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Academic Studies

New research examines the role of public investments in gentrification.
8 hours ago   CityLab
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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Planning Association finds that the APA's definition of "great neighborhoods" might be leaving low-income and minority populations behind. Exclusive
Aug 27, 2015  By Emily Talen
A new study finds evidence of a causal link between bikeshare and congestion in Washington, D.C.
Aug 26, 2015   Resources for the Future
Researchers from the University of Texas identified the places in Dallas that suffer a lack of adequate transit service. Leading the list: Far North Dallas.
Jul 7, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
A new study finds evidence of the benefits of green space for the cognitive development of children.
Jun 18, 2015   The Atlantic
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds evidence of the decline of sprawl as the dominant form of construction in the United States and attracted lots of media attention in the process.
Jun 16, 2015   Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences
The American Planning Association is keeping tabs on a bill making its way through Congress that would cut funding for the U.S. Census Bureau.
Jun 7, 2015   APA Policy News
Rep. Ted Poe (R – Texas) has introduced legislation that would gut the reach of the American Community Survey—one of the most useful sources of information for planning research.
May 28, 2015   APA Policy News
Blog Post
Communities cannot be sustainable unless they are places where people want to live. But can communities be both livable and sustainable? Blog Post
May 27, 2015   By JPER
New analysis of U.S. Census data dating back to 1880 reveals more about the breadth and depth of patterns of racial segregation.
May 22, 2015   Vox
A new study finds that biking to work does wonders for reducing stress levels throughout the day. Too bad most it's so hard to fund biking infrastructure.
May 19, 2015   Treehugger