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SMART to lead sustainable transportation research in Detroit, Beijing

August 31, 2011

The University of Michigan will receive a $250,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation to support the university's Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation (SMART) project.

The grant will be used to develop and apply practical solutions to the challenges of sustainable transportation in the Detroit and Beijing regions.

SMART is a cross-university initiative of UMTRI and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and now is part of Alcoa Foundation's $4 million Advancing Sustainability Research: Innovative Partnerships for Actionable Solutions initiative that funds 10 global sustainability research projects in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia, and the United States.

Read the U-M news release.