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Academic Research

February 19, 2021, 7am PST
A glut of new housing and development research has been published recently, shedding new light on some of the most fundamental questions of contemporary planning.
UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
January 31, 2021, 7am PST
New research published in the Urban Studies journal does the difficult work of connecting the dots between parking and driving.
Sightline Institute
January 26, 2021, 9am PST
New research published in Transport Policy finds that ride-hailing companies increase vehicle miles traveled of users by 97 percent in Chicago, 114 percent in New York City, and 118 percent in San Francisco.
Streetsblog USA
January 11, 2021, 12pm PST
A recent study of preschoolers shows that small children are intuitive urban planners—if anyone ever listens.
The Conversation
December 29, 2020, 6am PST
A thematic issue of the peer reviewed journal Urban Planning provides a framework for reassessing New Urbanism.
Urban Planning
December 23, 2020, 9am PST
The rent eats first, they say. But how do people survive when the rent also eats almost everything?
USC Sol Price Center for Innovation
December 9, 2020, 10am PST
The extreme weather events and sea-level rise of the relatively near future will overwhelm storm and flood infrastructure with startling regularity, according to new research.
Earth.com
November 9, 2020, 6am PST
New research from China finds an incredible rate of urban expansion in North America and China.
South China Morning Post
October 13, 2020, 6am PDT
New research suggests that real estate values were declining before prices started falling, but a climate-driven housing crisis could already be here in coastal Florida.
The New York Times
October 7, 2020, 9am PDT
As California moves to hold local governments accountable for housing production goals, a report finds a 900,000-unit discrepancy. Offered here is the Embarcadero Institute's response to criticism received regarding the report's conclusions.
The Planning Report
Feature
September 30, 2020, 8am PDT
An article from the journal Urban Studies is inspiring debate and controversy over a year after publication, presenting opposing opinions on fundamental questions about how land use regulation affects the housing market.
James Brasuell
September 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A new study calls for changes to coastal management policies to better protect sandy shorelines retreating under the pressure of rising sea levels.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
September 24, 2020, 12pm PDT
Introducing a new interactive resource that presents the contributions of the Black community to a growing understanding of cities and the built environment.
Black Voices on the City
September 4, 2020, 8am PDT
Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles, Virginia Tech Planning Professor Tom Sanchez has created a database of planning research citations.
Tom Sanchez
June 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Separate coronavirus studies from the University of California at Berkeley and Imperial College London published June 8 in the journal Nature show the life and health-saving value of domestic stay-at-home orders, global lockdowns, and other measures.
The Washington Post
June 4, 2020, 9am PDT
JSTOR Daily has compiled a syllabus for reading on the causes and consequences of institutional racism.
JSTOR Daily
June 4, 2020, 5am PDT
The newest issue the Journal of Planning and Education Research responds to a clear need of the time: the need to address social justice in the public realm while reforming planning practices in the United States.
Journal of Planning and Education Research
May 26, 2020, 7am PDT
Research from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health looks at the timing of the imposition of public health control measures, at the start of the pandemic and in the present if infections increase, to project lives saved or lost.
The New York Times
May 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Researchers around the world are trying to get an idea about how increased automobile trips, fewer shared modes, and high unemployment will alter long-term trends in transportation.
CityLab
May 4, 2020, 10am PDT
As a majority of states relax stay-at-home restrictions, a prestigious team of experts from the University of Minnesota, Harvard and Tulane universities warns that the coronavirus will likely last 18 to 24 more months, returning in successive waves.
CNN