Academic Studies

6 days ago
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
August 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Guardian shares news of a new study of a Jakarta lane that could prove that carpool requirements work to reduce driving and congestion.
The Guardian
July 24, 2017, 2pm PDT
The first study to make an attempt at quantifying the value of "eyes on street"—an idea most eloquently described by Jane Jacobs—offers reason to support a mix of uses, with businesses operating later in the evening.
Next City
July 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
A study of three of the country's population and cultural centers reveals the kinds of discrimination same-sex couples and transgender individuals are likely to encounter on the rental market.
Urban Institute
June 18, 2017, 9am PDT
Wildfires, exacerbated by climate change, are ravaging the Great Plains with new intensity, according to a new study.
The Washington Post
May 12, 2017, 8am PDT
Another study shows what should be obvious by now: the higher quality the bike infrastructure, the better the results in terms of safety and mode choice.
American Journal Of Public Health
April 24, 2017, 8am PDT
Nearly a year after Pokémon Go and its legion of devout fans hit the streets, researchers are starting to see societal benefits in augmented reality.
Crosscut
March 31, 2017, 7am PDT
The findings of a recent study reveals the effects of transportation network companies to be the enemy of all forms of alternative transportation—far from the urban savior some hope they'll be.
Streetsblog Denver
February 24, 2017, 8am PST
"To get beyond NIMBYism, we first must understand it," writes Richard Florida.
CityLab
November 24, 2016, 7am PST
A new book examines the potential for coexistence between indigenous people and the post-development ethos of 21st century planning practice. Canada and Australia provide the case studies, but surely U.S. planners should also heed these lessons.
The Guardian
November 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
After receiving a large grant to study poverty and income inequality, the Hutchins Center of African and African-American Studies finds itself having to justify the need to study the problems, rather than spending that money on programs or services.
The Boston Globe