn Group
CM2 Newsletter


Erick Guerra, Associate Professor, Director, Cm2 University Transportation Center, Associate Chair
Frederick Steiner, Dean, Paley Professor, Co-Executive Director, The McHarg Center