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Research in cognitive sciences is dictating that we can no longer rely on the presentation of scientific facts when building policy.
Steven Snell
October 24, 2017, 9am PDT
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have produced a scathing report on the inadequacies of public transit in Dallas.
D Magazine
October 16, 2017, 6am PDT
Nashville stakeholders are increasingly concerned by a post-Recession wave of real estate investment trusts buying up all the housing stock in neighborhoods gutted by the foreclosure crisis. The trend extends to other Sun Belt cities as well.
Tennessean
Feature
October 11, 2017, 6am PDT
Useable data of the effects of ride-hailing service on travel behavior is sorely lacking, but a new study sheds light on critical questions about what companies like Uber and Lyft mean for transit, active transportation, and congestion.
Regina R. Clewlow
October 5, 2017, 9am PDT
Streetsblog digs into the literature on streetcars and finds evidence that the transit mode du jour was never intended to benefit transit users.
Streetsblog USA
September 25, 2017, 8am PDT
A new project is intended to forge connections between research and practice in the world of urbanism.
Public Square
May 16, 2017, 11am PDT
The ability to predict severe weather events would be a huge benefit to planners, preparing for a new era of resilience. A new study sheds new light on how much rain we can expect, and where, on a warmer planet.
MIT News
March 22, 2017, 2pm PDT
In celebration of Water Week in the United States, as well as World Water Day, as celebrated by the United Nations, Brookings has complied a list of ten facts about water policy and infrastructure.
Brookings Institution
October 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Community and Regional Planning Associate Professor Zhenghong Tang received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to explore the use of drones to monitor wetlands.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
October 7, 2016, 6am PDT
The Guardian’s new "Gentrified World" series tackles a fundamental—but tricky—question: How can we measure gentrification?
The Guardian
September 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
New research from the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics finds evidence of the displacement of elites from affluent neighborhoods in London.
The Guardian
September 3, 2016, 11am PDT
A review of the current research into the effectiveness of green streets and green infrastructure finds gaps in our understanding of what works, and where.
Green Infrastructure
July 20, 2016, 11am PDT
What would Richard Neutra do with a third arm? UC Berkeley researchers once asked him that and more, for science.
99% Invisible
March 3, 2016, 11am PST
Professor Zhenghong Tang, from the Community and Regional Planning Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, taps mobile tech, aids access to environmental data.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
November 4, 2015, 10am PST
New Jersey is either completely lacking a proper city, or one, big, giant city—depending on who you ask. One researcher believes its unique variety of urban sprawl offers lessons for the shaping of more holistic communities.
MIT Industrial Liaison Program
Blog post
September 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
Researchers from Texas A&M blog about their study of the economic benefits of walkability in neighborhoods in Austin, Texas.
JPER
August 19, 2015, 6am PDT
Recent studies show that urban parks are healthy in surprising ways in addition to physical and emotional health, writes Jeff Caldwell of Litchfield Landscape Elements.
UrbDeZine
August 10, 2015, 5am PDT
After enjoying a strong run of prominence and success, the new economy is taking its toll on university presses.
Next City
July 30, 2015, 9am PDT
A tough first week for the new LYNX Gold streetcar line in Charlotte inspired a review of the current research about the value of streetcars.
The Urban Edge
July 23, 2015, 11am PDT
Limitations of data collection mean many questions about housing consumption simply cannot be answered.
Housing Perspectives