Academic Studies

16 hours ago
Cities and researchers are reconsidering the effects of the controversial housing policy known as rent control.
Governing
3 days ago
Policymakers, auto manufacturers, and especially advocates are very engaged in transitioning from fossil fuel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles. The problem is that interest isn't shared by the general public, according to research by UC Davis.
UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies
5 days ago
A literature review of the factors influencing public transit ridership.
TransitCenter
February 11, 2018, 11am PST
Passenger vehicle ownership and vehicle miles traveled per person and per household remain below their historic peaks set in 2006 and 2004, respectively, but they have been on the upswing for the past four to five years, according to new data.
University Of Michigan
February 9, 2018, 8am PST
More Southern Californians are purchasing motor vehicles, particularly those who were previously transit-dependent, which largely explains the region's declining transit ridership, according to a newly released study.
Los Angeles Times
February 9, 2018, 7am PST
The expansion of the built environment proceeds with little regard for the loss of biodiversity, and the planning field isn't doing enough to help.
ASLA The Dirt
February 1, 2018, 9am PST
The new study, published by the Urban Politics and Governance research group at McGill University, comes with a major disclaimer: it was funded by the Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, among other.
Politico
January 15, 2018, 5am PST
A new study by Rahul Pathaka, Christopher K. Wyczalkowskib, Xi Huangb produces new evidence for the most effective method for improving conditions of poverty.
Chicago Policy Review
January 8, 2018, 6am PST
Norman Oder asks readers to question the evidence traditionally cited in arguments that attempt to disprove displacement as a consequence of gentrification.
Shelterforce
November 27, 2017, 2pm PST
As the climate warms, the world's glaciers and ice sheets are melting, but sea level increase will be greater in some places due to the earth's rotation and gravity, according to a newly released study by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
NPR
November 14, 2017, 5am PST
A new study finds a connection between multimodality and income inequality in midsized cities.
The Urban Edge
October 25, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new study challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the superiority of light rail over bus rapid transit.
The City Fix
October 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The Lancet Commission study comes at a time when the Trump Administration is rolling back environmental regulations from a number of sectors.
The Guardian
October 14, 2017, 5am PDT
In terms of its public health benefits, a flourishing tree canopy is practically priceless.
ASLA The Dirt
October 6, 2017, 6am PDT
A study of British cities find people living in dense urban cores are less likely to struggle with obesity and more likely to exercise—signs of higher quality of life—than their counterparts in suburban environments.
Reuters via The Guardian
September 11, 2017, 6am PDT
A new study, published in the journal Climate Change, is naming the names of the very few companies that have caused most of the global change in climate.
New Republic
August 31, 2017, 7am PDT
The research director of the National League of Cities explains the defining characteristics of local economies—namely that of five distinct kinds of local economies, three serve to distinguish the nuances between mid-sized cities.
CitiesSpeak
August 26, 2017, 9am PDT
A recent study lends new specificity of the human cost and economic damage wreaked by climate change in the coming decades.
Governing
August 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
Latino and black communities are more likely to cite racial profiling or crime as a deterrent to cycling, according to a recent study.
Streetsblog USA
August 16, 2017, 11am PDT
A study of the neighborhood and streets in the city of Houston finds that streetlights aren't always an effective crime deterrent.
The Urban Edge