Research

A new report, "Subsidizing Traffic Congestion: The Multibillion-Dollar Tax Subsidy That’s Making Your Commute Worse," was released earlier this week by TransitCenter and Frontier Group.
2 days ago   Streetsblog USA
Who's the happiest and healthiest of them all? The New York Times posts an interactive map of the national Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Mar 16, 2011   New York Times
Will digital communications make cities obsolete, or can online connections actually complement the face-to-face interactions and the cities that support them?
Mar 1, 2011   New York Times
In coming weeks doctoral applications in planning are due. Why apply? Opinion
Jan 5, 2011   By Ann Forsyth
In a field such as planning that is rich with quantifiable data, why there so little focus on evidence rather than opinion?, wonders researcher Martin Laplante. Exclusive
Nov 1, 2010  By Martin Laplante
Perceptions about the amount of time transit trips take have been found to fall significantly when people actually take transit, according to a new report.
Oct 2, 2010   KALW
New report details park spending, facilities, use, and trends
Sep 14, 2010   2010 City Park Facts
The UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies has issued a report questioning ridership projections on the $43+ billion, 800 mile, voter-approved California High Speed Rail project. Cambridge Systematics defends their numbers.
Jul 5, 2010   San Francisco Chronicle
A new study ranks the U.S. states by residents' happiness. From Louisiana (#1) to New York (#51), the happiest people tend to live in sunny, outdoorsy states with strong quality of life measures.
Feb 9, 2010   USA Today
Terrorized by the literature is the title of a chapter of Howard Becker’s excellent book, Writing for Social Scientists (1986, Chicago). Whether through terror or misunderstanding, the literature review is one of the areas that students in planning find most confusing. While I have dealt with the literature review briefly in my blog on writing proposals, the tips below provide more detailed advice on how to compose a literature review and how to find important literature in the age of information overload.  Opinion
Dec 20, 2008   By Ann Forsyth
The controversial theory that social and physical disorder is a cause of neighborhood crime has been successfully demonstrated with a series of six experiments.
Nov 27, 2008   The Economist