Academic Studies

3 days ago
New research is ambivalent about the potential for streetcar investments to reap promised economic development rewards.
PhysOrg
5 days ago
It's hard to connect zoning to planning and development outcomes at a national level because very little data exists at that scale.
Urban Institute
February 8, 2019, 2pm PST
A new study by researchers from Harvard University addresses bike equity, which is a powerful tool for increasing access to transportation and reducing inequality in U.S. cities
The Conversation
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Increasing allowable densities and reducing parking requirements are important strategies for achieving long-term planning goals, but to succeed they must be applied to large areas.
Todd Litman
January 17, 2019, 12pm PST
A new study of transit use in Los Angeles finds safety concerns are keeping women off of public transit.
Streetsblog USA
January 11, 2019, 6am PST
The history of the earth since 1700 has been a history of human land use.
CityLab
November 5, 2018, 12pm PST
A paper published in the journal Nature reveals the findings of a survey of 2 million people in 200 countries on the ethics of the "trolley problem" as applied to self-driving cars.
MIT News
September 18, 2018, 11am PDT
A report from the Global Climate Action Summit on a looming deadline set by the Paris climate agreement: ending sales of new gas and diesel-powered light-duty vehicles by 2035.
Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study reveals the biases of the public planning process.
The Boston Globe
Blog post
August 20, 2018, 5am PDT
We are in perhaps the most dynamic period with respect to changes in travel behavior in the past 50 years. Chose your data wisely.
Steven Polzin
July 24, 2018, 8am PDT
According to new reaearch, the power of green space where vacant lots previously stood includes mental health benefits, especially in low-income neighborhoods.
NPR
July 10, 2018, 1pm PDT
A Habitat for Humanity Project in Silicon Valley is stymied by an effective, CEQA-wielding attorney who doesn't want his home office views obstructed and more traffic in his neighborhood.
CALmatters
July 10, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study shows that over the last several decades the price of real estate has been heavily influenced by the actual and anticipated effects of climate change.
CityLab
July 9, 2018, 8am PDT
An annual survey by the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota measures job availability, job location, population density, and the availability of transit.
Smart Cities Dive
June 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Two articles in national publications share findings from recent studies that make it harder to accept the "distracted walking" excuse for increased traffic fatalities.
FiveThirtyEight
May 23, 2018, 5am PDT
A big new study by the Pew Research Center examines the ties that bind, and the differences that threaten to tear us apart.
Pew Research Center
April 18, 2018, 6am PDT
A recent study from researchers at the University of Bologna adds to a growing body of evidence regarding their effects of laws that require bicyclists to wear high-visibility clothing.
Cycling Weekly
March 19, 2018, 5am PDT
A new study shows that these groups exist in around 10 percent of counties, and those counties are scattered across all 50 states.
CityLab
March 9, 2018, 2pm PST
Surveys on ride-hailing conducted by regional planning agencies, academic institutions, and public transit agencies throughout the U.S. reviewed by the Associated Press largely led to the same conclusion: more traffic and reduced use of transit.
Associated Press
March 7, 2018, 7am PST
Less "sharing economy" and more normal economy for New York City in New York City, according to the findings of a recent study.
CityLab