Car Sharing and Parking Management at NYU Abu Dhabi

Client: New York University Abu Dhabi
Faculty: Hilary Ballon
Team: Orly Amir, Cynthia Davidson, Micah Kagan, Erin Longbothum, Ben J. Winter
Year: 2009
New York University is developing a campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As part of the campus planning and development efforts, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) tasked the Capstone team with researching and developing a plan to implement a car share program on the campus. The team researched car share programs and conducted interviews with leading businesses and service providers in the United States and around the world. The team also spent a week in Abu Dhabi talking with key stakeholders to learn about existing conditions in Abu Dhabi as well as regulatory and insurance issues, and cultural limitations for implementing a car share program on NYUAD's campus. The team will deliver a set of recommendations to NYUAD for implementing a car share program. Such recommendations will include a business analysis, advice on partnerships, necessary parking management requirements for the campus, and potential challenges and limitations.